Swimming laps rapidly became my easy in and out routine; no equipment needed and basically painless. I grew lazy and tried to fool myself that I worked out. Sure, swimming three times a week is good, but I know it is not great. I need more.
I added Yoga and my aquatics workout to my weekly routine. Result? I am sore because I work muscles I did not use in swimming. I also discovered less boredom and greater anticipation of the next day’s workout, instead of fighting excuses not to go.
Yeah, variety is the spice of life.
To your health,
I am enjoying my new Hybrid car, especially at the gas pump! Another feature I particularly like is the keyless entry and driving; just walk up to the door with key in pocket and PRESTO the door opens. Push a button and ZOOM the motor turns on. It is fascinating to see how responsive this vehicle is, but I cannot say as much for my house. In autopilot zone I approached my front door with key in pocket, but nothing happened as I stood puzzled staring at the unresponsive door.
That is how my body was at the gym; I was all geared up to work out but forgot a KEY component! I skipped my Glowing Green Smoothie and opted for a quick apple as I dashed out the door and by the 8th lap in the pool, I started that downward spiral self-talk. You all know the VOICE, “What are you pushing yourself for? You don’t feel good, maybe you should slow down. You can catch up tomorrow.”
I dragged myself out of the pool, not caring if anyone saw me step from the water to the 3 foot step without hands, I was not in the mood to show off, I just wanted to go home and wonder why my front door does not open.
I know the key to a good workout or even a day of work is to be properly fueled to get optimum performance. I know.