A little side step is good for the soul, sometimes

Day 14 – Two down, two to go, weeks that is.  I’d like to say I’ve enjoyed it all so far, but that wouldn’t be exactly true, mostly, but not completely. Trying to improve physical conditioning, even when it’s not too bad to begin with, is difficult.  And the older you get, the harder it gets.  Things don’t respond quite like they used to. For me, soreness last longer and results take longer.

So, instead of busting it in the gym today, I did enjoy a little side step. It just so happened that, after a few weeks off, the IFIT strategy at church cranked back up this afternoon.

I started a new version of BODY BASIC utilizing step aerobics. Stepping is just as new to me as it is to those taking the class. And it’s not as easy as it looks. We’re starting slow (slow stepping is moving pretty quickly) and hoping to work up to much faster routines in the future. I really like it. And, a little later on, we’re going to add a combat routine and a Tai Chi routine.

I enjoy doing cardio on the machines, lifting weights, and doing all the other stuff I do in the gym most days. Doing something entirely different, taking a side step as it were, keeps things interesting–not to mention providing muscle confusion.

So, it’s been an interesting two weeks and I’m looking forward to the next two and beyond. Physical fitness is the perfect companion to a fit spirit for fit mind.

Published by tsideqah

Retired pastor, husband for 48 years, granddad to 4 amazing kids

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