Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Heart Of The Matter

One of my favorite scenes in the original Rocky movie was when Mickey had him chase the chicken. Then there's "Wax on, wax off." from the Karate Kid. What this illustrates is the benefit personal training plays to address our individual needs.

TheSpecialOne joined a gym for women this summer. She grew tired of going to workout and having guys hit on her. It's gone very well for her. While I make sure she gets frequent aerobic workouts 8-) it's not a structured regime like she gets at the gym.

I have never had a diet that is consistently healthy. There's a place I frequent that makes the best bacon cheeseburgers and beer batter dipped onion rings. And I'm a potato chip fanatic. I also love... No, I better stop there or I'll have to stop writing to go out for a bite. TheSpecialOne has really helped me with my diet. What I've found, though, is if I try to deprive myself of the foods I like I end up binging. I do much better having what I want, when I want, in limited quantities.

For me, the real benefit of personal training was learning how to get the most out of the time I devote to working out. I need to have diversity or I get bored with the routine. I lift weights a few times a week - other than 12 ounce Heineken curls - bike or treadmill and also do stretching exercises.

It has been interesting writing this post - sponsored by - because I find myself alternating between thoughts of TheSpecialOne and a half pound bacon cheeseburger. I'm sure I'll be working out tomorrow one way or another.

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