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Increasing Exercise

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I am working on increasing my exercise. This seems pretty amazing to me since I have never been an athletic person. Currently, I am doing cardio for 3x/week for 30 minutes. I am also doing strength training 3x/week. So, MWF I go to the gym and work on the elliptical. On my off days, I thought I would use the new SP 28-day boot camp. I thought I would start with their 12-minute workouts and gradually increase my time. I would like to be exercising for a minimum of 30 minutes 5x/week. I tried the video for the first time tonight and thought it was fun. Hopefully, I will still feel this way 28 days from now. emoticon

I also have another goal. I would like to be able to jog next to my husband for 30 minutes on the treadmill. He may jog twice as far as me, but I'd like to be next to him. Sounds simple, right? But, truly this scares me. I have exercise induced asthma. So, I have visions of falling over on the treadmill. The asthma doesn't bother me on the elliptical, bike, or even the rowing machine. Just the treadmill or jogging outside.

So, I have a plan, it's not much of one. It's simply this. I will at first continue to do the main part of my work out on the elliptical. Then I will do my cool down on the treadmill. Gradually, I will spend more time on the treadmill as I become comfortable.

I am thinking that the more weight I lose and the more cardio I do, the healthier I will be. My BP will lower, my heart will become stronger. I am hoping that when I am strong enough I will be able to go the 30 minutes on the treadmill.
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