I am glad I can swim for a workout

I read an article that proposed 150 minutes of ordinary activity or 70 minutes of strenuous activity throughout the week. I often go for runs or bicycle rides, paddle my board, jump rope or go for a long hike. One of my number one activities is swimming. It’s the ideal opening to target the whole body and cardiovascular system. An hour of swimming burns just about as many calories as running. However, it avoids the strenuous impact on bones and joints. Whenever the weather allows, I incorporate swimming into my usual workout routine. I change between swimming laps, treading water and going through a few types of aerobic movements in the shallow end. Whenever I swim laps, I make an effort to switch between the dog paddle, sidestroke, breaststroke and butterfly to keep it interesting and change up the style of motion. Each one concentrates on unique muscle groups and the water provides a gentle resistance. I’m using most of my muscle groups to propel my body through the water. I’ve seen that exercising in the water increases my heart rate, builds strength and endurance and tones my muscles. There are medical studies that claim that swimming can work to lower blood pressure and control blood sugar. Even when I’m sluggish, tired or dealing with injuries or concerns that make high-impact aerobic exercise difficult, I can enjoy a swim. This activity can even help to alleviate pain and expedite recovery. One of the main reasons I choose swimming for exercise is because of the calorie burn. It’s so great that the time goes by particularly fast and yet I can feel great about the number of calories I burned. I don’t even notice the exertion until I get out of the pool. Then I suddenly realize that my arms and legs are sore from the workout.

 

Cross fit classes

The connection between cannabis and yoga

As a habitual cannabis smoker, I do not get a lot of exercise.

Walking down the street to the dispensary is the extent of my physical activity on some days. I have been thinking about being more active, but I always find some excuse not to do it. These days I have one less excuse, because some madman had the temerity to open a yoga studio in the upstairs loft of the cannabis dispensary. I have never considered doing yoga before, but if I can do it while smoking cannabis, well then I may have to consider it! There is a major gym just three blocks away from my house, and I walk past it every time I go to the dispensary. Sometimes I will bring a vape pen and sit outside the big windows in front of the gym and watch all the people huffing and puffing. It makes me laugh, and I really never understood why people pay so much money for a gym membership. I would not have paid for a cannabis yoga class either, but I was curious about it, so when the yoga instructor offered me one class for free I decided to do it. During the actual yoga class itself, I wasn’t very impressed. But then something happened with the accumulation of all the different yoga poses over the session, and when it was over I felt amazing! The combination of cannabis and yoga really revitalized me while making me feel so relaxed. I have decided that the yoga class is something very much worth paying for in the future.

 

Wellness and Recovery Programs

The home gym came in clutch

I had my first child at age 38, which the doctors said was a little too old for me to start having kids. I have always wanted a child, so I told the doctors to buzz off! The pregnancy went just fine, and baby Maxine was born happy and healthy. This isn’t a post about the baby, however. She is one year old now, and as happy and healthy as ever, but I had to start focusing on my own happiness and health! The pregnancy transformed my body, and I also had to take a few months off from going to the gym, which also hurt my physique. My husband has always supported me in every way he could, and in this case that led to him setting up a small home gym for me. He is great about helping out with the baby, and now I have a convenient way to maintain a workout program at home. Losing this baby weight won’t happen on its own, and there was just no way I had the time or the motivation to drive to the gym. There are certain physical changes that happen after childbirth, and I was just more comfortable in the privacy of my own home gym. I was pleased to find that with the right motivation and enough discipline, I got the results I wanted without going back to the gym at all. My home gym met my needs and exceeded my expectations, so I don’t see the need to go back to paying for an expensive gym membership.

 

Sauna

Seeing a familiar face at the gym

Life has a funny way of working out sometimes.

When I was in high school I was one of the mean girls, I am ashamed to admit.

