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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?
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  • LAURIE9404
    You had a great day! Very exciting to explore new healthy environments. Sunday, I had no motivation! It was cold and the weather was a light rain/light snow mix and made it feel like a great day to cuddle in the jammies. BUT - we had some plans for lunch and I knew when we got home I'd be sitting in front of the computer all evening doing homework. So I threw in a 60 minute low impact DVD and felt good about accomplishing something. Nothing quite like your calorie burn but I talked myself into a good feeling workout. Whew.
    2068 days ago
    it was beautiful here, and we went for a walk by the river - surprised that most of the leaves had already fallen. walking is the mainstay of our exercise, and it was a pleasure being outdoors
    2068 days ago
  • VEG954
    You put me to shame!
    Just walked for 1/2 an hour.
    2068 days ago
    The beautiful weather really motivated me to get out in it today. Went pole-walking for the first time in several weeks and really enjoyed the fall colors. Not so easy to get motivated when it's gray and rainy (I don't mind the cold so much), but just have to think of the benefits.
    2069 days ago
    I am going to get out for a walk--after church, I have done nothing but SIT and I need to move. I have low-ish motivation but will find fun in the walk once I get going!! I wish my bike tires were fixed--I need to take care of that myself since hubby has not helped with it. It is sunny so I do not want to go to the gym so--out for a walk!!
    2069 days ago
    Sunday is my day off too.
    2069 days ago
    Sunday is usually my "day off" from exercise. We go to church and usually have breakfast with family or friends or both and then we may have an errand or two while we are on that side of town. This afternoon will be a bike ride as it is a beautiful day. Even though it is my day off I still find I need/want to do something to be active. A few years ago I would have slouched on the couch and watched an old movie! So nice to be where we are now.
    2069 days ago
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