Saturday, November 28, 2009
Over the past few days I've been spending time reflecting on what I have accomplished this year. I have noticed a huge difference in my fitness level. When it comes to working out I just do it rather than dreading it and turning it into a chore.
Back in April, I decided that it was time to start exercising again, so I got on the stair step machine for a workout. Well, it was an awfully short workout. I was worn out after only a few minutes at the lowest resistance level. I tried doing some strength exercises but had a hard time doing things like modified pushups. I felt frustrated and completely shocked by my lack of energy.
Over the next few months I started walking outside a lot more and I kept getting on the stair step machine and added 30 seconds or a minute to my workout every time.
Now I have enough energy to stay on the stair step machine for 25 minutes at a time and I've been increasing the resistance a bit each week or so. I walk much faster than I used to and those modified pushups are now smooth and easy. I feel stronger and I'm walking taller than before.