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.