Airlines aren’t the only ones who run seasonal routes.
Once in a while I like to blog about something different than airlines, travel and rewards programs, although by the time you finish reading this you’ll realize it will somehow become travel related. Slightly…
Over the past few months some of my posts casually mentioned muscles aches or working out. In this post I’ll update you on a new and interesting portion of my day to day “operations”. See, I told you that airline ‘lingo’ lingers around most if not all of my posts. Basically, I now go to the gym on a daily basis for about two-three hours and starting in June it’ll be a seasonal activity for me to go rollerblading or take my bike out for a ride in addition to working out. I write about my workouts with great relish as it’s probably the most unique and new thing in my life. I haven’t thought of myself as hardcore gym goer until now. Aside from the health and good looks I’m gaining, I’ve found working out to be an excellent way to get rid of stress and annoyances. It comes down to three things- the workout, the water and the music that accompanies the former two. Since I started working out in April I’ve gone down from 230 pounds to 204 as of this morning. It also feels like my arms are getting really strong.
Not to turn this into a health blog or anything but my routine is simple:
- First hour is running on treadmill or stepmaster (the two alternate everyday)
- Next 20-30 minutes is lifting weights
- About 10-15 minutes of leg work
- Remaining time is divided equally between seated chest presses, ab crunch machine and working on back muscles
So, that was one the workout. Music on my iPod is stuff I’ve found on Napster which I then purchase on iTunes. Music by ATB ( featured on my Kinglobjaw.com music section) has some great beats and rhythm that really make the workout go by. I also drink a lot of water throughtout the entire day. What I can recommend to other gym goers as a quality water bottle is a Swiss Sigg bottle. Some will say that $25 for a water bottle is a little too much, but it’s a high quality water bottle which will last for a long time and it’s proven to be safer than the “nalgene” plastic water bottles. Inside of aluminum bottle is coated with a liner, so there’s no scraping of aluminum. For those who are worried about the presence of the aluminum, consider this- tea and deodorant transfer more aluminum to your body than this bottle ever will. Don’t worry about dementia! I have the red one with the Swiss cross:
Try looking on eBay to save a few dollars. I saved $7 by buying it on eBay instead of Whole Foods.
When it comes to motivation I can’t say I was thinking about my health too much. I mean, even when I was little heavier, I was still healthy and getting all the nutrition I needed. My main goal was and still is to look good and get into excellent shape and condition. The Island Caretaker contest also got me going. I knew if I was chosen to participate I would have to get into better shape and perform fitness tasks so I started working out anyway. Unfortunately, I wasn’t chosen, but that didn’t stop me from continuing to work out. US Airways’ employee campaign to loose weight didn’t really move me as that happened a few months earlier, but it was still a nice thing to do to get company employees motivated. I wonder if Doug Parker took advantage and started working out. Haha!
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One last thought before I close. Before my Hawaii trip I got an email from a reader who suggested I should review hotel gym facilities and how they stack up against other hotels. I think it’s a really great idea, but I don’t I’m not sure if I’ll be doing that anytime soon. I’m not a health expert so I can’t really say how effective a gym can be compared to the next. That said, I will definitely pay more attention to hotel gyms and casually mention personal thoughts should I do a hotel review in the future. But wait, there’s related good news! I was planning to talk about this in a seperate post, but since we’re talking about health I’ll say it now. A new feature soon to appear on Kinglobjaw.com will discuss the dietary information of US Airways snacks.
Have a nice clicK life,