I found something I use to love, swimming (ha, when I was a young, non smoking, active pre-teen!)
Recently I was able push myself out of my comfort zone to get in a pool without hiding in the shadows, as I am the only one who gets to see my skin!
I went for it, freestyle until my HR was up, then breast/backstroke until it came down a bit, then freestyle ect. Now, I could only last 15mins... Inclusive of some 1min long breath catching breaks.
I wasn't trying to break records, I was pacing myself, but I was exhausted after that, my legs were aching and I just wanted to go and nap! I go for a 1.5hr walk every week but this wrecked me. Is this just a sign I am just that unfit and muscleless? I am going to stick with it, but should I be trying for longer? 15mins swimming doesnt seem like it should have any benefits... Or was that a decent amount of time for someone starting at the bottom?
oh, also and kind of mainly... Concidering I have very little muscle and very much fat, would benefits of swimming be the same doing weights ect in a gym muscle wise, because of the full body and resistance? Or is it more just like going for a walk? (164cm, 83kgs, 25yr old F)