When was the last time you tried skipping? Up until recently, it was back at school, when we used to do the Jump Rope For Heart to raise money for the heart foundation. Since then though, it was something I’d forgotten, like most of the healthy activities that kept me skinny when I was a kid.
Now that most of my day is spent behind a desk processing same day loans, my health has certainly been suffering so I’ve made the decision to do something about it. It’s not just sitting that’s the problem, but the total lack of exercise, combined with a lousy diet, that’s caused me to gradually gain weight.
So this week, I went to the the local Crossfit box to check it out. I was impressed! They pushed me pretty hard, and I was damn sore for a couple of days afterwards by I’m itching to get back for another go. It was an amazing mix between cardio and weight training, lots of body weight exercises, fast wire rope skipping, dragging tires and shuttle runs. My god, it was fun, plus the fantastic group of guys and girls there really push each other.
Not sure if I’ve lost any weight yet, but I’m sure it won’t be long before the pounds start dropping off. And it’s incouraging me to eat heaps better too. Steak and veg for dinner tonight, no more pizza! And I’m not going to sit at my desk all day either. Lots more movement, and getting out to visit my day loan clients . It’s all good!