So I decided to give the whole exercise thing a try. Thursday I sat around for three hours *thinking* about exercising and then finally I gave in. I did the arms and the legs sessions on my 10 minutes pilates dvd for a total of 20 minutes. Then I took a 2 hour nap.
Friday Matt forced me to go to the gym at our apt. complex. I went and did 20 minutes on the Arc Trainer and some two upper body machines. Friday night I was ready to go back to the gym. Yesterday I was going to be lazy and not work out at all, but decided about halfway through the day to do it anyway. I did 20 minutes again on the Arc Trainer. Last night I had so much energy I was washing dishes by hand. Now, normally I won't even use the dish washer let alone by hand. Matt came back from the store and saw me doing that and wondered what in the heck was wrong with me. Today I was full of energy again. I,again, was not going to work out today, but ended up walking 30 minutes on uneven terrain up and down hills through the woods at Eddie's horseback riding lesson.
I really need to to some ab exercises because that is where the bulk of my weight is. I really like that Arc Trainer. It's kind of like an eliptical machine, but doesn't have the arm movements. The first time I used it my thighs burned so bad I thought I was going to die. The second time they didn't start burning until I was about 3/4 done. So hopefully the more I use it the easier it will be on my thighs.
I will definitely keep up this exercising gig though if I keep this energy level up. Now I just need to start eating better and cut that darned pop out.