I started using my bike, probably less than a minute at a time. Just until I can feel my heartrate increase. If I continue any longer I'll get dizzy and fatigued. I'm sure I will begin to develop more stamina, but until then, there is encouraging research about exercising 4 *seconds* per hour. I'll say it again, every little bit counts. Start wherever you are and do what you can.I'm a resolutions-type person. In 2021, I tried "no goals." Which was mostly great except it did not help me with health or fitness. Apparently I need goals in those areas.
- I will do HIIT exercise every day for 4 weeks to increase mitochondria density. This should reduce fatigue. I plan to do this in the morning when I get home from dropping DS6 off at school, or at 9 a.m. on non-school days. If I miss my planned time, I will do it later in the day. I have 4 reserve days, which means that if I miss 4 days I will still consider this goal to be completed.
- I will use my bike for cardio conditioning every day from January - April. This will help me with heat acclimation and being fit enough for 4-H dog training group classes and for gardening. I have 32 reserve days. When I am successful using my bike every day in January (8 reserve days), I will reward myself with a bike computer that measures speed and distance.
My momma said "the only thing worse than cleaning is not cleaning." She was not wrong!