Turn and Face the Strange Changes

0800-full-body-only-workout-dachis-625x351So I have been a lazy bones the last several days. As the intensity of the demand at work increases I am finding myself sleeping more each day. I barely have time to right the simplest of a post in the morning as I have been sleeping until 4:30 AM before getting up.

It seems that the workout doesn’t fit this current schedule and I will have to start considering other options like walking or riding my bike after work. I haven’t been feeling too alert during the day and I believe that with the arrival of spring that it may also be allergy season for me.

When facing certain changes that throw my schedule off the best I can do is simply take it one day at a time. I may have to think about a way to slow down my pace. As I am one year older than I was last year at this time I can actually start to feel my body fighting the busy schedule and experience a longing for more take it down time. This doesn’t mean that I will become a couch potato of course, but what it does mean that I will have rearrange certain things to make more room for other things that are also important to me.

This weekend will be the first weekend that it won’t rain since last October and I will be tending to much needed yard work. The gardens must be prepared for planting season and the lawn needs to cut and manicured. We will still see much rain until the end of May, but when you get a good weekend you have to take advantage of it.

I am considering getting rid of the bowflex and opting for basic calisthenic exercises each day. The heavy weights are taking a tole on me while working a full time job and the good thing is that I can do calisthenic’s anywhere at any time. I will keep the treadmill however as it is my best alternative to going out in the rain to walk. I am sure that there are many good programs available for calisthenic workouts and if anyone has any suggestions I would love to here them.
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Blood Sugar- 113, Weight- 192.6

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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6 Responses to Turn and Face the Strange Changes

  1. I’m here as well Bill. Struggling to get with my program as I seem to let opportunity slip all to often.
    All we can do is try.

  2. James says:

    I’ve reduced my lifting days to twice a week because it takes longer for older people (age 60+) to recover, but I still do cardio 3 to 4 days a week depending. I’ve been somewhat “lazy” this week with the cardio, but I can justify it with the occasional need to take even more rest and “sleep in” (yesterday, I got out of bed at 4:30 a.m. instead of 4).

    Speaking of “no gym required,” one of my sons swears by bodyweight exercises, those sort of “convict fitness” programs you see in some books or online venues. He does some of them at work during breaks, so maybe that’s an option for you if you’re short on time.

  3. Adam says:

    Hi, I have been going to the gym for over 10 years now, but at least once a year for few months I completely remove weight lifting from my routines and switch to bodyweight exercises. The biggest advantage of this method is freedom: I work out at the gym, I work out in kitchen, I work out on the beach, in the park… anywhere where I can find some space. I am using circuit training with short rest times to ensure I don’t have to do too many repetitions (otherwise I’m getting bored), I am putting enough stress on my muscles and at the same time I’m in constant move and burning calories.
    I strongly recommend you try this method: it is very simple, effective and it takes at most 45-50 minutes (including warm up) to exhaust you. You will be surprised how challenging simple exercises like push ups or squats (when done properly) are!
    I’m using phone app called MadBarz to create my own workouts or use many other routines available there and also to track my progress. I also watch Al Kavadlo’s YouTube channel for inspiration.
    Good luck!

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