Sounds suspiciously like the usual weekend warrior stuff: too much too soon too often!
I can't do twenty five minutes of ANYTHING except sleep! LOL
When I'm starting out with a program, I start with 5 minutes. Each week I'd add ONE MINUTE, and stay there until it gets easy, then bump it up another ONE MINUTE. If it's strength training, I never add more than 5 reps.
The technique I was taught in MindBody Institute classes is called pacing. I have a timer. I spend so many minutes working and then I'm REQUIRED by the program to stop and rest, put my feet up, or do some restful kind of activity for the same amount of time.
I had it all the way up to 15 (minutes or reps)--and then I had MAJOR surgery last year, and two more surgeries this year... and I pretty much had to start over. I'm in my third session of physical therapy right now (three separate issues! LOL) so in addition to that, I'm up to six minutes/reps on cardio... and on Monday I bump it up again.
And Monday and Thursday I do the "floor" or lying down exercises, Tuesday and Friday I do the standing or seated ones. Wednesdays and Saturdays are for practical applications like running errands, housework etc, or for PLAY. ESPECIALLY play. LOL
The thing is...
...TAKE BABY STEPS.
You may feel like a wimp, but you'll be able to keep going. And being able to REPEAT a successful workout, even a tiny one, is the real key to success. Just like learning to walk... or run... or dance... one little step at a time.
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t
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