Jim’s Exercise Routine

In my off-service time, I discovered that you need to exercise 150 minutes a week or a little over 20 minutes a day. Exercise guidelines come from the Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization who are behind this conspiracy, I mean this recommendation.

I’ve adopted this to some extent, at least what I consider reasonable for a geezer in his mid-60s. I even added something for speed and dexterity. The video shows an abbreviated version of my routine as a demo.

I divide up my mindfulness and sitting meditation with the exercise when I’m on service. I do floor yoga and sitting meditation on alternate mornings and exercise in the evening after I get home from work.

You’ll notice I don’t have a fancy exercise machine. My exercise equipment is simple. I’m an older guy and I’ve got other stuff I need to spend my money on—health insurance, muscle cream, beef jerky.

I realize my plank is not absolutely the best form, but I’m working on it.

I would not make this regimen a requirement for membership in a new retirement club I’m considering. I think a good name might be Retiree On My Own Time (ROMOT). There would be no membership dues. You could make your own card, similar to the one I made. Meetings would be optional because many retirees are actually pretty busy, believe it or not.

ROMOT membership card

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