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This is my Zen

11 Dec

Training.  This is my zen.  It doesn’t matter where I am, I can make it happen.  All I need are a few items and I am set.  I don’t need fancy shoes,  fancy matching workout attire, or even a fancy smancy gym.  When I want to exercise and relieve some stress all I have to do is focus and rely on the very basics.  My mind lets everything else go.  This is my form of meditation.  When I am finished, I feel refreshed, clear-headed and ready to go.

 Not all exercising is about playing sports, lifting weights or doing cardio.  Balance and muscle endurance is another way to target the muscles.  Try lifting and balancing yourself so that your body is parallel to the ground.  Hold it for as long as you can.  Keep everything tight through your core.  You will be amazed out how challenging something as simple as balancing can be.   This exercise helps me clear my head and focus on form.  This is a great way to challenge the mind to keep going when you are feeling the pain and burning throughout your muscles. 

Don’t forget about a few other basics, like dumbbell push-ups and good old sit-ups.  These are all exercises you can do right in your living room.   Exercise doesn’t have to be complicated. Challenging yes, but not complicated. 

Until next time, simplify…