Monday, May 20, 2013

Exercise, exercise, exercise

That's what we have been trying to do more of.

For D, with the aim of building her bone mass, and for ourselves too!

Exercises are just not the same.

I used to walk a lot. 5 km or more 2 or 3 times a week.

But now it has changed to swimming.

No impact on the knees.

When I first started, I struggled to complete even 4 laps, though in my younger days, I used to do 20 laps almost everyday.

I can feel my stamina improving, coz I have no problem doing 5 continuous laps now.

And every visit, I try to do 10 laps, at a slow pace.

But this morning, a friend, whom I used to walk with, called for me to walk, and so I did.

We did our usual 5 km walk.

And at the end of the walk, I felt different.

I had no problem finishing the 5 km even though I haven't walked that distance for a long time, more than 6 months. I guess the stamina I built from swimming played a part.

I perspired, and it felt good. We never perspire when we swim.

But my legs are beginning to ache a little. Standing up after squatting takes a little effort.

Not sure if walking is a bad exercise due to the effects on my legs. But I like that sweating out bit!

What do you think?

1 comment:

Charmaine said...

Any exercise is good for the body and soul. It's also wonderful to have someone to exercise with, good opportunity to catch up with girlfriends.