Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I just wrote the most phenomenal blog and it disappeared before I could get it posted. Now to recollect my thoughts and see if I can capture the essence of my thoughts a second time.
Edited to add a good thought...
There was a time when I composed my blogs as Word documents just to keep this from happening. Now HOW have I forgotten that sound wisdom???? As another afterthought, I'm inclined to believe that what I wrote was really just for me to ruminate on and slap on the screen and see in black and purple...because I still feel the power of the emotion behind the words, but I can't get any of them to come back to me.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Last week I blogged about "hating" day 4 of my circuit workout. Well, in all fairness, I blogged about wanting to hate it, but not really being able to because of the tremendous benefits I reap every single time I've completed it. Today was this week's Day 4 workout, and it was by far the BEST workout of the week thus far. I don't know if it's because I'm on vacation. I don't know if it's because I'm getting awesome rest and great sleep and tons of quiet me time. I don't know and I don't even care at this point. I'm just glad to know that the "worst" day really can be the best day if I stick to it and give it my all.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
For the very first time, I'm exercising consistently while on vacation, and I'm finding that I love it!!! The freedom from the compulsive side of my exercising is coming to full fruition this week. I've been going to bed when I feel like it and waking up when my body has had enough rest. I've been easing my way into my morning workouts and while I'm working with lighter weights than I would at home (who wants to pack 10, 12, 16, & 25# weights anyway) I'm using a modified technique to get the most out of my workouts. After working out, I typically grab a shower and a healthy breakfast before transitioning into my daily bible study and devotional time. After that, it's all about reading and crocheting or whatever feels like the thing to do at that given moment.
I don't think I've ever had a vacation like this in my life, but I can tell you this...I'll be planning this type of vacation each year for the rest of my life, God willing. There is no way to grow in health and wellness consistently and continually without making that time to unplug and re-center. That was the part of the equation that I was missing. It feels so good and it has been so beneficial. I'm looking forward to reworking my daily schedule to create time for more balance and micro vacations in each workweek.
Thursday, August 06, 2009
I want to say that I hate day 4 of my circuit training workout, but in all fairness I really can't. It's the "worst" day because it challenges the weakest part of my body. Unfortunately, it's the surgically reconstructed part that no amount of weight training and cardio can/will make stronger no matter how much time goes by. I typically go to bed on day 3 and wake up on the morning of day 4 dreading what's coming, but every single time I power through those step-ups and v twists (can't remember what to really call this one, but they challenge my core like nothing else) I am mentally stronger, more powerful and ready and willing to do more. And here's the real kicker. If there is one day in the whole circuit plan where I'm likely to have an asthma flare up, day 4 is the day no matter how hot or cold the ambient temperature is.
Yes, I'd like to say I hate day 4, but if I really did - wouldn't you think I'd just stop doing it?Either I'm not too bright, or I'm a tad bit sadistic. Either way, on day 5 my body thanks me
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