I have never been a person to exercise. It is boring to do alone & annoying to do with other people. I’ve always been very active, I’m pretty strong & I have a lot of muscle tone, but I’ve been noticing lately that my advanced age is starting to show. Then the topic of exercise came up at RedPillWoman & I think I just can’t put it off any longer.
I’ve always been pretty lean & I was probably skinny-fat during my “heart healthy whole grains” phase, but since I started menopause, it is getting really difficult to keep the weight off. Plus the problem of my fondness for beer & dive bars; I’ve always had the fondness, but it is probably not helping the weight issue, either.
The thing is that I’m super lazy & I don’t want to spend too much time on it. I’m not into cardio, either. I do have a really old SoloFlex set up in my dining room & I’ll rip off a quick 10 a couple of times a day, but that is about the extent of any sort of formal workout.
One of the things mentioned was Two Hundred Squats & since my butt could be a bit more pert & I can do squats at work (while everyone else is out to lunch) I’m going to try this exercise. Margery suggested kettlebells & I thought the exercises in the video she posted were pretty reasonable. Plus, you can see the chick in the video is really getting worn down by the end of the six or seven minutes of exercise.
I have already implemented the squats, but I’m having a difficult time finding a kettlebell. I guess it is the new big thing or something because there is a space on the shelf for different weights of them, but none to be found except the tiny 5 pounders. I want at least a 15 pounder; I did find a 10lb one, but it was really in bad shape & beat up. How does that even happen?