There's an interesting article coming out of the UK about using karate as a fitness tool. Unfortunately I don't have time to do this, since I seldom get home in time. It's a shame because I think karate is a great way to go, especially if you sometimes feel like a hamster, running on your treadmill to nowhere. With karate, you can pick up a new skill, get in shape and learn to protect yourself. I think it especially works for those people who need to engage their mind while they're working out. (I once fell off the treadmill when I got to an especially interesting part of the book I was reading.)
That said, fitness continues to remain a struggle. I weighed in today. I lost no weight. The good news is I didn't gain any weight. But the fact still remains that fitness is integral to me losing weight and achieving a healthier lifestyle.
So I've decided to try to squeeze in two 15-minute session of exercise a day instead of trying to get all 30 minutes in at once. I'm hoping the short spurts won't seem as daunting. I'll let you know how it goes.