Just as I thought, my exercising has taken a backburner while my sister is here. She’s only here for a couple more days, and we’re really enjoying hanging out together on our screened in back porch with our cat.
Despite my considerably more sedentary lifestyle this week, however, I’ve been losing weight. This is a huge contrast from the weight that I gain when I exercise (and it’s definitely not muscle being gained – trust me). While this is mind-boggling, I can’t help but feel that this is my body’s way of resetting so that my exercises can be effective again.
After my sister leaves, I plan on creating a workout schedule that alternates cardio workouts with strength training and flexibility-based workouts.
I will probably do cardio at least five times per week, but I am not used to strength training or flexibility workouts at all. I need to decide whether I want to try yoga or pilates, and I am going to look into whether any beginner’s classes are offered locally that are available to the public, as I have no interest in getting a gym membership.
I also need my mom to show me how to use the total gym that we recently purchased at a yard sale for $50. That should take care of all of my strength training needs, and give me the anaerobic exercise that I need to get into shape this summer while I have the time to devote to a regular workout schedule.