There she was trotting along on the treadmill. One small bead of sweat ran down her temple as she eyed the machine stats with a cold stare. 19:50 she took a couple of more steps and flexed her hand slowly. I looked in amazement as the girl on the treadmill machine next to me snapped her right hand to that stop button faster than any wild west gunslinger draws his six shooter when the church bell rings at high noon. Whah happened? It was her twenty minutes… did she do a second more… I don’t think soooo..
Foolsfitness says skip the gym today. Go buy a soccer ball and kick it around the park. Break out the real bicycle if you dare. Go for a walk, a swim, or fly a kite. You might use a few muscles you haven’t in a while. You might not loathe it enough to check the second hand on your watch as you near twenty minutes. Of course use some common sense too. I felt sore after I used that soccer ball the first time. Apparently my body wasn’t used to going sideways and in bursts of speed just yet.
The point is to make it a little different and something that’s enjoyable too. Nothing huge, just one small step after another. Thus far the whole sensible thing seems to be working for me, even saying yes to pizza and ice cream, just not the whole pizza and a half gallon of ice cream in a sitting.
The scales freaked me out as I checked my weight at the office. I set it to my last weigh in, and toward the gain… adding pounds… and more… how could I have gained like 9 pounds?! Then I took a deep sigh of relief, I took off my backpack. 334.5 (I've dropped -3.5lbs since last offical checking, the weight of yet another very angry small dog!)
I think it’s time to call in some heavy hitting backup as I take this fit verses fat civil war to the next level. My prize pack to myself now might be the Conan the Barbarian movie. I want Arnold on my side. I'm going to need him when I need to cut down on the volume of food or when I want to sloth around rather than do some physical activity. I can just ask myself, "What would Conan do?!"
Remember that skipping gym workouts is just the foolsfitness way!-Alan