Why hello there, how are we all? I hope you are well. This month’s blog post is about what exercises I do. As a person who sufferers from fatigue, especially in the morning, exercising can be arduous. But I’m still doing something every day.
Fixed hula hoop
I bought this fixed hula hoop a couple of years ago but hardly used it. When my weight climbed up, that’s when I decided to use it. I try and use it every day but when I go shopping or have Bhangra in the evening, I don’t.
I bought an ab swing before my illness. As a child and teenager with a large stomach, I wanted to eliminate it. But due to a lack of motivation, I hardly used it. Until of course, I had the fluid blockage in my brain and all of those steroids made me put on weight. I used the ab swing, once every 3 days.
I bought dumbbells in 2009 during university when I was doing the P90X exercise program, before my illness. I do a set of shoulder shrugs, both ways, a set of curved biceps curls, a set of short chest raises, a set of short shoulder raises, a set of hammer curls, a set of wide chest raises, a set of wide shoulder raise, a set of squat steps and then I do set stomach swings on each arm. I do this once every 3 days.
Treadmill/10,000 steps a day
As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, I like to do 10,000 steps a day. I know that’s hard doing 10.000 steps a day, but if you do the tips that I’ve put in my old blog posts, you will achieve it. Because of my weight gain and my eczema clearing up. I’m back on the treadmill. I started off doing slow walks at first and now I’m doing a slower version of the couch to 5K course again. My goal is to get back to going on the treadmill regularly and get a 20-minute 5K.
I’ve spoken about the benefits of Bhangra in a blog post a couple of years ago. In fact, a couple of weeks ago, I managed to burn off over 3,000 calories in a day, which is the most that I’ve ever done.
That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister, and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends, and everyone I’ve met on this journey.
Next time, I’m going to talk about 2022 – Q4 in review. Please feel free to leave a comment and as always, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog, or click on an advert, 100% of the money that I get goes to charity