So, if there’s one thing that going to Mexico does to you, it’s reminding you that you are a fat ass… I always said I wouldn’t let myself get out of shape and right now at best I’m peeking over the fence into fatland. Time to step up the exercise plan! How the hell I’m gonna do that with a shattered willpower, and barely enough motivation to watch paint dry I don’t know.
I used to exercise on a pretty regular basis and here’s a couple things I learned about exercising:
Exercising at night or after work is about as pointless as teaching a fish to jump rope. Inevitably it will take 3 times the effort to do half the amount of exercise and the results will be less than motivating. So, to curb that issue, I’m going to work out in the morning before work. Yeah. Cuz I’m gonna get up early enough to do that.
Supersets rock! Combining cardio with weight training helps keep the time required down, and the results are better for it. It’s easy to stay motivated — well, it’s easier I should say — when you don’t need to have a separate cardio workout.
The fun exercises just get you in trouble. Every guy thinks of curls, and bench presses when they think of weight training. After all, we love our pecs and our biceps… I mean, I assume that… I haven’t ever had pecs or biceps to test that theory. :) The often ignored exercises like the Rear Delt Cable Pulls are used to balance out the muscle groups. Did you know you can affect your posture by not balancing your workout?
I suppose none of this is news to some of you gym-rats, but for us geeky folks, we’re about as versed in physical exercise as you are at math (just kidding LOL). I guess the whole point of this post is to remind us geeks to (1) workout damn it! and (2) put an effort into researching your workout similar to what you would when you are learning a new .NET class!
So, wish me luck. I’m hoping to be beach worthy by the next Mexico trip! WOOT!