We are in the same age bracket, generally. I am also on ADT, as you are, so I can relate.
I try to go walking outside every night, when weather allows. Last winter was cold and icy, and I began to slack off in my fitness regiment. So this winter, I have realized I need to set a new fitness plan to get through another winter season.
I have been walking outside at night when possible. I have also been visiting a work-out gym once or twice a week, just for something new. I have been trying the various exercise bikes, stair-steppers, treadmills, and so forth. I am also going to get a small set of weights to lift at home, just in the interest of building back some muscle tone in my upper arms.
When winter weather really kicks in, I am going to walk a mile or two in the evenings at the gym or at a shopping mall, whatever works out best. I figure that if I do a better job through the winter, then I will feel more fit when spring weather returns.
I have also added a LOT more fruits and vegetables and grains to my eating plan. I've gotten rid of red meat and dairy products and desserts and junk food. I went "cold turkey" on all of those things and don't really miss them now. I drink water, unsweetened iced tea, and fruit-flavored green tea, without any sugar added. I avoid a LOT of calories every day just by drinking water and unsweetened tea each day. I think changing my food choices, plus drinking water and tea without any calories, has also helped me stay in better shape, when I add that to my fitness activities.
Just like you, I don't want or need to be Superman at some work-out gym, I just want to stay in basic shape and maintain a decent level of fitness. My nightly walks seem to really help. With winter coming on, I realized that making a better plan for cold winter weather was what I needed to do for this winter. So I plan to keep up the walking each evening, whether it be outside or inside somewhere, plus a visit once or twice a week to a work-out gym, just as a pick-me-up to get through the winter. I work every day, so I need a fairly simple fitness plan that fits my schedule. At least we are TRYING to stay fit during these treatments, right?
Keep forging ahead,
Post Edited (ISU-CycloneFan) : 12/20/2014 1:58:04 PM (GMT-7)