What a glorious day in Colorado!!!!
For those of you suffering in the northeast - I'm sorry. But, that's why I live out here !!!!!
This will be my first week of swimming 3 days. A little daunting if you ask me. I am up for the challenge though. That's what this is all about, right. Taking on a challenge and pushing our bodies in a forward direction even when our bodies are telling us that we can't do anymore. If exercise was that easy, there would be no overweight people in the world.
As a matter of fact that is what keeps most people from doing it. It's an effort. It's a chore. Sort of like either getting up to change the channel or using the remote. Working as a nurse I see it on a daily basis. I am not exaggerating if I said that 75% of my patients are overweight. They will ask me how to lose weight, or what diet should I use, or what diet pill works? I explain the correct way to lose weight using a calorie in vs calorie out formula with exercise, portion control and restriction of refined sugars. Does that help? NOT. It's not an easy fix so most people reject it in search for the miracle drug or program. No it is not easy. If it was - once again - everybody would be healthier, happier, and thinner.
This mornings swim was complete lunatic. I did a 200 warm up, then proceeded to do a ladder drill. Freestyle stroke for 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 400, 300, 200, 100 with 30 sec rest periods, I followed with a 200 cool down. Is that frickin nuts or what. I am a little tired right now but overall I feel great. I had no shoulder discomfort today. Must of been that yoga session last night at home.
Tomorrow I also start a new 5 day abdominal program. Can't let the middle section fall behind you know. A thick mid section would not look good in a Speedo you know! 6-packs are a requirement in my view.
I hope everyone has a great day. Keep up the great work. Stay warm if you are in the Northeast -especially near Nashua :-) Arrivederci!