To some working out is "WORK"! To some it's "FUN"! To other's it's "CRAZY TALK"! To me, it's a strong mix of work, fun and crazy talk. I believe everyone goes through a lot of emotions before, during and after a workout. Let me explain, before a workout . . . "Crazy Talk" you debate yourself on if you will do it today or wait until tomorrow. You tell yourself if you don't do it today, tomorrow you may be busy. You go back and forth until you finally give in your inner strength or your inner cupcake lover. Next comes the Work! You start your work out then question yourself, again. What the heck, this hurt! Why am I doing this? You fuss with yourself, question yourself every bicep curl, every squat until you are finally done. That's when the Fun hits. You tell yourself and others, I'm so glad I worked out today, that was fun and I feel good. Let's do it again tomorrow.
The aftermath of any workout really does leave you feeling good on many levels. You feel good because you did it even through you honestly didn't want to. Your body is giving off the endorphins from the workout that mentally make you feel on top of the world. You feel accomplished both mentally and physically, at least this is how my workout routines go. As I get older, the mental fight gets tougher to win. Once reason, no one really explains the aches and pains that your body starts to experience over time. Most of the time our brains are still telling us we are young and we use to do it, and we think we should still be able to but our bodies don't function the same way they did in our 20's, 30's or even 40's.
Since I am forever twelve and I still push my body on most days. I found an enjoyment for rowing, mostly because it is a full body workout so I don't have to spend an hour in the gym. I can get it done in 20 to 30 minutes. I can mix up the workout in many ways by using only my legs or arms, changing the position of my hands to targeting different muscles in my arms but always engaging my abs which need the most work. I recently got a water rower, which I must admit I have a Love-Hate relationship with, but it's pretty.
I prefer the water rower because it gives me a smoother pull and allows me to step up the resistance by how hard I want to push or float through the workout.
Click on the photos to learn more about this Xterra Water Rowing machine. Row Row Row to your health. Get yourself moving even if it is only for 20 minutes a few days a week. You are worth it. Believe me, age will catch up with you. Start where you are, take one step at a time.