I’ve been getting a lot of dizzy spells lately and my intolerance to heat is becoming more pronounced (hence the reason why I haven’t been out this summer).
Because of this, I’ve decided that I really have to make an extra effort in having an exercise regimen. It doesn’t have to be like ‘whoa, he-man exercise!’, but something that will help keep my blood pumping and my heart, lungs and muscles healthy. (Plus exercise releases endorphins and endorphins make you happy!)
(Seriously, I barely take more than 1,000 steps a day. I sit in front of the computer the whole time or lie in bed, and sometimes I miss meals so it’s unquestionable that my lifestyle is very unhealthy.)
The number 1 problem I have to combat is laziness. I need an exercise regimen that can be done in the comforts of my own home. (I’m so lazy that I can’t even get my butt out of our condo to take a 10 minute walk in our compound, haha. Plus, nowadays, it’s sooo hot even at night!)
I used to do yoga and I miss it terribly. But I don’t think I’m ready to go back to that yet.
I thought walking can be a perfect exercise, but again that will entail going outside our condo…
But wait! Who says I need to go outside to walk? *epiphany*
I can actually walk in place, right?! I remember doing marching exercises when I still went to physical therapy in the clinics before so what’s stopping me from walking or doing marching exercises in our living space?
(Best… idea… ever!!!)
I googled ‘walk in place exercise’ and lo and behold! I found a lot of walking workout videos that had a lot of potential. I went thru some of it and decided to go with Leslie Sansone’s ‘Walk Away the Pounds’ workout. (Not that I have any pounds to walk away…)
Here’s a sample of the workout video:
It’s a pretty awesome find and I’m soooo happy with it. I started doing the workout yesterday (it’s a 30-minute 1 mile walkathon complete with muscle toning, cool downs and stretching).
My first day was so-so, I gave up 75% into the video. I started getting those white spots in my vision so I decided not to push my pathetically weak body too hard, haha.
But today however, I was able to finish the video all the way to the cool down and stretching so yay for me! (I was a little out of breath, though, haha)
Eventually, I will want to be able to do the 5 mile work out, and maybe, just maybe actually walk and run in the outdoors (yeah, right *snort*) or go back to my 1 hour and 30 minute yoga class at Ekagrata Sala.
Then I’ll feel more confident about not passing out when I go on gimmicks and be able to attend all the events I keep declining because ‘I don’t feel well’, yay!
But for now, I’m just happy to be able to do 1 mile with weights and without breaking out a sweat. Then eventually move on to the 2 mile workout, and then 3 mile, so on and so forth.
Slowly but surely!
So what’s your exercise regimen?