I just realized I posted the last three or four entries from my "personal" account on Dreamwidth, alaric, rather than my discussion/opinion account, unixronin. Ah, well. A bit late to worry about it now.
Last year I'd started a daily exercise regimen with hand weights. Pretty much all upper-body stuff, obviously. Forearm curls, wrist rolls, wrist snaps, two different kinds of shoulder swings, two other exercises whose name I don't know, inward/outward/upward/downward blocks, and speed punches. I got up to the point where I was doing a hundred speed punches and fifty reps on basically everything else, sometimes doing two sets a day, all with 3lb hand weights.
Then we discovered major hidden water damage in the house, and I spent several weeks lending a hand to the contractors whenever they could use one, and then winter came, by which time the routine had gotten broken, and I just never got around to getting back to it over the winter. I find being continually cold somewhat counter-inducive to exercise.
Well, after meaning for the past several weeks to do so, I just picked up where I left off. With interest. Fifty reps on most of the exercises, as before. A hundred inward/outward blocks. Two hundred speed punches. (I'll freely admit the last three or four were a bit ragged.)
I can feel it in my upper back already. I may very well regret this by tomorrow. But it's good to know I haven't lost any appreciable upper-body tone or aerobic fitness over the winter.