I went ahead and bit the bullet and joined a local gym. It’s a pretty basic gym, with free-weights, machines, treadmills, etc. My favorite thing about the gym? They leave you alone. I realize that many people enjoy working with a personal trainer, but I just want to go in, walk for 20 minutes, make a circuit through the weights, hit the sauna, take a shower, and head home. I plan to go to the gym five or six days a week. I waited until my new way of eating became “routine” before I joined the gym. I did not want to join a gym right away, only to find myself going back to my old eating habits. My exercise routine is very, very simple, and I don’t try to over do it. I’m simply trying to build some muscle so that my metabolism burns a few more calories per day.
Today, I walked 20 minutes at 3.4 speed and worked my chest and arms.