I see exercise taking this perverted detour. The original intention of exercise was to heal and maintain health. Now I see it as having nothing to do with health. I see most exercises based on looking good. They actually make you less healthy. You overdevelop the obvious muscles. You take drugs to enhance that. You ignore the rest, and you become more out of balance.
~Bryan Kest (Quote Garden)
Not going to break this week down because I’ve done a lot that wasn’t tracked anywhere.
I started my strength training & tennis classes this week.. The ST class was folded in with other classes that didn’t have enough students left after the drop period to be their own class, so it will be more general that just lifting. She is going give me a personalized lifting regimen though & said I could just lift if that’s all I wanted to do. I’m down for mixing it up though. Tennis was just a “hey, how ya doing” class this week, so nothing to report there. I have already informed a friend that she is going to be my tennis partner & I will teach her how to be a shitty tennis player just like me!
Said friend & I also joined a gym this week. I went a few days. Since it’s January it’s been extra busy this week, but I did the bike, a fusion class, & some treadmill intervals. That was fun. We have our consult with the trainer Tuesday & we’ll see what comes of that. I have already told her I will not weigh or have my body fat percentage taken, & I don’t need to know what my BMI is. She looked at me like I had two heads. I want to focus on what I can do & how I feel. What I weigh is irrelevant. Continue reading