Back on Track
I'm happy to report that after a few setbacks over the past couple of years, I'm now on a new strength training program that has great potential to help bone density. No special equipment or expensive membership in a premier health club, just a basic routine at a local gym.
The key for me was to find a place close to home. With a full time job and little time to spare, it really helps to know that I can be at the gym from door to door in less than 10 minutes. And there's the added bonus of being able to ride my bicycle there on nice days. The extra 10 minutes that it takes on a bicycle does not really add time to my workout, because I can skip the warmup on the elliptical.
What a joy for me to find a gym that has everything I need, is very affordable ($10 a month!) and has a great personal trainer on staff. Because the monthly gym fee is so low, I can afford a few sessions with a personal trainer who can keep me motivated and design a program that will target the areas that need the most strengthening - i.e., my back, upper body, and core. After 3 weeks of training, I already feel stronger and I am so happy to be making progress.
For all of you who are experiencing setbacks or are wondering what to do next in your struggle to build up your bone strength, never give up!
More next time....