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Finding Motivation to Get Fit
How I found motivation to lose weight, get in shape and help others to do the same.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Time to get serious!!!

Softball season ended with a crash rather than the bang we had hoped for so now it's time to get back into serious workout mode.  One thing that happened earlier than usual is that the baseball league I play in, the WVMSBL, started up this past Sunday so I got an even earlier jump on my workout than I planned!

It's been three weeks since my last full body workout so getting started on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, will be a light weight, yet intense affair which will start with my usual warm up of active stretches and then a light dumbell warm up before getting to a full complement of the clean complex, front squats and deadlifts.  After that we'll hit the bleachers to get in some cardio and wrap it all up with 120 tire swings - golf swings will be optional!

Getting back to competitive sports reminds me that sometimes the harder we try more we just get in our own way.  On Sunday I was pitching and early on I was trying to throw the ball by hitters without much success.  So about the third inning I decided to just relax and not force the action.  What a difference that made.  But allowing my body to work free of tension everything fell into place and I got a fantastic workout in by pitching all seven innings!  Oh, and we won!!!  Go Yankees!  Until next time, keep your head up and keep working toward your goals.