So I’ve been pretty consistent with the step goals and daily work outs.
The workout, more often than not, is that 30 minute run on WiiFit. On the weekends I sometimes add in 30 minutes of step or 15 minutes of Wii boxing or a routine that mixes in all kinds of yoga and dance and step … plus a run.
What I haven’t been doing is any kind of weight training. Which (way back when) I used to do every other day. I know it’s good for me, to build a little more muscle strength.
I do have dumbbells, ranging from 1 to 10 lbs each. (I’ve had them stashed pretty much since I moved.)
So I put weight training on the list and I pulled those out and dusted them off.
I didn’t yet locate my old routine but I googled a short beginner session. Watched it first to make sure it wasn’t anything terrible before I committed. No moves in bad form that would cause injury, nothing that’s going to be too advanced. Nope, looked good.
It’s 15 minutes (about 5 of which are warm up and cool down). So IRL I did about 10 minutes of new exercise, before my run. Which was great.
And I was already sore by later that night. Barely able to move without hurting the next day.
Still… you know, a little variety is good. Using new muscles is good.
This is me. Moving gingerly… but moving up, and moving along!