Get Physical

God gave us bodies so why not put them to use?  It seems I'm more motivated to be physically active lately.

I can remember a few years ago when I couldn’t care less about working out, stretching, etc. I was glad to be done with PE class and wanted no more of it.   Thankfully I'm out of that phase.

About three years ago a sentimental memory of biking to the beach overcame me. I decided to relive that southern California dream.  The recreation started great. Biking those 30ish miles brought a great sense of accomplishment but it also brought soreness.

For at least a week my legs screamed at me. I carried Ben-gay in my pocket during that week for instant relief when the soreness swelled up.  I was out of shape.

I then read off some website that 30 minutes of aerobics 3-4 times a week suffices for a healthy workout. So I began rowing (via machine) and running in the neighborhood.

Now, the Wii fit is my workout method of choice. My friends doubtfully smile when I speak of my intense Wii fit workouts. Who would have thought a video game can give you a full physical workout?  It teaches me yoga poses, counts/coaches sit-ups and pushups and more. Don't knock it 'till you try it.

Physical activity is so worthwhile. If you're like me you spend a lot of time sitting in a chair and we are meant for more than that. So let's get off our duffs and get physical.

The New Ride

I’ve been wanting to buy a nice/newer car for a while now and finally did so last night.  Here’s a picture of my new (to me at least) 2006 Scion xb.  I like it.

Usually I drive cars that have over 200,000 miles on them.  This one has 19,000.  So hopefully I’ll have it for a good while.