I workout every day because I am reminded that past performance is not an indicator of future results. What I do today will determine what my tomorrow(s) will be. Workout wisdom has it that you should never miss more than three days in a row or it’s really difficult to get back in the habit. I say, never miss a day.
Daily exercise has become a critical ritual for me because a.workouts are a keystone habit and b. I sit way too much and sitting for too long each day can have serious side effects on my health.
Sitting Kills, Moving Heals: How Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness, and Early Death — and Exercise Alone Won’t
Movement & the Mind
Movement also helps me mentally, maybe even in more impactful ways than I know. A great workout helps clear my brain and keep the worry and anxiety at bay.
Although I am a member of three gyms, take spin and dance classes and I am looking into downloading Class Pass to try new workouts, I train outdoors as much as I can.
Today’s work out included biking along the beach (2.5 miles) to and from the gym, 30 minutes (hard) on the eliptical, High Intensive Interval Training training for 15 mins at the lacrosse field adding side lateral lunges as recommended by my daughter @lanathecowboy on Instagram and then a swim back at the beach.
Our body’s are so intelligent. This morning I read a beautiful essay from John O’Donghue’s
Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
The body is also very truthful. You know from your own life that your body rarely lies. Your mind can deceive you and put all kinds of barriers between you and the truth; but your body does not lie. Your body tells you, if you attend to it, how your life is and whether you are living from your soul or from the labyrinths of your negativity. The body also has a wonderful intelligence. All of our movements, indeed everything we do, demands the most refined and detailed cooperation of each of our senses. The human body is the most complex, refined and harmonious totality.