Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Work out time!

Last night, I was chatting with my boys on the way home from soccer practice.  I told them that I had skipped my exercise routine for over two weeks and that I needed to jump back in.  I tore my ACL and had reconstructive surgery in the spring.  There were complications so my recovery took longer than expected and I spent a lot of time not exercising!  About three months ago, I started doing push-ups, pull-ups, and walking, which was just about all I was capable of doing with my new ACL.

When I woke up this morning, I thought to myself, "Today is a great day for a walk and some push-ups!"  A great day to get in a work-out!  Then I wondered, "Why don't people plan for mental work-outs?"

A lot of people will buy gym memberships and spend hours upon hours working out their bods.  Do those same folks actually plan for mental exercise?  Does anyone?  I know that simply jumping into a good book is great for the brain.  Games like chess and puzzles also give the noggin a workout.  Engaging in a thoughtful and meaningful argument also makes you think.  Even a good dose of meditation is great for your head!  These things happen for a lot of people quite often.  But I still wonder, "Are there folks out there who plan for a mental workout?  Do they record their mental exercises on a little pad a paper like folks at the gym?"

Time to work out.