I have a new exercise addiction – stair climbing. I read on the Internet (so you know it’s true) that 5 minutes of stair climbing is the aerobic equivalent of 20 minutes of jogging. So, at first I thought it would be great as a time saver. The plan was to exercise five minutes every morning. But it felt so fantastic, that I just kept doing more and more. I never would have imagined that such a low impact exercise could provide such an exhilarating workout.
The 400 flights took me about two hours and is by no means a daily goal. A month ago at this time, I pretty much thought that would be impossible. I didn’t do it all at once though. I climbed about an hour in the morning and did the rest throughout the day, and had my best sleep in ages that night. Two hours of running would have left me sore as hell. But I feel okay today, even after consistently climbing at least a hundred floors a day since the then.
So I think this is going to replace my elliptical work out (which replaced the uphill treadmill, which replaced running, lol). I still like my trampoline, though. :) So, no more waiting for machines, tolerating people’s various and mysterious odors, or worrying about dressing “appropriately” for me! Plus it’s free (I’m lucky to have picked a condominium with over 35 floors)!
I'm strongly encouraging everyone to check out this method of exercise!!
I’ve lost 7 pounds in a month and two people have told me I look more “radiant”.
I’m encouraging everyone to look in to incorporating this into their routines. Just be sure to have your favorite tunes to go with. :)
My cousin Okee just sent me this newspaper clipping from my college days. It’s from the first time I won a music competition outside my home state of South Carolina. I think my mom might still have a copy of it, as well. I don’t know what happened to that Gemeinhardt student model flute, but it served me well (I ended up winning the national finals as well). I think I still have that turtleneck, though. Lol.
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