Thursday, August 11, 2016
What Six Month of Intense Workouts Feels Like
Six months of intense workouts (as in "do you think I'm a Navy Seal?") once a week with a professional female trainer with strength training equipment, repeating the base exercises at home using my chairs, ball and my free weights 2-3 days more a week, and 60 minutes of cardio daily (holding small weights and wearing a sports bra that makes me look like I'm expecting an assassination attempt) on non strength training days. Friday is no workout - just a long, brisk walk on my lunch break at a couple of flights of stairs thown in, then home for pizza and several glasses of wine.
I turn 58 this week and I'm stronger than I was at 30 and the 10 or so pounds I gained after I got married is gone. And I am very proudly wearing short sleeves again.
My husband is great about spotting me, running the timer, and handing me the heavier weights when I'm on the exercise ball. He's 25 years younger than me so he doesn't understand how hard this was as he's really fit, but he loves me for trying. It helps having the support.
Still hate the kettle ball though. (maybe if it is given the "die evil kettle ball" look it will disappear).