|I go for safety gear when I dye, splash proof goggles just might save my eyes.|
The only good thing about being obese and out-of-shape is how easy it is to get my heart rate up into the "Zone." And with this I invented:
Just today, actually, I invented a new exercise that allows me to destash AND delard. We recently rearranged the house and now I am able to put my rebounder (a bouncy exercise thing) in the back room where the drum carder is. Now rebounding is fairly boring all on it's own, so I got the idea I could hand pick fleece while jogging in place. I like the rebounder because it doesn't stress my joints and helps with some tendonitis in my heels. And it fits in my house the way no treadmill would.
DH stopped by and wondered if I was actually getting exercise, which annoyed me enough to make me dig out my heart rate monitor.
|Silk hankies I dyed in the above picture|
I was amazed at how quickly I was able to get up into the zone. No wonder I walk so slow! Sheesh just crawling is hard work for me. I could get my heart rate up nice just moving fairly slowly. I think if you are obese and exercising, getting a heart rate monitor is a good idea because then you know how intense you are really going. You can't compare yourself with those skinny fit people in the DVDs or at your exercise class. You can be pumping at your max while they are cruising down at nothing. I bought a Polar one and it seems to be doing a good job. Plus it calculates the burn and gives me something I can track.
So I pick raw washed wool while slowly jogging and run an occasional batt through the carder. It's definitely a win-win for me, two for the price of one, yah de yah. Now if I can just keep it up. I have plenty of fleece to pick and lots of weight to lose. Let's see how this high fiber diet works.