Friday, November 20, 2015

Fitness progress continued

I'm on my own now; I had only hired a trainer for 10 one-hour sessions, and that ended this week.

I took a 1 1/2 mile walk yesterday, and today I used my stationary bike for 10 minutes, and did a few reps with a 2-pound weight, and some walking.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Fitness progress

It has been two weeks since I started working with a trainer. It's going well, I think. I can do everything he asks me to do: lift 5 pound weights, hold the weight while standing and sitting rapidly, stepping on and off a step rapidly, walking the treadmill both level and slightly inclined, pushing a "leg press" (I think that's what it's called), pulling weighted pulleys and also a thick rope. I don't do all those things every session, but he gives me a variety of activities to improve my heart rate, as well as to strengthen the muscles in my knees/legs and shoulders. He also is working on my "core" muscles.

On days when I don't see him, I walk a mile and a half to a mile, usually in my neighborhood, and also do the sitting and standing and the stair-stepping at home.

My stamina has improved. I feel tired, but not exhausted after a workout.