Sweating on Sunday: Pilates

Happy Sunday!  Before I get into the workouts I am doing for the next couple of weeks, I want to mention that anyone can join in the #walkingchallenge by posting their walking stats to Health Buddy Melissa Facebook page.  I post on Sunday, but your week can be any start and end day.

I have been exercising regularly since Jan 2019.  In 2018 I did some more walking, but not a real schedule of exercising.  I was diagnosed with CKD in Jan 2017.  2017, was a rough year.  I was so weak and tired from being ill, and it took a long time to start feeling normal again.  I definitely don’t want to do that again.  So, exercise has been a regular part of my daily routine.  I have slowly started to increase my length and intensity of my exercise routines, being mindful of staying in the moderate heart rate zone.  If you would like to learn about heart rate zones, and how to find your maximum heart rate zone, use the contact form at the end of this post to message me for a free meet and greet via email.

The Pilates video below is probably from the ’90s and is 45 minutes long.  This is not a beginner’s workout.  Please do not start your exercise journey with this video.  You need to build up to it.  It is 45 min in length and after 30 I am done.  I will slowly work up to 45 minutes.  I felt this in my legs for 2 days after.  After doing the Pilates I do the 20 minutes Brisk Walk video, also below.  This gives me a nice rounded day of exercise.  I am only doing the Pilates 2 to 3 times per week, depending on how sore I am.  On the days I don’t do them I am just doing Aerobics.  Follow this blog via email to receive my weekly newsletter, or use the contact form below to message me.

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