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15 May 2012 @ 03:56 pm
Your excuses are invalid.  

Dear Self:

Lance Armstrong’s wonderful pep talk in Dodgeball ought to be enough to get anybody’s lazy ass out of bed and off to a workout (or whatever), but since that seems to be failing, let me emphasize heavily that your excuses are invalid.


(x-posted from the essential kit)

Mary Annepers1stence on May 15th, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
we think we can, we think we can, we will!

it's good that I have dance class tonight, because i feel VERY unmotivated to gym today and work things are getting in the way of gymming too.
irishkateirishkate on May 19th, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
Haven't been to the gym in a bit but have been eating right for once. Back to the gym on Monday, No excuses
anthony_lionanthony_lion on May 19th, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
It doesn't take all that much, to get into shape, either.

In the area I live we have a yearly exercise campaign called 'Get Out!'...
(It started with just the town where I work, but now half the county is in on it)
Basically, there's 125 'routes' you can walk, and if you manage at least 7 different during the season(may 10 to November sometime) you win a cup with the campaign logo and year on it. (It's free to participate, don't expect gold medals)

The routes range from easy(some of which are wheelchair accessible, typically a 2 - 3Km route around a scenic area) to 'hard' which may take 3 - 4 Hours of heavy hiking up and down a mountainside...

It's of course possible to win the cup by picking 7 easy routes. In fact most people could do it in one day if they pick the right area. But what's the challenge?

Quite simple...
The website lists participants by number of visits to each route, or number of visits to routes in one commune, or an overall listing of all participants in the whole county.
(Who wants to be on the last page of these lists? And if that annoying neighbour is on the list, why not beat him?)
There are those who plan to visit ALL the different routes.
Others just try to visit more than last year.
There's no time limits on any routes, and if you want to bring the family and make a picnic of it... ;-)

Another thing is cycling.
'but there's so many hills around here'...
Which is why I'm rebuilding my bicycle to 'PEDELEC' standard.
(It's an EU standard. Max 250W motor, control electronics that only powers the motor as long as you're pedalling, and switches it off if the speed gets above 25Km/h.)
Yeah, you can buy complete electric bicycles, but what's the fun in that?