I’ve been taking the Silver Sneakers classes now for three full weeks, and I thought you'd like a progress report.
The first day I barely made it through the class, as I’ve already mentioned.
By the end of the first week, I had a pretty good routine down. I’d take the class, then get on the treadmill and walk one mile, keeping my heart rate at about 135 for a good cardio workout. It took me a little over 26 minutes to walk the mile.
Last Friday (after two weeks of classes), I could do the mile in 22 minutes, AND I’d increased the incline from 1 (wimpy) to 4. Love those readouts!
This week I’m still using only 1-pound weights during the classes, and I’m still doing the “beginner” phase of all the exercises. I still have to hold onto a chair back for most of the balance routines, but I’m not quite as exhausted by the end of class.
The treadmill’s getting a bit easier, too. I’m not pushing it too much, just trying to keep my heartbeat at a steady 130 beats per minute. The 135 was just a bit much, so I was smart enough to back off a bit.
A couple of days ago, I did the mile in a few seconds over 20 minutes.
So, this is turning out to be a good decision.
BEEattitude for Day #465:
Blessed are those who find the best nectar and pollen, for they shall reap the benefits.
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