It has been three months since my body was available to exercise. I do it at home so the pandemic will never stop me. My workout usually starts and ends with yoga, then HIIT and abs, plus a mix of arms, legs, and glutes, depending on the day.
A week ago, I decided to update my routine with weights! This is radical for me since I prefer bodyweight exercises over anything. The change proved refreshing. It gave me enough novelty and challenge to keep my workouts interesting.
Mainly, I enjoy HIIT because I have no time to be bored. That, or I need to jump around like crazy because I eat too much dessert. This is the current program I follow and I add a cardio plus side abs routine every other day just because I like this kind of exercise. This was the last program I did.
Three months in, I feel good, no injuries. I had a slight resurgence of irritation on my left wrist last month but I have adjusted successfully by avoiding direct weight bearing on my wrist. This means I do most floor exercises on my fists or forearms, like push-ups, planks, mountain climber variations and so on. It is not ideal, I have dark callouses on my knuckles, but I have decided to do it this way to avoid repeating my injury (I have a colorful history of injuries).
My physical activities take around 1 1/2 to 2 hours every day. Do not ask me how I find the time. I don’t. I make the time because this is important to me. Exercising clears my head, gets my blood moving, and keeps my spirits up. It is either murder or working out. Some days it is an easy choice, other times not so much.
On my off days, twice a week, I only do yoga to feel good. Restorative and Yin classes are the best!
If you are curious about my weight loss, unfortunately, I cannot report any numbers accurately because we do not own a scale, but this has never been the point. The improvements I measure by how light I feel doing the movements, my endurance, and stamina. I am happy about everything, since the movements are the same as with my HIIT exercises, only with weights this time and I am able to do it without hating myself.
How do you feel about exercise or sports and how are you going with your own workout routine?