We're not huge fans of endurance events around here but I thought this video was worth sharing in this case...
That video brought a tear to my eye.
FeelingBetterAlready: Have you seen Mark Sisson's blog entry from yesterday (Friday)? If not, you'd better go look. I spit my food at the computer screen when I saw the after photos. Was NOT expecting what I saw.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates
You may not be there yet, but you're closer than you were yesterday. A year of hard work later... you're there.
It's that simple.
Welcome to the Primal Blueprint.
Arthur, thank you for the encouragement. It means a lot.
TigerLily: Thank you also for pointing out Mark's blog. I hadn't read it. I'm glad I did. When I read she started in May of this year - OMG that's truly AMAZING!!!
My husband and I have decided for the next 30 days we are going to walk/ski every day for a minimum of 15 minutes. We'll cross the days off on the calendar that we've actually done that. We will probably incorporate some of the Mark's PB body weight exercises too. We're just determined to get moving.
Hey, FBA, not sure if this would be too much for someone your size but I figure I'd post it anyway:
These are all the Level 1 progressions of a program called Convict Conditioning. It's a strictly bodyweight program.
The steps you and your husband can most definitely start with right away are the top left and top right corners. Wall push-ups and wall pull-ups (or rows) respectively. Both of these are low impact but done in higher rep ranges will start to develop strength in your arms, shoulders, chest, back and core. All the others can be a bit much. The top middle exercise I wouldn't recommend, but it's the precursor to doing squats so maybe start with half-squats, lower yourself only halfway then stand up. I think you should also be able to do the bottom left and bottom middle movements. Bottom right is tough even for me and I'm pretty light. Holding a headstand is harder than it looks, I can hold a handstand better, which makes no sense to me.
Good luck! and be careful of course. You can follow the youtube link to level 2, 3 and so on... If you need detailed explanations on any just ask or send me a PM.
You can buy a cheap or used treadmill or elliptical machine to use when the weather elements are bad. You can add resistance training by using your own body weight with squats, planks, pushups. And you can use resistance bands/cords that are pretty cheap to buy and use it for hundreds of different exercises. You can also skip some rope. There are tons of activity you can do in your home even with limited space on bad weather days. Good luck!
Hey iniQuity- Thanks for the video. I can definitely do the wall push-ups/pull-ups and the bottom middle. (Our chiropractor actually recommended that exercise to my husband to strengthen his back.) The bottom left will be difficult for me but I'll do the best I can. How many reps/sets should we shoot for? Just go until we can't do it anymore?