Hello this is my first post on these boards.
I've been recovering from illness for 3 months. I was hospitalized in October and then on top of that got the flu and colds a couple of times because my immune system was weak.
I had to hire someone to help me with housework because I wasn't capable of doing it.
Now I'm ready to get back into things. I started doing light exercise a few weeks ago and this week I took over my housework.
WOW was I in for a shock at how weak I've really become. After a day of laundry and cleaning chores I felt like I had worked out for hours. I've been doing housework daily for about 5 days now and my muscles are sore but getting stronger.
So now I'm not sure how to proceed. The regular daily chores feel like a workout, so I'm not sure what to do about my "real" workouts. If I try to add cardio or weights on top of this I think I won't have the energy to keep up. I homeschool two small kids so I also need my energy for them.
Should I just consider housework my exercise until I get stronger or lay off doing so much of it on a few days and keep the weights and cardio going? I'm 50 pounds overweight and I really feel the extra weight now. It's just a job to go up and down on stepstools or from the floor.