That was a long time ago, but my behavior at the time was pretty deplorable. In any event, I have changed my ways and settled down to be a nice, normal person. I hadn’t thought about the old days until recently, when I ran into a familiar face in a most unexpected place. One of the girls I was mean to back then was Glory. When the new gym opened, I went in to check out the facilities and ask about the membership fees. I saw Glory was working there as a personal trainer, and although her face was the same her body had been transformed into something magnificent. Glory had been overweight, which is why I had picked on her, so it was ironic to find her at the gym when I was the one who was out of shape. I swallowed my pride, walked over to Glory, and first I apologized for my past behavior, and then I asked her to be my personal trainer. She accepted my apology, but said that she was fully booked as a personal trainer and couldn’t take me on as a client yet. I’m not sure if that was true, or if Glory just wasn’t comfortable with being my personal trainer because of our past history. I will keep going to that gym in the meantime, and hopefully will show Glory that I have changed my ways.

 

Personal Training

I got into a fight in yoga class

I will admit to having a problem with authority figures.

I have always been this way, since the first time I got suspended from school for talking back to a teacher.

I don’t mind confrontation, and if push comes to shove then I don’t mind throwing hands, either. My problem started two weeks ago, when this new guy came to the studio. He was very loud and boisterous, one of those people who doesn’t like a quiet room so they keep talking no matter what happens. This annoyed me very much, especially when he was talking in yoga class. Yoga is a very meditative form of exercise, and to have him run his mouth was ruining it for me, so I flat out told him to shut up. The guy walks over to me, stands on my yoga mat, and pushes me, so I punched him in the mouth. Unfortunately either I was too strong or he was too weak, because I accidentally broke his jaw, and he collapsed in the middle of the yoga studio. Needless to say, I am not allowed to go back to the yoga studio, or the gym, for the rest of my life. I have been told I am the first person to ever receive a lifetime ban from this yoga studio, so I guess I should feel honored. The story does have a happy ending, however, because the yoga instructor called me at home the next day and offered to give me private lessons at home. Just because a person does yoga doesn’t mean they are a pushover!

Local gym

Why did I buy this home gym?

I had all the equipment I needed, but I didn’t have any place to put it! This was a terrible situation to be in, and a cautionary tale about buying things on Ebay without having a plan on where to put them.

After the pandemic and the quarantine, I had put on a fair amount of weight while being stuck inside my tiny apartment.

Instead of doing something sensible like going outside for exercise, I started looking for answers on the internet instead. When I stumbled across a listing for a full home gym set-up for a few hundred bucks, I jumped at the chance without thinking it through. You see, I live in a very small apartment, and I simply do not have room for a home gym. Since I spent the money for this gym equipment I have to put it somewhere, so I decided to change the layout of my living room. The living room is the biggest area in the house, so it is the only logical place the gym can go. Also, I assume that watching workout program videos or listening to music will be a key part of the process, so it’s good to have it in the same room as the entertainment center. I can slide the weight lifting bench under the table, so at least it will be out of the way when I’m not using it. If I wasn’t so high at the time I never would have ordered this home gym. I would have done something easier and cheaper, like buying a yoga mat!
Workout planner

I wouldn’t recommend window tint DIY

Are you tired of dealing with energy-inefficient windows in your home? Consider home window tinting.

Many people know window tinting is just for aesthetics; This is only partially true, but besides enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your home, window tints also protect you and your family from harmful UV rays, and additionally, home window tint is the best option if you value privacy.

Window tinting is, but, a big investment that must be done correctly on the first try. Let’s be honest: 71% of Americans like to do most of their home improvement projects themselves. This might work for minor improvements that do not require much experience, but experts should be consulted for major projects like window film applications that require precision. DIY window film upgrade might appear to be cost-effective but turn out to be overpriced in the long run. Experts are the best option for project window film upgrade. Window film upgrade is a precise art. Cut the film so that it matches the size of the window panes. Without the respected tools, you may get it wrong. Do not think window films are generic, then you cannot buy any film from your nearest company that will suit your residential windows. Each type of window film has a particular purpose. In addition, the way in which the window films are applied is determined by the thickness of the glass or the quality of the tint. Choosing the best film for your window might seem overwhelming. There are particular steps to follow to get it right. To begin with, the windows need to be cleaned using the right products. If dirt and dust are not removed when cleaning, the tint will become bubbly. If you are on a budget, the last thing you want is to make a mistake that will force you to get a new tint. If you want your tint installed correctly the first time, it’s better to hire a professional.

