Originally Posted by tjtalon
Thanks all for looking @ my me&Addie pics & commenting. Makes me feel good! Roaddy-Rick, soon I'll be in that saddle, & yes, Corgi-Ladona, Addie IS sweet. When Janice (instructor/owner of SkyView) took him out to take the pics, he even pulled her to get to me..this little boy "knows" something (Janice said "Oh! He sure does like you!") Cool. FarmChic-Sherry, your barn & the stall pics are beyond amazing, can I come clean?! (kinda like the scullery maid drooling to clean the fireplace grates in Windsor castle, just to be in the atmosphere..!)
Have a question: my poop-clean day yesterday was in 98+ temps. Got sick (well,just dizzy/nauseous/tachycardic abit; heat related), as not used to manual labor in high temps (or anywhere,for that matter). Have admitted here being abysmally out of shape. Need to implement something real soon: have a Gazelle glider, & various hand weights (2,5,&8#). For next Monday prep, should I just get on the Gazelle for cardiovascular to start? (then get into the weights for upper body strength,& have some ideas for core strength stuff). Just not sure where to start. Am attempting to build up from ground zero, as have badly neglected my body for quite awhile. Any suggestions?
O/K TJ its get the body back in shape time. This is the exercise regime I have recently embarked upon and its working.
Take two 20 pound potato bags one in each hand and hold them out stretched from your sides. Hold them in that position as long as you can but its O/K to let your arms drop to your sides, then lift again.
After a few days and if you are feeling stronger increase that to 50 pound sack and repeat the process, holding them at arms length out to your sides at shoulder height for as long as you can. By this time you will be feeling confident and much stronger so increase to 75 pound sacks.
Its taken me 6 weeks but I am at the 100 pound sack stage. YES, you read that right. I can lift a 100 pound potato sack in each hand to shoulder height.
Tomorrow I'm going for it so wish me luck. I'm going to put a potato in each sack.