—– 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]