Monday, July 30, 2007

exercise

What do you do for exercise?? And if you don't exercise, why don't you? And if you do, what is your motivation to keep going???

I have just got in from going to the gym to find this blog prompt on http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com

I do a couple of weights sessions a week on Mondays & Fridays. Most of it is for toning up my arms, back & shoulders. There is also a few squats as well. On Tuesdays & Thursdays I go jogging, but I am thinking of ditching the jogging on Thursdays to bike riding once it gets back to summertime. On Wednesdays I go swimming & swim about 1.5kms, 750m is non stop freestyle. I just love swimming so of all the exercise I do swimming is the one I love.

I feel I have to keep doing exercise just to keep my body lubricated, sounds strange but I really think that the exercise is really helping my dodgy knee. The other motivation right now is the thought of the crise coming up in a couple of months & I want to look good in a swimming costume for that. Scott thinks he'll see me in a bikini but I seriously doubt that.

There is also a couple of events that I have been fascinated by & feel like I would like to try. One of them is this event http://www.nzoceanswim.co.nz/default.asp?PageID=5754, which is why I have been swimming the 750m non stop, I know I can swim it, I just have to buy a wetsuit & see if I can swim that far in it.

The other event that I am fascinated by this http://www.realduathlon.co.nz I had entered this event a couple of years ago but didn't race due to a very bad cold. I am tempted to try again, but it just depends on when it will be held in 2008. It is very hard for me to keep up my training/exercise routine when the boys are on holiday, they are too young to go the gym, the gym doesn't have a creche, they can't keep up with me biking & they can't swim without me being at least an "active observer".

I think that as the boys get older it will become easier to do the exercise when they are on holiday but right now it's just not an option.

I really think though that my main motivation for doing exercise is the stress relief that comes with doing it. I get out of the house for a while, clear my head, & if it has been too long since I have done exercise, like today, then I am itching to do it, because I need it.

3 comments:

Beth said...

ahh, good reasons to exercise . . . to keep the body and mind sharp. Maybe that's my problem . . . I'm feeling all fuzzy and it would probably clear my head if I was motivated to get up and move about!

loonyhiker said...

I'm impressed! I'm nowhere near your level of exercise! Good luck in all those -athlon thingys! I'm exhausted just thinking about it! lol

Hannah said...

Wow, your exercise regimen is very impressive!! Well done!!

I go to Curves gym 3 or 4 times a week. I love it! Seems to be just what I need - I have stuck to this more than any other kind of exercise I've tried, so that has to say something! ;-)