[Rowing Machine] 247

The mind, for most, has taken priority over the body. The advantages are plenty. Technological activities are sugar-rushes of cerebral entertainment infinitely more exciting than our drab world. Those with physical impairments can now join in, whereas even 20 years ago, social ostracization was normal. The disadvantages are also plenty. The ailments some encounter could result from our sedentary lifestyles. The mind/body imbalance. The wasted potential. The body, for most, has become a rusty tool.

WANNA SEE HOW I’VE BEEN AVOIDING BUILDING UP RUST? KEEP ON READING!

[Rowing Machine] 51

#rowingmachine 50 rows. I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’ve actually been doing 51 rows lately! Not 50! This innocent deception is just to confirm I hit 50 rows. Especially when I occasionally exert myself well past my physical and mental limits, where each of the last 10 rows feels like I’m climbing up and down Mount Everest, I’m spent by the time I reach 50. Also, I go with 50, not yet 200, because it’s a reasonable amount any day.

WANNA FIND OUT HOW 50 ROWS, TWICE OR THRICE DAILY, IS DOING? KEEP ON READING!

[Rowing Machine] Two Four Nine

Shortly after beginning to row regularly again, I received invites for more physical hobbies. Until now, I hadn’t been up to the challenge. The brain is funny. Mine knows when it’s time to kick into gear. Mine knows when I need to trash the junk food and get better quality food. Mine knows when it can do more. My body is now less of a burden to my mind’s ambitions to do more, including… skateboarding?

WANNA GET INSPIRED TO CREATE CONGRUENCY BETWEEN YOUR BODY AND MIND’S AMBITIONS? KEEP ON READING!

[Rowing Machine] Two Five One

Fitness is not just for weight loss. It’s for health, overcoming stressful situations, wellness, and the general sense of being able to do what you need to do! When I don’t exercise, or when I’m in what I call “fat mode,” I can barely do anything. When I’m in “fit mode,” I can take on the world! I have more endurance both physically and mentally to push-up against things that might otherwise take me down.

WANNA SEE HOW I’VE BEEN PUSHING UP AGAINST IMPROVED HEALTH? KEEP ON READING!

[Rowing Machine] 29 / 50

You must work toward anything you want to achieve in life. Every motivational person says it their way because it’s all the same. The ones that burn out typically went too quick, didn’t fully anticipate the amount of grinding away at life it takes to get that better life, or maybe wanted easy results. Rowing is fun for me. It’s also grueling. I’ve already seen drastic improvements since March and I know there’s even more.

WANNA SEE MY GRUELING, GRADUAL STEPS IN ACHIEVING IMPROVED HEALTH? KEEP ON READING!

[Rowing Machine] Two Five Two

I’ve noticed an increase over the recent years in the number of times I’ve been sick. It’s never an incapacitation as much as general realizations that I’m just not at peak performance. When I’m well, I have fast reflexes, write frequently, and overall life is good. When I’m not, my reflexes are terrible, I don’t write, and I’m cantankerous. Identifying the root cause could fix it next time… I haven’t figured it out this time.

WANNA BE INSPIRED TO TRACK YOUR FITNESS TO PREDICT ILLNESSES? KEEP ON READING!

[Rowing Machine] 66+49+78+76+50

Life is cruel if you let it afflict you. Life will beat you down with illness, emotion, and never-ending barrages of stress. If that’s what you allow. If you can train your body and mind to overcome minor illness, calmly react to negative emotions, and deflect stress, you can find your invincible summer. Rowing has helped me overcome some of that by letting me throw that anguish into something productive that helps me endure hardships.

WANNA READ ABOUT SOME GENERAL ENDURANCES FROM THIS PAST WEEK? KEEP ON READING!