Spur of the moment exercise, good or bad?
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Spur of the moment decisions. Good or bad? Right now I am thinking bad. I went to the gym last night and just had no desire to climb on the recumbent bike. I seriously thought about not working out and just relaxing in the sauna. Went in to the cardio theater and looked at the bike. Said no way. Still debating in my mind what to do, the sauna is calling my name. So instead of the bike I climb on the treadmill. Still I climb on the treadmill with the sauna’s words of encouragement.
The sauna is saying, “no one but you will know you skipped. As a matter of fact it will look like you worked out with all the sweat.” So, I start on the treadmill. Nice easy pace to start. Once started I am feeling ok. Still not excited about it all. But I finally quiet the voice of the sauna. I tell myself Tuesday is a day off. My son’s cross country banquet is tonight and since it lasts 4 hours, it doesn’t leave much time to workout between work or after the banquet.
So I start moving. Get the pace up to about 4 mph and think I now feel good. Let’s ramp it up. So I bump the pace to 5.5 and start to jog. And I am surprised at how good I feel. I jog for about 5 minutes. Then back down to a walk. I don’t want to overdo it. But the legs feel good and when I am jogging I am just watching the calorie counter almost fly. So I walk for a few then jog another4 minutes or so. Then walk again and then I finish with 2 minutes. So a total of about 35 minutes and 10 of it jogging. And I feel good.
I then go visit the evil/heavenly sauna and warm up and sweat and am satisfied instead of down on myself. I accomplished it. This was followed by a talk in the locker room. This guy comes up and says, “man, I see you walking your dog all over the neighborhood around here. Walking and jogging. Keep up the good work.” I say, I haven’t really jogged, but he says it looked like I was with how fast I was moving.
Now today, my legs actually feel good and are not sore. But my back sure is! So i am not sure if was good or bad, but I will still go with good.