Wow! Don't know how it's possible, but "Strava don't"lie"! Between cycling around, walking around, taking the dog out, walking all over Melbourne CBD, cycling/walking to and from the train station, and hiking, I have covered 84 km. since January 1st! Whoo Hoo! Add yoga and calisthenics to that figure, and I've exercised 36 hours this month, which comes up to almost 2 hours daily, which doesn't seem to add up, except for the longer hikes and time walking around Melbourne! That is awesome! I am awesome! This makes me feel so thrilled and proud of myself to be moving on almost a daily basis! Therefore, I am grateful for all the hard work I have completed and how much better I feel as a result! I'm grateful I can do it! I'm grateful for my bike! I am grateful for my health! I'm grateful for the opportunities to walk and ride so much! I'm grateful for the hiking groups I joined! I'm grateful that I am getting stronger and fitter and healthier! I am grateful!
I've installed an interval timer, Pomodoro-style app on my phone, which reminds me to move every hour or so. I've been implementing movement breaks for a while now, but with much more consistency recently. Yesterday, I got in 4 calisthenic/strength breaks in addition to a walk. Thus far today, I got in one this morning, plus a 35-minute bike ride with the dog.
I set the timer for an hour, and then take a 5-minute break for body-weight strenght exercises; I want to build up to at least 6 breaks per day, which would equal 30 minutes of strength training. My first morning break--after coffee or tea-- is to do my yoga practice: asana, pranayama, and meditation ranging from 10-20 minutes depending on the day! In consequence, I am reaching my goal of a consistent morning yoga practice! And also reaching my other goals of getting healthier, stronger, fitter, leaner, and thinner! Yay Me! No...
I still have to be mindful of my lumbar disc, but I alternate the following body-weight strength exercises and calisthenics: knee lifts, squats, calf raises, modified jacks, mountain climbers, lunges, dips, superman, plank, dolphin, butt kicks, bridge, yoga back strengthening postures and hamstring stretches, and wall push ups. When my disc is stronger, I'll work on abs again. I personally need weight training that doesn't require weights or a gym visit (for now), because of my travels. After research, I found these two sites that have tons of strength and calisthenic exercise ideas:
surprised it is 2020! Holy crap when did that happen!