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getting stronger/getting easier


Friday, July 18, 2014

I've been doing a short cardio routine every other morning for two weeks - I never look forward to it, but I feel pleased with myself after I've done it!

This morning I realised that it was getting easier! lunges, high knee lifts, squats, bicycle crunches, even push-ups - and my 5 minutes now easily extends to almost 10 mins (9.7 mins this morning - I use my stopwatch!)

This realisation has been surprisingly motivating for me! I always cringe at those cardio words like 'shred' and 'boot camp' and 'burn'.

If anyone's interested in what has got me started, it is a routine that was on the guest blog a couple of weeks' back - and it's presented as being for older people (I'm coming up for 60). I know a lot of my Spark Friends are around the same age as me - so if anyone's reluctant to do a cardio routine and wants to check this out I'll put the link in below.

Who knows, you might even see me in a 'boot camp' later in the year!

www.sparkpeople.com/blog
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GIVEUP30 8/3/2014 11:56AM

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MICKEYH 7/18/2014 9:10AM

    Thanks for sharing the link. I like the 5 min jump start exercise.

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FERRNIE 7/18/2014 6:35AM

  Thank you for the link, I'm going to check it out now.
Thanks for sharing.
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Amazing, that's one I have favorited.! I've done it a few times too, and it's hard for me. I think I'll start doing that every other day or so, then work up to every day.
I especially like it because, I can't do many videos with my computer connection. Well, maybe a short video, is okay, but I have an upload and download limit, with the company I use called Hughesnet. I'm allowed upload and download without any restrictions on size, during the wee hours, like 2am and 7 am. But before or after those times, I have to watch my meter. If I go over the limit, Hugesnet slows down my computer. Also there are times during the day when the connection is very slow. It's all quit confusing, one of the drawbacks of living so far out in the country. But I am very grateful to have a computer and an internet connection.

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