My workouts are odd, in that they're spontaneous and flexible.
Sometimes I go out into park and run, throw ball around, other times stay in and do treadmill, a few weights, bicycle machine ect; I just go with the flow, the mood.
The main thing is to stay active.
I'm active during the week, come home exhausted at times, but it's more to do with the stress of the job rather than actually calorie burning activity.
I do see pay off now, especially during the week, when I compare my physical stature with those who don't work out.
And sometimes people think you're younger than you really are and still want to card you...that can be insulting to me at times.
If you look to young and fit you tend not to get the respect you think you deserve...kind of ironic in that people seem to only want to respect you when they think your old, withered and on the way out, but while in your prime..(whether real prime or perceived prime), folks are intimidated by your prowess and do everything to shoot you down.
To make you feel like a Jr.
There should be no social penalty for looking young, staying fit, and being healthy, but depending on who you are, where you live, the types you interact with, there seems to be.
Oh well, keep working out regardless, health in later years will be one of your biggest rewards.
I work out, I'm pretty fit, but when people see me in public I don't think they have any idea how begrudging my workouts have been lately.
I work out, but don't really have fun doing it anymore.
I simply do it to keep 'results up', but not cause it's fun.
Gone are the days when I craved working out, as if working out for the future, like the Rocky thing.
Working out to be fit for the future and when 'Other things fall into place'.
But when those other things don't fall into place, and you're life is still average or less than average, sometimes it's hard to get motivated, and the workouts so enjoyed long ago now simply feel like torture.
But because results are there, just keep doing it.
Also probably other things get in the way of a pure workout, like when in High school or just out.
Personal habits were cleaner back then, as in no alcohol or anything else.
So working out and healthy eating were it, there was nothing else to effect mood or body.
But life structure was different back then also, had more social support, was around more people, still had steady set of friends.
But trying to workout and stay motivated to be fit when virtually no one cares, can be a real challenge at time.
If not in Love, or no one loves you, the world could really care the less if you're fat or thin, it doesn't really matter to others, you're just an object in the way at times.
I guess my motivation comes from still holding on to idea that, who knows, maybe things will 'work out the way I wanted them to', and if they do, I'd like to be fit enough to still enjoy life.
I've seen it in my own life and others, if you stop working out, your body thinks you don't want to live, per say, and the accelerated process of old age, sickness, and lowered immune begins to take grip.
No matter what you're going through, it's better to go through it while in shape, than not in shape.
And sometimes when life is hard, uncertainty everywhere, working out is the last thing on your mind.
But I'd rather be homeless and in shape, than fiscally stable, while battling diabetes or HIV or ect.
The body is basically it's own doctor, I mean how many Deer or geese or ducks, go to the doctor ever?
Yet live full lives, and don't eat the chemically laced, altered stuff we humans do.
Eat natural foods, and body will reward you.
Sadly, today, hard to find that in typical grocery stores where grapes taste watery and are laced with pesticide residue.
If you eat from own garden, and workout on top of that, you're way ahead of the game.
One of the keys to health is keeping your digestive track clean.
You don't have to believe me...
But the Zone is never wrong.
(one added note, eating plums and grapes is super healthy for you, but the pesticides they're laced with now days is not, and or genetic modifications for longer shelf life ect. If able to grow own grapes and plums, much better, if not than be sure to wash the ones well you get from grocery stores)
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If you're sick and don't know why, sometimes it's best to go through fridge, cabinets, and throw away everything, even old vitamins, and just start over with water.
And work your way back to more solids, and listen to how body responds.
Every time you eat something or drink something, listen to how body responds, take notes, mental notes.
This can include produce shipped in from large commercial farms that use lots of pesticides...
Buy from farmers market and compare how you feel afterwards, compare the two.
Fruit as well.
Throw out old vitamins, especially oil based gel tablet kind like 'fish oil'...if set to long can morph into different substance.
We basically put so much into our mouths, combination of things, that never take time to actually figure out the cause of illness or nausea ect, and instead run to doctor.
I never go to doctors...I just figure out what's making me feel ill and reverse the process by not repeating it.
Doctors never tell you what to 'stop doing', they just prescribe medicine or pills, without ever investigating what it is that got you sick to begin with.
But if you slow down, and 'listen' to how body reacts after each meal or particular food, drink, ect, you'd be surprised how much self healing you can do yourself.
Also carpets...yuk...I have tile floors and the amount of dust, even on tile floors, that I sweep up daily, wipe up daily is amazing, on tile floors. Much of this dust and grit would be hidden forever if I had carpet.
I'll show you a picture of how much dust was in a kitchen throw rug, and you'll see what I mean, it was a 3x2 foot through rug, but the amount of dust and grit it absorbed almost filled a whole dust pan...
In fact I'll post it on next post, you have to see this.
One small throw rug held more than 2 dust pan loads of dust and grit
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I could have filled this dust pan up 3 or 4 more times with fine dust and grit...and mind you the kitchen step rug was only about 3x2 in area, and less than a centimeter thick, yet captured enough dust and grit to almost build a small sand castle.
