Hi lost in philly,
What is making a difference for me is staying active while increasing my heart rate to levels that will burn significant calories, strengthen my heart and lungs, and strengthen my muscles. "Staying active" is important. Moving around. Not being sedintary. But to improve your health and get rid of all the gunk in our bodies, we need to raise that heart rate.
I know what you're saying about the lack of energy, increased pain and trying to work out. It's really hard. I'm in one of those phases right now. Housework is definitely a method of working out, for sure!! I suppose I'm in the midset of really wanting to make a huge change in my health. If I'm not sweating it out for 45 minutes or more, I'm not going to be happy. That's just me. Everyone else's personal expectations are going to vary.
Just do what you can. If house work is your workout of the day, then cudos to you! You did it! If you dont' want to do just the bare minimum, add in some weight bearing exercise with your house work. A little at a time, and build up to more and more!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in to be content.Phillipians4:11-13
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