08-11-2018, 05:15 AM
Re: Post your daily exercise routine
Apologies for my absence in here this week but with no training to report I've been waiting until I actually had something interesting to post.
Before I get to a little speech, I must say Suzie, that your photographs of all those boats coming back into shore and the aircraft formation above are beautifully shot. They really do highlight a lovely part of the world and you are very fortunate to reside there.
Both of your mentions about cholesterol are interesting. I guess it's the old adage of "a bit of everything but in moderation" and too much cholestrol isn't too great the same as sugar, fat and salt. But we, as keep-fitters do have the advantage that we work off most of our misdemeanors unlike others who may simply plonk themselves in front of a TV all day long. Each to their own.
And talking of inactivity, on the gym side of things I have been slowing down at quite an alarming rate these past two weeks. I'm talking about during
the working week, not at the weekends where I really do 'go for it' as you are aware.
Basically I have come to the stage where being extemely busy at work gives me more than enough exercise each night at the moment. We are in the process of expanding with the company with another building which is twice the size of the existing one (about as big as a football stadium) and we as the night shift are physically transferring stock around to all different areas of the building in time for the completion of the new one next year.
True, a lot of it is forklift work, but most of my job entails the stock control side of things and I manually handling large cases of workboots, gloves and all manner of tools and construction equipment, not to mention being on my feet all night walking upwards of eight miles each shift.
What I'm gradually realising is that with my gym work on top of all that it's no wonder I get so tired all the time. I was thinking it was my age, diet and maybe feeling unwell but being realistic about things the reason for my wanting to take things easy during the afternoons is because I simply need some rest. I'm run down, exhausted and something has to give. I am physically in very good shape and the gym stuff, although I love it, is just wearing me out.
So with that, unless I manage a short session mid-week, all of my sessions from now on will be at the weekends, with cardio taking precedence over heavy lifting - which to be honest isn't necessary. I do plenty of that at work.
These past two weeks and especially these last few days have seen me regaining some inner energy at home. I'm actually enjoying my time off from training getting out and about and seeing more of my wife. I have more zest and vigour and I feel invigorated in a way that I haven't been feeling for years. Keeping tabs on my diet is essential but my weight is stable and I am simply feeling happier within myself for once. All is good