Mr Knitter

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I have decided to try and build up. Yes, I know, close to 50 and now I decided that this is the time. I have tried to get fit in the past and loose fat, but now I thought if I built up I could do all of it in one go. So the weights (not heavy yet) have come out and I have started a small routine. The Apple Watch has an app called 7 Minutes and I use that too, which is good as it raises my heart rate to fat buring/cardio rates, which is something I don’t get too much of with weights.

A few weeks ago I was thinking about M’s health and that it is slowly getting worse, and with that I decided I had to do something about my health and fitness levels as I will be useless to him if I am a fat lazy lump. I have bought some supliments to assist, but all in all it will be hard work that gets results.

I have been looking at some blogs of people that have been doing the same thing, but a lot of them seem to be using steroids and are gym bunnies that live in the gym 24/7 and eat 7 meals a day. This really is not a posibility for me, let alone the cost of gym membership in the UK is very high and you are automatically stuck in a year contract. Then there is the embarrisment/shyness of working out amongst the gym-rats and muscle dudes, which is entimidating too unless you have a gym mate (I don’t). So I don’t think I will be joining a gym anytime soon.

I have had the weekend off from any exercise as I had a very sore chest after earlier in the week from overdoing it. I needed the recovery time, but tomorrow it all starts again. I have looked at ones site and there is an idea about what to do and when, i.e. Mondays chest day, Tuesday arms and so on. But, I will not be up ar 5am and off to the gym as he does for the above reasons. I also need to do more cardio, but having asthma it can be quite hard, but I will give it a go, anything to get rid of fat and build muscle I guess.

I bought an app too that I can use to measure my body and it also takes photos of my and over time can play to show changes, but I will be a slow show LOL. Anyway, I feel determined to do it this time.

6 thoughts on “Building Up

  1. Good luck! I’ve been walking nearly every day all summer and can tell I’ve built muscle in my legs and core and lost some weight. I think consist effort is what pays off:)

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    1. Mr Knitter says:

      Definitely, constant effort, and at the beginning it seems like hard word, but I know it will get easier.

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  2. A good (and fun!) way to get cardio is with an agility ladder! And YouTube has a plethora of videos with loads of different drills. I love the agility ladder because even as a runner, there are days I don’t want to “just” run. You can add weights to the routine by carrying a dumbbell or wearing a weighted vest. Also, where you can use it right at home, you don’t have to worry about being far out from home should asthma decide to be a problem. Plus, breaks between sets / drills would be perfect to regulate asthma with your cardio routine. The more muscle you build, the more calories you burn and fat you lose. So, you’re going about it the right way. Congrats!

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    1. Mr Knitter says:

      Thanks for the heads up on the agility ladder, I will have a look at that, sounds like a lot of fun. I used to have a running machine at home and loved going on it, but it is not the same as outdoor running which I would love to do, and I know it is more strenuous to run for real rather than on a treadmill. I live by the beach, and I see lots of people training there for cardio, one day I will be able to join in.

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  3. I don’t know if you have access to a swimming pool, but a friend of mine has asthma and has found swimming to be a good workout regimen for him. Just another option to consider. Also, just walking around your neighborhood is good, with or without the dogs. It’ll take some trial and error, but I’m sure you can find a good pace that works with your needs when it comes to cardio.

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    1. Mr Knitter says:

      I love swimming, and swim in the sea from time to time since we live next to the beach, but a nice clean swimming pool that isn’t freezing cold is so much better. I used to go swimming with a friend but she moved away and haven’t been to a pool for years. I walk a lot with and without the dogs, I do usually a minimum of 5km a day. I may get a bike again. I gave mine to a charity a good few years ago. Or I could get an indoor one.

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