Is Only Exercising During the Weekend Helpful?

We’ve all been there, it’s quitting time and we want nothing more than to just go home. Whether it be the stress of a bad day or just the prospect of looking ahead at the upcoming week, life gets tiring. Some who still want to exercise, only do this on the weekends, avoiding all exercise during a work week. Is there any benefit to saving all of your exercise for Saturday and Sunday? One report is showing that, while not optimal, you are taking steps in the right direction by exercising on only the weekends. It seems that the exercise rules that we have had set in stone are being rewritten by new science findings. If you are someone who only exercises during the weekends and are getting jeered for it, you’re still greatly reducing your chance of many diseases. Don’t let someone critique your workout routine, what is crucial is that you are exercising at all, the days you do it don’t matter that much. If it is possible, you should try and workout regularly, through the week as well.

I find that only exercising during the weekend is perfect for those who are just beginning to workout. I would totally understand needing a full work week to let your muscles heal themselves. However, as you find yourself becoming more comfortable with spending in the gym, it shouldn’t be as tough to will yourself to a Monday night gym trip. If you can get yourself to add one or two more workout sessions into your week, you will even further reduce the chance of diseases affecting you. One way to increase the likelihood that you will start to workout during the week is if you bring a work buddy along with you. You would be surprised at how often asking someone to the gym with me has created lifelong relationships with co-workers.

weekend-warriors

While at the workplace, you know that you to act differently, always being afraid to let your hair down. At the gym, you and your co-worker have more freedom to get to know each other and that is when friendships are formed, not at the water cooler. Listen around the next time you are at lunch, chances are someone is wanting a gym buddy, just like you are. All it takes is asking someone if they want to go with you after work to go and work out. You have no idea how strong a bond that is formed through getting fit together can be with someone. Don’t by shy, the worse you will ever get told is a no to your question, no big deal! If you don’t know anyone who needs to go the gym, try and spot the co-workers that you can tell exercise. If they deny going to a gym, at the very least, you have still paid them a nice compliment. One aspect of getting all of your exercise during the weekend that I don’t like, I wanted to talk more about. The first reason why only exercising on Saturday and Sunday isn’t the best is because you stand a high risk of overexertion. Exerting yourself too much can lead to exhaustion and dehydration, two of the most common ailments from over training. If you absolutely must exercise on only the weekends, pace yourself and don’t work one area of your body for a prolonged amount of time.

Apply the Recent Super Bowl Win to Life

I’m about to say something that no one would ever thought I would say: I’m glad that Patriots won the Super Bowl. If you know me, even the tiniest bit well, you’ll know how hard it was for me to type that last sentence. I’ll get one thing out of the way, I don’t like the New England Patriots and I am certainly not alone. Seeing the same team go to the big game, nearly every year, made it less fun to watch football. Before any fans of the Patriots start blowing up the contact section with all kinds of terrible words for me, let me explain. Be warned, if you are one of the twenty people that haven’t seen the Super Bowl yet, I’m about to spoil it for you, read cautiously!

When I had heard that the Super Bowl was going to be all about the Falcons vs the Patriots, I immediately was rooting for Atlanta. After the 1st quarter, my eyes met with delight at the score of 21-3, with the Falcons firmly in the lead. Well into the 3rd quarter, there wasn’t much else to report. To put things simply, the Falcons were destroying the Patriots in a game where everyone was quite sure of the outcome. The score of the Super Bowl, most of the time, had the Patriots way behind, so much so that I actually started to feel bad for Patriot fans, for the first time ever. My hope for a new team claiming the throne of Super Bowl champions started to switch over to nerves as the Patriots put a touchdown on the scoreboard. I told myself that, although the score was closer, there was no way that the Patriots could create a comeback, not this late in the game. As I watched Tom Brady and his team march down the field, determined to make another touchdown, it would happen. What became a one-sided game was now nearly tied and I couldn’t believe it. Thinking about the once in a lifetime comeback that I was watching, I had to celebrate the Patriots pushing the game into overtime, unbelievable! It would take a monster of a man to not root for the Patriots to win in overtime, in regards to how hard they worked to get ahead.

The Patriots would go on to win the Super Bowl this year, in what many are saying is the greatest football comeback of all time, a bold statement that I fully agree with. Even if you hate the Patriots, go back and watch that game when life gets you down. The millions watching the Super Bowl on Sunday weren’t just witnesses to a great game of football, they were watching a man fight for his life, against every odd imaginable. Too often, we see the underdog coming up against unbeatable odds and losing, it was nice to have the movie ending version of real life, something I hardly see anymore. We’ve all felt like Tom Brady in our own life situations, you have no time and the other team is miles ahead of you. When you feel that life is overwhelming, picture that legendary drive of Tom Brady. Sure, he could have accepted that his team is probably going to lose (it’s not like he hasn’t won before) but that wasn’t enough to stop him from winning. The limitations that we place in our life aren’t as real as you feel they are, anything can be won, look back to Super Bowl 51 if you think I am crazy.