Through trail and error I have found that at 56 I am incredibly out of shape and have knee and one hip issues. Everything I've tried for exercise I've either fumble through, because I can't walk and chew gum at the same time or it's hurt parts of my body. It has been very discouraging and has set me back quit a bit. I just found and accomplished the 11 minute seated cardio and have had to really accept my limitations, scale it back and be satisfied with what I CAN do. I've done a full circle here. I'm back to 10 minutes on my treadmill to warm up for stretching and one sitting cardio video a day and will move slowly up from there. It's a start.
I've been doing this video every other day for over a month, i cheated a lot (so out of shape), I made it all the way through the last two times I did it(without cheating), so today, I DID IT TWICE, cheated a little on the second round....but i feel great! Think i may do it at least once on the days i do my strength exercises and twice on the other days! Thanks Nicole!
Wow. I can get my heart rate up doing seated exercises! Facing knee replacement this is great for me. I've been told I cannot do jumping jacks, lunges, running or even fast walking. If I do, the knee replacement will come sooner than later. I tried this video thinking, "I'll try it, but I doubt it can really work." I am proud to say I was wrong. I'm excited to try the other seated workouts to see how far I can go and what I can accomplish.
This is the first time I've ever done cardio and I am probably ready for a nap!! I don't exercise or at least haven't because I have 2 blown out knees that will be getting replaced once I drop all this weight!! I miss riding a bike and walking!!
Since I am busy when I get home I am going to be doing this at work during my lunch.
9/28/2014 11:37:05 AM
This is really great! I am 55 and have advanced degenerative arthritis (bone on bone) in both knees. I feel like I don't have much upper body strength and I know I need more stamina. This didn't hurt my knees! But it got my heart rate up (I am sweaty) and I feel great for having done the whole 11 minutes, with little modifications that I will work on eliminating. Thanks Spark People, and Nicole and my sister, Gennifer, for telling me about it!
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