A Long, Slow Journey

Day 27 – I went to the gym late in the day today and being Saturday, not many people were there. That was a good thing for me. I had access to just about everything. Plus, I didn’t feel rushed to get out of someone’s way. So I stretched my time out and worked slower. That didn’t bode especially well for the cardio part of my workout, but it did give me the opportunity to concentrate on form.

Apparently, I concentrated a little too much because I came away with a strained muscle in my low back; not a lot of pain, just a pulling sensation that I know is not normal. I did my 1,000 crunches, stretched a bunch, lifted weights and walked some.

I came away today thinking the habit is now established. Going to the gym is neither an anticipation or a dread. Now, it’s just what I do–again. I hope this mindset stays with me throughout the Spring and Summer months. It’s mighty easy to skip a workout when the sun is shining and it’s warm outside.

The problem is that when you skip what is necessary you end up doing what is not and often what you shouldn’t.

Published by tsideqah

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

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