My first workout in 60 years


That’s true.  It’s my first real workout in 60 years.

That may be a bit of a misnomer.  I’ve done a lot of cycling, hiking, and other things in my 60 years on this spinning ball, but I’ve never met with a professional to work out a plan to get healthy again.

I’ve got a plan to alternate workouts between strength training and cardio training.  My initial goals are weight loss and better general overall health with an aim towards doing a lot more cycling this summer.  An added benefit is that as the weight comes off, my ankle and knees will become less painful when I walk, and I can enjoy that more.

This morning was my first strength training workout, 45 minutes of circuit training.  To say I’m exhausted is an understatement, but I’m happy and I feel like I’ve accomplished something  early on a Monday morning!


3 thoughts on “My first workout in 60 years

  1. GOOD FOR YOU, my friend! Just out of curiosity, do you listen to “workout” music when doing cardio? I have a “high energy” playlist I use when doing cardio. Ironically, several of them are “jodies,” which I swore I’d never listen to again after those grueling formation runs as a cadet.


  2. “…but it works for me.”

    And *that* is the key! I’ve loaded a few songs, only to take them off because they just don’t work out for, well, working out. Here are just a few from my workout list:

    It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere
    Don’t Fear the Reaper
    Big Stick (Tin Cup soundtrack)
    No One Lives Forever
    Lose Yourself
    The Auctioneer
    The Cup of Life
    Several Army running cadences (“Jodies”)


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