Wednesday, February 27, 2013

This and that and the other.

What's been going on with me lately? Well, we've had some snow. Lots and lots of snow. So I've been supplementing my cardio workout with shoveling.

In the gym, I've been transitioning from machine weights to free weights. You know, dumbbells and those big barbell things that beefy guys use.

It's been awesome, really. I've always been clumsy and prone to toppling arse over elbows for no apparent reason, so working with these weights is great, because it helps me with balance, coordination, and of course, strength.

No, I will not get all huge from lifting weights. Remember this picture?


See how these are the same weight, but much different sizes? Muscle is lean and smooth. Yes, it's possible with certain training to build the bulk of muscle you see in bodybuilders, but for the most part, building muscle tones and tightens your body. Plus, it takes more calories to feed muscle than it does to feed fat, so the more muscle you have, the more calories (food... delicious food...) you can eat, and the more fat you burn. It's win-win-win, just like when Michael Scott asked Oscar to wear this poster as a shirt so Oscar didn't have to look at it, but Angela could see it all the time:



Win-win-win. Full of win.

Outside the gym, we plowed through the new Netflix series, House of Cards. Starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, directed in part by David Fincher, this series is an excellent political drama, and I can't recommend it highly enough.

What else... been moving well, eating well, living well, and loving well. What more can you ask out of life? All is good and how it should be.