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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Getting Fit

Getting Fit

The fitness effort has added just enough to my daily schedule, that yesterday was the first time since I started blogging that I didn’t post anything. When I did feel that I had a small window of opportunity to sit at the computer, I chose instead to sit in my sauna at home for 30 minutes with a temperature setting at 120 degrees.  For a while afterwards I felt very relaxed and my body didn’t ache.

Very simple tasks such as sitting down at the computer for the next few days are no longer automatic and without effort.  Most of us that have decided we are happy being the way we are (whatever that means with regard to physical condition), understand the pain that needs to be endured (temporarily) in getting the body to be fit.  I mentioned previously that looking good is one thing and being fit is a total different matter altogether.

Looking good to me means you lose a few pounds by hook or by crook (usually dieting), and you drop a couple of sizes.  Just like that voila you look good! To get to the point of being fit on the other hand can be painful.  The real difference is that one is for show and the other is for performance.

If I am to do the fitness effort thing right, I will have to not only reach a level of fitness but maintain it for the duration.  Otherwise I might as well drop off now and be done with it.  The trophy at the end of the effort is extended quality of life with my loved ones.

I almost forgot, in the privacy of my home this morning I dropped the soap in the shower, and for the first time in a long time, I had to do some serious effort just to get it back in my hand.  I’ve always known what was meant by no pain no gain, but these days I am living it.  Next session with the Personal Trainer is this morning at 10.  The best is yet to come…

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