I’m back into my fitness obsession.
So when covid started I fell in love with power walking. I dropped some inches, built some muscles, and overall felt pretty great about myself.
Then I had to start going back to work and I moved and I let it drop out of my life.
Over March break, I joined a gym to start up again. After all my back and hip problems since the summer, I really need to be moving a LOT more.
I joined Fit4Less which is just a 5 minute walk from my house. I started on March 18th as my first workout. I went at like 9am hoping it wasn’t busy. I have never joined a gym before and I would need someone to show me how to use the machines. I just got the basic package which is $7.90 every two weeks. Not too bad at all!
I started with just the treadmill. The worker there got me all set up and took his time to explain all the buttons. I used it a few times until I wanted to start branching out.
I’m not so worried about weight loss, but more so heart health. Mt fitbit says my cardio health is bad.
This is what I want to fix. It needs to be better.
I go 3 times a week. Sometimes I can’t, like last week, but I try. I also try not to go more than 2 days in a row without a rest day. As I get more strength, I can start going more.
After my workout I then have to walk home! Haha! Thankfully when its a work day, the bus drops me off right at the plaza so its just a two minute walk around the building to get in. Once I get a car, I feel like my trips will increase.
I always start on the treadmill and right now I’m doing 50 minutes of my hour on the treadmill. This is usually at a steady pace so it falls into either the fat burn or cardio setting on my fitbit.
My last 10 minutes I rotate between machines: 2 types of ellipticals, a rower, a stair climber.
On these machines, I will do a fast pace for about a minute, then 30 seconds as fast as I can go, and continue until my 10 minutes are up. I’ll build up the fastest sprints and the length on these machines as I get used to them. A
So far, my favourite is the rower. Its easy and simple. Then the long stride elliptical, the stair climber, and a short stride elliptical.
I really like that all these machines start on their own and you don’t need to do much other than hit the “quick start” on them.
So far it’s been a good month! I do post my fitbit stats on my twitter page if anyone is actually interested in them. My fitbit doesn’t have a rowing option so I am just using the “workout” one. I might just switch to using the workout for the whole time at the gym but I’m not sure….
As I get more into the fitness, I might branch out into the weights side of the facility. But right now that’s not really a priority.