Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Just like Dicky Simmons, I'm sweatin' to the oldies...

Sometime about two weeks ago, I woke up and decided to get into shape. I guess I'm not really overweight, I just wanted to do a few things differently to feel better about myself.
I have been lifting some light weights for a while now. I've bumped up the frequency, and when you do slow reps the correct way, any weight will work to your advantage.

Since my back surgery in 2005, I have wanted to be able to jog pain free. I tried running on the soccer field one day to lessen the impact on my back, and felt no pain. Now, I'm trying to run three to five days a week. I figure this will also decrease the frequency of my leg cramps, which really hinder me sometimes, as well as prevent me from snoring - which Ali will also appreciate.

I notice the days don't drag as much now either. I seem to have more energy throughout the day, and feel better at night. I guess I'm lucky, because I never really crave chocolate or pop. Just lots of water.

I'm trying very hard not to treat this as a phase. This is really becoming a routine, so it is getting easier, and I actually look forward to running. I just wish the weather would cool off a bit. Running when it's 39 Celsius kind of sucks...

Aside form that, I'm looking forward to the Bomber game on Friday, and a bonfire with friends on Saturday. After that, it's four shifts, then holidays. Maybe I'll finally get to go fishing again.

3 comments:

mr zig said...

damn you and your decision to "get in shape" - I've thought about that many times... then, when it comes to the actual "doing" part I say, eh - who wants to start working out today... I'll start next week, when its cooler... or, I'll start next week when I'm not so busy... Hm... perhaps next week I'll actually think about it.... If I do exercise I will blame you. how do you feel about that? hehe

Chris said...

Maybe we can all have an exercise party at your house on Saturday.

Logziella said...

An excercize party??

Good for you Chris! I know what you mean about it being a "phase"...

We currently have begun to do the same thing...

What do "they" say...21 days forms a habit?