 

Sun Control Window Film Repairs

Stick with the window tint professionals

Are you tired of dealing with energy-inefficient windows in your home? Consider home window tinting.

Many people think window tinting is just for aesthetics.

This is only partially true, besides enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your home, window tints also protect you and your family from harmful UV rays, and additionally, home window tint is the best choice if you value privacy. Window tinting is, but, a big investment that must be done correctly on the first try. Let’s be honest: 70% of Americans like to do most of their home improvement projects themselves. This might work for minor improvements that do not require much experience. Experts should be consulted for major projects like window film applications that require precision, but DIY window film might appear to be cost-effective but turn out to be expensive in the long run. Experts are the best choice for project window film replacement. Window film replacement is a precise art. Cut the film so that it matches the size of the window panes. Without the right tools, you may get it wrong. Do not think window films are generic. You cannot buy any film from your nearest business that will suit your residential windows. Each style of window film has a different purpose, in addition, the way in which the window films are applied is determined by the thickness of the glass or the quality of the tint. Choosing the best film for your window might seem overwhelming. There are particular steps to follow to get it right. To begin with, the windows need to be cleaned using the right products. If dirt and dust are not removed when cleaning, the tint will become bubbly. If you are on a budget, the last thing you want is to make a mistake that will force you to get a new tint. If you want your tint installed correctly the first time, it’s better to hire a professional.

 

Sun Control Window Film Repairs

DIYing window tinting is not advised

Are you tired of dealing with energy-inefficient windows in your home? Consider home window tinting, however many people believe window tinting is just for aesthetics.

This is only partially true, but besides enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your home, window tints also protect you and your family from harmful UV rays.

Additionally, home window tint is the best choice if you value privacy, however window tinting is a big investment that must be done correctly on the first try! Let’s be honest: 68% of Americans like to do most of their home improvement projects themselves. This might work for minor improvements that do not require much experience. Experts should be consulted for major projects like window film applications that require precision! DIY window film installation might appear to be cost-effective but turn out to be expensive in the long run. Experts are the best choice for project window film installation. Window film installation is a precise art, but cut the film so that it matches the size of the window panes. Without the correct tools, you may get it wrong. Do not think window films are generic. You cannot buy any film from your nearest company that will suit your residential windows. Each type of window film has a particular purpose, in addition, the way in which the window films are applied is determined by the thickness of the glass or the quality of the tint. Choosing the best film for your window might seem overwhelming. There are particular steps to follow to get it right. To begin with, the windows need to be cleaned using the right products. If dirt and dust are not removed when cleaning, the tint will become bubbly. If you are on a budget, the last thing you want is to make a mistake that will force you to get a new tint. If you want your tint installed correctly the first time, it’s better to hire a professional.

 

 

Decorative Window Film Replacements

You shouldn’t DIY window tinting

Are you tired of dealing with energy-inefficient windows in your home? Consider home window tinting. Many people think window tinting is just for aesthetics. This is only partially true, and besides enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your home, window tints also protect you and your family from harmful UV rays! Additionally, home window tint is the best choice if you value privacy! Window tinting is a big investment that must be done correctly on the first try. Let’s be honest: 70% of Americans like to do most of their home improvement projects themselves. This might work for minor improvements that do not require much experience! Experts should be consulted for major projects like window film applications that require precision, however DIY window film replacement might appear to be cost-effective but turn out to be expensive in the long run. Experts are the best choice for project window film replacement. Window film replacement is a precise art, and cut the film so that it matches the size of the window panes. Without the regular tools, you may get it wrong. Do not think window films are generic, and you cannot buy any film from your nearest business that will suit your residential windows. Each type of window film has a particular purpose. In addition, the way in which the window films are applied is determined by the thickness of the glass or the quality of the tint. Choosing the best film for your window might seem overwhelming. There are particular steps to follow to get it right. To begin with, the windows need to be cleaned using the right products. If dirt and dust are not removed when cleaning, the tint will become bubbly. If you are on a budget, the last thing you want is to make a mistake that will force you to get a new tint. If you want your tint installed correctly the first time, it’s better to hire a professional.

Residential Window Tinting