Wherever, Whenever…

Working out can sometimes get tough. There are a lot of things that can get in the way, such as work, studies, family, etc…

It’s important to remember that you can have a simple workout no matter where you find yourself or what you may be doing. For example, we’ve had an old fold out couch that I had to beat with a sledge hammer last year because the bed portion wouldn’t fold in properly. I properly screwed up the mechanism, so it’s had a piece of metal sticking out of the corner for the past year. It’s still been decent to sit on, but with the new couch taking up the majority of the living room space, we’ve been trying to get rid of it. This afternoon, a crow bar, a sledgehammer and a lot of sweat later, we tore the couch into burnable pieces of wood and the steel bed frame to bring to a scrap yard. It was actually a pretty good workout.

Sometimes when we’re on a trip somewhere, we tend to forego our fitness. Especially when staying in motels and such. Don’t forget that you can get a good sweat on, simply from your own body weight and body weight exercises. Some good examples would be push-ups, squats, lunges, crunches or sit-ups, leg raises and tricep dips using a chair. As long as you push yourself, you’d be surprised how good a burn you can get.

Check out this web page I found that contains all kinds of exercises that you can do when you find yourself without equipment and need a good burn: http://travelstrong.net/bodyweight-exercises/

Remember, travelling and daily obligations shouldn’t keep you from maintaining your physical health. As the old saying goes, where there’s a will, there’s a way.

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I am a practitioner of the martial arts and student of the Buddhist faith. I have been a Type 1 Diabetic since I was 4 years old and have been fighting the uphill battle it includes ever since. I enjoy fitness and health and looking for new ways to improve both, as well as examining the many questions of life. Although I have no formal medical training, I have amassed a wealth of knowledge regarding health, Diabetes, martial arts as well as Buddhism and philosophy. My goal is to share this information with the world, and perhaps provide some sarcastic humour along the way. Welcome!

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