Update on Complaining: I’m finding that not complaining is making me happier! Not that I’m 100% with my goal, but having the goal stops me in my tracks when I notice I’m complaining or thinking about it! That’s really great.
What I’ve been Avoiding: It’s funny that sticking with a weight lifting program was one thing I wanted to be disciplined about … and I’ve not even said those words yet in this thread. But it’s on my mind. Sometimes not doing things doesn’t mean that something isn’t happening. As I’m not doing weight lifting, I’m having an inner dialog with myself about why. And this engagement has brought me some interesting resources. I just read about one large exercise study that showed that the group who walked down stairs received more physical benefits than the group who walked up stairs. Yay! So I’m going to add walking down stairs to my regimen. Take the elevator to the top floor…and walk down 10 flights–twice. In this exercise I use my weight as the weight I’m lifting (or letting down). So at least my legs will be getting stronger.
Looking at resistance is an important part of discipline. Hey I’m not afraid! What we resist, persists, so I’m glad to look at my resistance.
Here’s what I don’t like about weight training:
But as an exercise physiologist, I believe in strength training–it’s a must for healthy living. So what’s my plan?
Here’s what I’ve tried so far:
Get my drift! It seems as if I’ve tried everything–but I’m sure I haven’t. So I’ll try some more things.
The good news is that I love aerobic exercise and I love being outside doing something purposeful–I could walk an hour a day and love it! But that doesn’t help my upper body. Biking is not bad either.
If you have a recommendation for me about weight training, please share it! I’m open to your input and I know it’s important–so I don’t need a lecture about how important it is
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