Hello, again! So, here in Florida it got really hot this week. You can literally sweat just breathing certain parts of the day. We discovered during the Winter some critter had gone under the house and tore a hole in one of the AC ducts. I am sure it was an Armadillo. So, now the AC won’t blow cold air correctly. So, yep, you guessed it, I am sweating more than on just Sunday, lol.
I have been doing the Fitness Walking videos for quite some time now. I figured it was time to add some light weights. Building muscle burns more calories, than just Cardio or Aerobics. Plus, it tones, builds strong bones, and builds balance and strength. All good things! However, I am prone to build bulky muscle, giving the appearance of being bigger, especially in my arms and shoulders. This happens all the time to me. Even without weights, my biceps, and shoulders are already firmer, and bigger. So, I will try light weights with higher reps, hopefully avoiding looking like a linebacker. Some of that probably has to do with needing to follow a very strict low fat diet, which if you have ever tried a very strict diet, well they fail frequently. Below I will share links to an easy beginner walking video, and a light weight work out. I also will be adding Pilates for lower body toning. I will do the weights, and Pilates every other day. I hope, unless my muscles are screaming in pain. The days I work will only be a Fitness Walking video. To start I will use only 3 pounds weight, nothing higher. If you need a Walking Buddy, check out my Walking Buddy plan, or message me. I will walk with you, and encourage you. I got 6 days of workouts in last week, plus my 8,000 steps per day, woot woot! Still tweeking the diet, to get it right. It is super hard with CKD. It is hard without CKD, add that in, and it is even harder.
Beginner Walking Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njeZ29umqVE
Light Weight Arm Workout Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pcaD3wInqM