Sunday, August 09, 2009
For the past couple of days I have been wracking my brain to come up with a new exercise routine that would help me burn calories but not cause too much pain. As a result of chemotherapy (and probably years of high impact sports , let's not blame chemo entirely!!) my hip and shoulder joints have become very arthritic, and makes my current workout routine (karate training) not a viable option. I've been walking the dog, but just couldn't get my heart rate up with that alone, but was really having a hard time coming up with something that I could stick to, was convenient, but would burn some much needed fat!!
Thanks to a blog that was posted previously.......about exercise equipment becoming an expensive clothes hanger......I remembered the Nordic Track that I had used faithfully when we lived up north, but somehow never got in the habit of using now that we live in Florida. It was in the back of a closet, rather dusty, but still working beautifully. Add an iPod and my favorite tunes, and it was like I had never stopped!
Of course this is one day, and only time will tell if this is a life change or just a passing fancy, but the economic minded me is happy not to shell out hundreds of dollars, and I'm rather proud of myself for resurrecting an old friend who has never steered me wrong.