I’m not 100% certain how to start this post out. You see, I do need to lose some gut and it’s been suggested that it’s one of (some say only) reasons I have repeated back issues. Not sure I agree with that, but it’s something I should probably work on. Let’s leave the diet side of things out of this since that’s another fight. Seriously, I don’t care if one person enjoys quinoa. It’s barely flavored sand to me, so no amount of pestering will get me to eat it for any reason other than to make someone be quiet while I plot my revenge.
Anyway, ‘muscle training’ has been suggested. My wife has these resistance bands that I’m trying to use. I’m saying try because her attempts to teach me about them would have been easier to understand if it was spoken in Latin. My wife is an expert at extraneous detail when talking, but I got the gist of it. Look at list for weight amount, hook up to handholds, stand on band to keep it fixed, and move my flabby arms like I would with dumbbells. Seems easy enough to do.
The schedule is the hard part, but I think I got that:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday- Biking for 30 minutes/10 miles whichever comes last.
Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday- 15-20 minutes of the resistance bands
I was originally thinking of doing both on the same day, but realized time would get drained and I’d be killing myself. Then again, this is the first month I’m doing it. We’ll see how I do with the resistance bands because I have a habit of getting bored. Probably play YouTube stuff while I’m working out.
So, here is where I open the floor. Do you work out to keep off the author/office worker/whatever flab? What do you do?
I will say that this is not a request for suggestions on what I should do. That may sound really cruel, but I’ve been here before. I say what I’m doing and a horde of people rush in to tell me why I’m wrong or ways to improve. This is the easiest way to make me quit it all and figure I’m doomed no matter what I do. Seriously, I’m working on a plan for me and one key component is optimism and positive energy. You might come from the right place, but that doesn’t mean it hits the other person’s happy place. Kind of like firing a warning shot to bring an ally’s attention to a trap, but you end up hitting them in the back and they fall in anyway. Now, we can discuss, but lets try to keep a friendly and supportive tone here. (This paragraph probably killed the post, but whatever. Really tired of explaining why I don’t like going to the gym and prefer to work out at home and alone.)