Now imagine the kind of dust and grit, dust mites and other things, that full size carpets capture over years!
It would scare the hell out of you if you knew.
Get rid of your carpet if you can, do it for your health.
Unless exercise like a professional athlete, and below the age of 30, I'd avoid cereal
Yes yum, but I'd avoid cereal do to fact way to much sugar is packed into contents.
Especially if diabetic or pre diabetic, I'd definitely avoid any kind of store bought cereals.
I use my own body as a test lab often, in that I'll give up everything for a week, and then start over, and then measure my reaction when I start eating certain foods again, and cereal isn't good for you, not the grains, but all the sugars that the flakes are doused in.
Reaching the age of 50 whole and healthy can be a hurdle unless make radical changes to diet, environment and exercise habits
Seems this day and age, it's getting harder and harder to reach the age of 50 without having any major problems go wrong with body.
Getting harder and harder to reach the age of 50 without
1. Getting diabetes
2. Getting cancer
3. Having a stroke
4. Having a heart attack
5. Not being crippled in accident
6. Without getting liver disease
And a host of other diseases I can't even list.
Arriving to the age of 50 in good health just isn't as easy as it seems, it takes work and effort, deliberate effort, you literally have to make up your mind you want to reach 50 by making choices in your life while in 30's, 40's, that will allow that.
There's a lot of crap you have to cut out of life, and stop doing, from drinking to smoking to bad eating habits to regular light exercise to laughing more and learning how to enjoy life more.
If not, than 50 may as well be 100, as far as arriving at the age whole and healthy.
Start planning now, by making smarter health decisions, if you want to reach 50 whole and healthy!
I've been doing them about once a week, but before you laugh, let me tell you, just that once a week squat workout has dividends throughout rest of work week in ease of getting around and performing daily tasks at work.
When your legs are strong and healthy, everything else becomes easier, like gliding almost.
And lets face it, our legs are everything, they carry us, are our wheels, if legs are week, joints sore, unless sitting, whole day will be ruined.
I'm going to start prioritizing leg workouts again, haven't done so in years, but now it's time.
And don't worry, your legs won't become large and humongus like body builders, just the opposite actually.
Squats will make your legs more lean and mean, tight and right.
Yes sir ree..squats will definitely humble you, it's like a whole body, cardio/muscular work out.
Heart rate goes up, everything, cause it takes your whole body and all your energy to do squats.
Squats are probably the most un fun exercise to do, they're just not fun.
There's nothing fun about squats, torturing your body as a non paid athlete, I mean what's fun about that?
It's the pay off a few days later that pays off, when you find yourself springing around, not just walking but springing around as if legs made of springs...
What I mean by that, is after a few days when muscles repair and recover, they'll be stronger, so will joints.
And as such your stride will be stronger, more powerful, as if on springs.
All this helps make every day life at home or work easier!...and that's the pay off.
The pay off to doing squats is having legs nice and strong so that walking becomes a breeze, climbing stairs, ladders, jogging, ect.
The pay off is to yourself, and or if single, better able to impress one you're persuing with stamina, to help lift this or lift that.
But while doing the squats, alone, or at gym, it can feel hellish, cause while in the moment, on 6th one, you become light headed and want to vomit...well maybe not the vomit part (unless ate something bad or drank before working out)...
But when done, and legs heal up, you'll feel like a million bucks as legs carry you around as if you only weigh that of a feather.
A late evening work night workout, couldn't be more boring, and or feel uninspired right now.
One of the work outs where you're doing it in day spaced so far apart from last workout, that won't get much out of it (but yet will).
The fact that I'm even bothering to work out means it's finally becoming important to me to do so again on semi regular basis, and that's important.
(pause for reps)
Yes, right now, days between workouts spaced at maximum intervals, but still the desires there, cause seeing results, and that's key, cause once you start seeing results you're like 'hmm', when you look in mirror.
You're like 'Hmm, not bad, not bad at all'
But no ones there to see you work out, nor does anyone care, at moment.
Like rehearsing behind the scenes, no one cares when you're practicing, no glam, no lights, no applause, just your will to do and be better, maybe for that one future moment in time when it all comes together, that one moment when someone you like actually notices you for the first time simply for being in shape.
Or maybe when someone takes notice of your stamina while at work, or helping with something.
I mean who knows, or maybe when you happen to stumble into old classmate or mate, or spouse, from years ago, and they see you're still in shape, if not better shape, than when last met.
Could be one of those 'first impression' encounters.
If fit, when first encounter someone, they'll always see you as a fat person who should be fit.
But if fat, when first meet, then get in shape, they'll always see you as a fit person, who's really fat...
I'm working out as I write this, simply to give this obscure workout some kind of meaning, lasting imprint, so that it's not just lost. Not a bad idea to do the same, whether photo blog, voice record, something.
There's no reason why only movie stars, athletes, should have their moments captured.