Fitness Diary

Workout 6Aug2016. Treadmill. Cycle. Elliptical. Row.

—– My fitness goals for Saturday revolve on a treadmill walk of three miles in one hour.  I’m watching the Olympic athletes on the common gym televisions, for motivation.  Each individual cardio machine has a personal television, that I can change at will.  And I choose to watch the Olympics because those young athletes are inspiring to us lagging Babyboomers.  [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

  • Walk on treadmill for three miles, in one hour, with zero incline, with hands-free.
  • Stationary cycle for one hour, for 12 miles, with level zero, with hands-free.
  • Spend 10 minutes on the elliptical machine for six-tenths of a mile.
  • Row for five minutes as an introduction, for 600 meters, with 130 strokes.  The rowing is new to my cardio routine.

—– I eliminated the mile of swimming in 45 minutes, because my swimsuit faded.  I’m waiting until I can afford a new swimsuit. I watched an interview with Michael Phelps where he said he once got thrown out of a pool because of his briefs.  I respect his swimming hobby greatly, and I follow his example of wearing humbly black or dark navy briefs. [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]
—– My purposes with those four cardio routines was really just attendance.  I just wanted to renew my cardio habits, with ultra-light routines of low or no machine resistance. [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]
—– But now I’ve tested my cardio fitness routines, and renewed my old fitness habits.  And now I can start very slowly  increasing the incline on the treadmill.  And now I can start very slowly increasing the machine resistance on the stationary bicycle, with increased levels.  Similarly I can increase the machine resistance on the elliptical, with increased level.  As for the rowing cardio, I can gradually increase it to a 60 minute easy workout, up from the five minute initial introduction. [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]
—– And if there is time in the day, I can return for a light weight workout, for a short 20 minute to 60 minute evening session. [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]
—– The next project in my cardio routines is a calorie burn.  In earlier years, I increased the caloric burn to 600 calories/hr and higher in all of the treadmill, the stationary bike, the elliptical machine and the rowing machine.  With time allowing, I’m targeting a 2,000 caloric burn each day, that matches my 2,000-2,500 caloric intake each day.  Honestly, I eat more than 2,000 calories each day, and that is a problem I have to reverse eventually. [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]
—– This workout takes two to three hours, but that’s also time spent exercising instead of eating.  The fact that I am not consuming any food for two to three hours is alone a victory. [Donate online to KeepYourHouse]

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