How was you attitude towards exercise today?
Sunday, November 02, 2014
After having a pleasant rest and a decent walk yesterday (Saturday), we had plenty of energy with my wife to get moving. She suggested to explore the swimming pool close to her workplace, which added some extra fun to our exercise.
I consistently like to explore a unknown gym, an unexplored running track, or swimming pool, and of course naturally with the bike, I'm often on new terrains. During the weekly rush, after a hard day, usually I just want to stick to my trusted tracks, but when I'm rested, discovering something new, both expand my options and make it more interesting.
So, my wife took the train, but I biked to Feldbach (28 km). We had a swim (30 min) and explored the swimming pool together, and we had a fitness walk to skip one station of the train (3km). Then I rode back to Gleisdorf (22 km, a shorter path).
Altogether, I burned 2300 kcal with exercise today, which is really impressive for me! This is more than I usually burn without exercise (2000-2200 kcal).
Verus was happy for the swim, and to discover the pool, which will be an excellent place for her to swim during lunch brakes to freshen up, or in the evening after work to relax.
What stands out for me, that all these felt good, easy, and totally fun to do. If you don't do exercise regularly, or you only got started, you might think that this was a "workout", that it was hard, and I had to stretch myself to do it, and so on. However, few years ago I changed my goal from "losing weight" to "living healthy", and I focused on implementing habits for thing that I enjoy. Now, this strategy pays back.
Now, after such a good exercise session, my brain is fresh for creative work, and I will sleep like a log at night.
How was your attitude towards exercise today?
Low or high motivation?
Easy or hard? Fun or boring?
What would you do differently?