Every day, you’re forced to make a number of decisions about what’s important to you and prioritize them accordingly.
Most go something like this:
These are priorities and will be tended to each and everyday. The order is different for everyone and maybe some additions added.
If we didn’t take care of our priorities then we risk losing our family,or job, we may even go broke and live on the streets.
When we don’t have the time our priorities are done without a second thought.
If there’s ever been someone who whines about never having no time it’s me. Hey I have legit reasons to whine. My average hours on the clock are no less than 60 a week. That’s 7 days a week. So here I am whining again.
I know I have to make exercise a priority. Example below:
After my daughter took this picture, I said great, “you got my fat gut”. There was no way I was going to use this picture on my site. Then I thought, that gut is the reason I started exercising and keep exercising. It’s my motivation to make exercise a priority. That’s the selfish reason I stay motivated. The (them) part, is my wife and 4 kids, who really like me and hope I’ll be around for a long long time. At least I like to think that’s the case. If not, then I hope to annoy them for a long long time.
We all know that our bodies will begin to break down if we don’t make exercise a priority. “You’re only as old as you feel” That’s a quote that’s used often, and I apologize for using it more than once in this blog. My goal is to feel as good in 10, 15, 20 years as I do today and as I did 20 years ago.
How did I fit in a workout after working a 12 hour shift.
The easy part was the workout itself. The hard part getting the energy to just do it. I wanted to shower when I got home and my wife tells me dinner won’t be ready for another hour. I could just shower and lay on the couch until dinner’s ready. Then I remember my normal workout is only 20 minutes. So I worked out starting with 10 pull-ups and 10 bench presses and then 25 push ups. I did this in less than 20 minutes. Recently I’ve read that getting the heart rate up then doing different strength training can be more effective. So I added a 2 minute treadmill cycle. I’d walk for 30 seconds, then walk at a faster pace for 30 seconds, then jog for 30 seconds and finally sprint for 30 seconds. I was able to get my heart rate up to 130 Bpm. Which is close to double my resting heart rate. I would follow the treadmill with the pull ups push ups and bench cycle. I downed a big glass of water and then had a great dinner with the family.
“Mellow is the man who knows what he’s missing, many many man can’t see the open road”-Led Zeppelin Over the hills and far away