Sunday, June 28, 2009

Balance and Time

i'm happy to report that i didn't have to drive into the middle of nowhere afterall and my mood is much improved. melt it off with mitch can help a lot of things (thighs, buns, biceps, triceps, agility, core strength), and certainly exercise generally is good for mental balance and mood stability. but sometimes even a 3 day melt can't change ALL the circumstances of life. sometimes it just takes time and friends, a summer night on the patio and a bottle of gin.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Get Lost - Perfect 10 Prep

today all i can think about is driving into the middle of nowhere and getting lost for a while. i used to love camping... and then i figured out it's kind of a pain in the ass. but i am feeling the need right now to check out of my little fishbowl life and take a breather. i may not exactly be able to melt it off with mitch out there (wherever "out there" is) but the hard work with the G-ball and the lunges, perfect 10 cardiovascular workout, etc. will make hiking more enjoyable, to be sure. i think i've camped alone once in my life. i think. although i don't even have a vivid memory of that, so maybe i haven't even done that. i don't even own a tent. insert grin here. maybe just a day trip would be a better option. although, there's no real 'getting lost' sensation in a day trip. harumph. sleeping in the car? sounds pathetic. but maybe i could try being a dirtbag for a night. we'll see.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

3 Day Melt Is Well Balanced

here's what i have to say about real-life chore-type exercise: it ain't no perfect 10 workout. it may melt it off, as they say, but it isn't a well-balanced workout, if you ask me. well, i suppose it might be if you average it all out and do EVERYTHING yourself. but i'm finding that so much of real life body work stresses and strains the back and uses the shoulders/upper back a lot. am i wrong here? and lots of squatting! which i know is great and i really can't think about a down side to that, but the tired back kind of concerns me that i'm overdoing it. anyway, i don't have this problem with the 3 day melt program. it seems, well, better balanced than some of the outdoorsy stuff i've been doing.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Never Enough Time for Everything

a wise older friend recently said that there just isn't enough time to do everything we want to do in our lives. i often feel like there isn't enough time in a day or week to do everything that needs to be done, but when she said those words in the context of her entire life... it really zoomed home for me. and not in a good way. it's almost too overwhelming to think about, really. i mean, just battling the day-in-day-out defeat of not accomplishing all the work and play and personal fulfillment projects is bad enough... but to think that life ends too soon and the to-do list will never be entirely crossed out... ugh. makes me wonder where in the priority list exercise should be. because on the one hand, doing something like the 3 day melt workout takes time. and on the other hand, it keeps me healthy and living better longer. so, maybe that 30 minutes to an hour a day of exercise is the best thing i can do in a day.