I Worked Out In The Middle Of The Day and Loved It

Sep 30

I Worked Out In The Middle Of The Day and Loved It

What is the best time of day to exercise? Is it in the morning before you go to work or in the evening when you leave work? Most people prefer one or the other but seldom do I hear or see people working out in the middle of the day.

Now I know that’s not possible for most people because they’re working in the middle of the day but let me tell you, I recently did it and I felt better than I have ever felt in my life.

What Did I Do?

I’m glad you asked. I really didn’t do anything different than I normally would. It was my day to do shoulders and biceps and little cardio, so that’s what I did. I didn’t change anything about the workout or go against the grain, but for some reason it gave me a different feeling. I felt more alive, I had more energy and I seemed to have taken some type of super drug.

Now like most people that frequent the gym or workout on a regular basis, I’m accustomed to getting that feeling that comes from the release of endorphins. I also know what it feels like to miss a couple weeks and try to get back into the swing of things, but that’s another topic. What I’m trying to say is that this was new and kind of weird.

What Was That?

So right now I’m trying to figure out what in the world that was. If I could I would workout in the middle of the day more often, but like many other people, I have to work and my schedule doesn’t usually allow it. But I promise you this, when I am able to exercise in the middle of the day, I’m going to take advantage of it.

Conclusion

I will be doing some research on this and as soon as I find out what this was, I’ll make sure and blog about it.

If you know what causes…I don’t know, extra endorphins to release (that’s what I’m going to say it was) from working out during the middle of the day, please leave me a comment.

 

Geestubbs

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I’ve Got To Stop Eating Out So Much

Apr 29

I heard someone say that Americans eat out way too much and I would have to agree because we truly do in my house.  My wife and I were just talking about the number of cars we see in restaurant parking lots during the week; as we were parking beside them.  We usually try to plan out our meals and cook the entire week (excluding the weekends), but honestly we’ve been a little lazy the past couple of weeks and eating out a little more than normal.

I’ve noticed the difference since I’ve been doing so, which is why I will be going back to my normal routine; planning my meals in advance and cooking them myself.  Even when I tried to make healthy choices when we would go out to eat, it still felt like I was doing something wrong, not to mention it was awfully expensive.  Certain restaurants charge an arm and a leg for the simplest dishes.  For God’s sake, tilapia should not cost that much anywhere.

Back to the differences I’ve noticed, for one there is way too much salt in the food.  As a person that has battled with hypertension, I was forced to reduce my salt intake.  So when I prepared my food at home, I would reduce the amount of sodium I would use a little more every week.  Now the problem I have is that everything tastes salty when I eat out; which means it can’t be good for anyone with high blood pressure.

Eating out all the time can also wreak havoc on your waistline.  Did you know that many restaurants saturate much of their food in butter and or sugar?  That answers the question, “How do they get it to taste so good?”  I’ve made French fries every way imaginable and they still taste noting like McDonald’s fries.

I’m not saying that we should all stop eating out because that would be insane.  However, we should be a little more careful about our food choices and educate ourselves about the process our food goes through before the waiter brings it out.

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