With the cold, inclement months just around the corner, I’ve started thinking about how I’ll try to maintain my girlish figure (Ha!) when the weather doesn’t cooperate for outdoor exercise.
Frankly, I’m not very good at sticking to a regular fitness routine, but I generally manage to get in a nice walk several times per week. I enjoy getting outside, enjoying the fresh air, greeting neighbors, etc.
In past years, though, as soon as the cold and snow show up, my weight goes up. And of course, the holiday are no help whatsoever!
Lastly, the idea of a gym membership doesn’t appeal to me at all. To be honest, I’d probably be exceptionally good at finding reasons not to go.
So, I’m looking at home exercise equipment. Based on the space we have available and my personal inclinations, I’m considering a compact rowing machine. It seems like they have a number of advantages over other devices like treadmills.
For one thing, when compared to just walking on a treadmill, rowers provide something much closer to a whole body workout. The rowing action should help build muscle in my arms and upper body, while pushing with my legs ought to provide benefits similar to walking.
Another plus is how small some rowing machine models are. They don’t take up much space when in use, and many of them will fold flat, allowing you to even store them under a bed.
And if it’s not in plain sight when idle, it can’t be used as a clothes rack!
All in all, I’m really liking the idea of a rower. I reckon it’s time to get down to some serious shopping and see what I can find in my price range. Wish me luck!