So, it's been almost a two week push since I started training extensively. My body is on a continual rebuild, which I love, but the one thing I'll say the most important thing I've noticed is my dietary intake. It's a matter of will-power. I wouldn't say it's hard per say, but it's a matter of continual acknowledgement of intake. Everything around me has extensive amounts of sugar, and unhealthy fats, and carbs. It's kinda disturbing, if you really thing about it.
I was at my in-law's the other day, and looked in their cupboard for a quick snack only to give up after a few minutes. Going back to the other week, eating healthy is expensive. It's not hard by choice, it's hard because of society standards. Junk food is cheaper, faster, and in more abundance. Therefore, I guess it's easier to supply to ourselves on a quick minute, and or to the rising generation for that matter. Now, I don't want to get on a kick of what I see wrong with in society, but rather what we can do about it ourselves. Like I said, it may be a bit more expensive, and take more effort in acknowledging what we eat, but, I can say it'll change the world in how it effects our body.
That's why, I feel the past few weeks of training has gone so well. I notice this change, especially now that I'm to do Everest Ridge (the route we plan on taking up Timp). Not to mention my work outs. This past Saturday I went back country skiing. We toured up ruffly 2500 feet with in a couple hours, and skied down in 15 minutes. Now some may say it's not worth it, but being out in nature, able to take in the untouched powder, and time with friends is totally worth it. Plus, it's a great form of exercise you really don't even notice. I was less tired, and felt better while working our way up the mountain.
Monday, my wife and I did a quick workout that was compiled from the mountain guide workouts that I was doing. Sad news is, is that the company went under, so I'm having to mix and match workouts for harder trainings, that I didn't get in their email workout plan. The work out that I put together is as follows
•2 set of 10 pushups – Do ten pushups.
•2 set of as many as possible pull ups – Do as many pull ups as you can do for one set.
•2 set of 10 crunches.
•3 60 seconds planks.
•2 set of 10 side raises – Lay on your side and prop your body up with a straight arm with your legs extended. Raise your hip until your body is a straight line. Lower your hip until it touches the ground for one rep. Repeat on the other side.
•2 set of 10 mountain climbers – Go to push up position. Jump one leg so that it is bent with you knee under your chest. Jump and switch legs to complete one rep. Keep jumping back and forth to complete the set.Lower Body
•3 sets 40 reps step ups.
•3 sets 40 reps step ups side.
•3 sets 40 reps step downs.
•3 sets 15 reps squats.
Now even with this simple work out we modified it for our bodies needs the night of, and we also included a six minute ab workout from Hell on youtube. Link's below.
Either way, training with purpose make your standard workout a lot funner, and enjoyable. I think it helps push you further, and I'll say makes it easier, or so it feels when you're questioning on why you're doing the workouts.
Anyways, until next time...