I bit the bullet and signed up for a 30-day trial membership at The New York Sports Clubs so I could use the treadmill. I just spent 30 minutes on it, at a speed of 2.5 miles an hour. I detest cardio exercise, but the cardiologist I saw advised me to do it six days a week for half an hour each day. It’ll help me lose the 15 pounds I still need to lose (I’ve lost about 6 pounds in the last three weeks), not to mention the other benefits.
I didn’t mind my treadmill session as much as I thought I would, maybe because I listened to music. The gym opens at 7 am and closes at 11 pm, plus it’s two blocks from my apartment, so I can’t complain about any inconvenience.
Besides the treadmill routine, I do Iyengar yoga for my balance, flexibility and peace of mind, as well as Vibration Training for my muscle and bone strength. It makes me tired just thinking of it all, but a FOF’s gotta do what a FOF’s gotta do!