resistance training that includes bodyweight exercises in which a variety of compound exercise movements can be performed. These are done with the aim of developing strength, balance, flexibility, and joint stability simultaneously.
Well, that's the WWW's definition. Here is mine. Don't laugh.
I felt intimidated by most of the exercises but I made sure I did each one. I thought, I'm too heavy. I'm too ... you get the point. I had lots of excuses. But felt wonderful for giving it a try. I can't believe I am doing some of these workouts. I am so appreciative of what my body has allowed.
I continue to struggle with body image. At first glance, all I see are the many rolls on my body... Normally, that would side-line me B U T N O T A N Y M O R E!!
Feeling "uncomfortable" when it comes to my workouts is so much more rewarding. I used to do Zumba all the time and thought that was a serious workout. And it is... but doing functional intense training at my age is so gratifying. It's just me and the exercise. Am I going to push it or do what's comfortable?
PUSH IT of course. I wish the scale was going down.... sadly it has not but I did measure myself this past Saturday and guess what? I'm down 2 inches around my waist, hip, chest and butt...
It's nice when your hard work is rewarded... My advise to you if you're struggling? Keep pushing. Keep doing that which makes you feel uncomfortable. What's the worse that can happen?