One of the great things about having a kid in military training is you get a ton of cool workout ideas. LOL. Because really, these boys are 18 to 22 and no one is taking pity on them. So, last night I was introduced to things like "touchdowns" - which are basically burpees on crack. Also "waves" - which are impossible without a larger group but sound like a fabulously comical accident just waiting to happen. I was also reintroduced to dive bombers, which I had somehow blocked out of my mind, probably for purposes of my own sanity.
I am heavily into full body training ideas right now, as well as yoga and the release of the mind through pure sweat. This is all due in part to the fact that I see some interesting things that stress is doing to me. Making me forget simple things, be indecisive, struggle with short term planning. This is not the way I wish to have my mind set. The other part of my training choices for the season is due to my back. It has been giving me some trouble lately and I can't afford to ignore it.
So, I have some work to do and it includes getting my mind and body to a more healthy state. People get wrapped up in the weight loss and all that stuff when thinking about exercise. Sometimes exercise is as much about being healthy mentally as anything. It is true that a good sweat releases more than just water. Feel the tension and stress fall away as you run and you know what I mean. Sweat = Release = Peace.
Trying to live well in every way...and sometimes laughing about it later.