Weight-lifting is something I have been interested in all my life. I love the way I feel after a workout with weights, but most of all I love the way weight-lifting makes my body look. Have you ever thought you would like to get into weight-lifting but just did not have the time? Well, here are my thoughts on weight-lifting for the half-hearted.
Four years ago, I moved alone to a rather remote and isolated area where I knew absolutely no one. It was a tiny little town, and there was nothing to do there. I spent all my time writing and lifting weights. There was no gym in the area so I invested in several different sizes of dumbbells and a small, inexpensive weight bench. I did not spend much money at all as dumbbells do not cost much if you get the plain, non-pretty ones, and I think I paid about $25.00 for the bench.
I spent some time online looking up weight routines until I found something that worked for me. Each day, I worked an hour on either the upper body or lower body. Unfortunately, I did no cardio due to the odd circumstances of my living environment. In just a few short weeks I was in great shape with well-defined muscles. I loved how I looked and felt.
I maintained this physique for a couple of years, and then I moved to the city. My lifestyle changed completely, and I stopped weight-lifting. I am all soft now. I have been wanting to get back into my routine, but I currently work a full-time job, a part-time job and am a full-time student so I don’t have a lot of time to devote to much else at the moment.
A few days ago, I remembered something that has helped me to pick up those dumbbells again. For awhile, I dated a high school track coach. I told him one day that I was into weight-lifting but had only had time to do a little bit, and I was disappointed that I could not do more that week. He grinned that crooked, lazy, boyish grin of his and said, “S’all good.”
You know…it really is “S’all good.” I realized that doing one set of anything with a pair of dumbbells IS good. It is better than not having done anything at all. With that thought in mind, I put my favorite pair of dumbbells next to my desk. Now, when I get up to get a glass of water or take a break from my work I see my dumbbells, pick them up and crank out a short set. After just a couple of days of doing that, I already see that my arms are tighter.
So…there it is, folks…weight-lifting for the half-hearted is good, and you can do it too.