Working Out

I was remined recently, by a friend seeking advice, of how much I used to like working out. It was almost an obsession, not like the kind you have where it is all you can think about, but the kind where you enter the gym with the intention of kicking butt. You psyche yourself up mentally, all thoughts of working your body to it’s max. If my workout partner, Kris, and I weren’t sore the next day, we figured we hadn’t worked hard enough.

To Jeff Diaz, who is just beginning a new workout program, I say get the obsession. You rule the weights. Do not stop until you own them. And for your sake and the good of your determination, do not expect immediate results.

As for me, I plan on starting again, quite modestly at home. Maybe some pushups and sit-ups along with getting back on the treadmill. Without any weights at my house (my wife’s 2 and 5 lbs. do not count) that’s about all I can do.
When fall rolls around again I think I’ll join the University’s gym, too. And now I have a reminder of that here to keep me in line.

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4 Responses to Working Out

  1. Eric says:

    2 and 5 are good for cardio. But not much else. I used to wear ankle and wrist weights when doing martial arts. Adds a bit of resistance… 🙂

  2. andrew says:

    I was just about to fall out of my little routine when I read this. I’ve been working out 3 days a week for the past couple of months (mostly on the treadmill), and it had gotten stale – I actually skipped it on Monday. Your encouragement to Jeff also served as a bit of encouragement to me as I read it – thanks for sharing this! 🙂

  3. brian says:

    I haven’t been to the gym in a couple of weeks. i’m gonna be sore when I go back.

  4. Roger says:

    Andrew: A Christian brother is there to pick you up when you fall 🙂

    Brian: :yes:

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