Thursday, May 17, 2012

Getting Back At It - General

Winter is finally winding down here in San Diego and I find myself wanting to wander outside more to experience this amazing weather.  Unfortunately, I spent most of my winter indoors which left me with little content to add here other then my boring gym routine.  I stayed in shape by going to the gym, for some "scheduled movement", instead of getting outside to take part in Surfing, Skating, Land Paddling, etc...

 I definitely feel like I hit a wall when it comes to motivation due to the lack of variety with my physical activity choices.  My choices at the gym are limited to the basic cardio equipment you would find at your local gym.  I used the stair master mostly because I find that machine leaves me drained after a 20 to 40 minute session.  While these machines do get the job done, they leave something to be desired when it comes to the fun aspect of staying in shape.  For me, spending 30 minutes on a stair master is not fun!

I am using this winter as a learning experience.  I need to look at more options for outdoor activities that can be performed during the winter without freezing my butt off.  I purchased a mountain bike a few months ago that will probably fill that gap nicely.  There are quite a few trails I can ride around here.  Either way, it's good to be back!  I started off the summer by skating around a park yesterday and then played a little basketball at the court located at the same park.  I probably spent about an hour and a half moving around instead of sitting inside just watching TV or playing video games and it didn't even feel like workout, it was fun.


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