Every day when I pick up Harper from daycare, theres this older guy (probably like 75 years old..) and he’s always in his gym clothes, power walking down the MIDDLE of the road. Now, in Florida at 4:30 pm its fricken hottttt… But every single day, without fail, I have to come to a complete stop, and wait for him to pass. At first it was annoying because he never moved out of the way, he just kept on speed walking in his old blue nike gym shorts, ,red cut off tank and white sweat band (he wears this every single time, and apparently he loves America and doing laundry every day.) But then as the weeks went by and I still saw him every day– I started thinking how fricken awesome he is. He is the perfect example of dedication. He gets up off his couch (I assume) every single afternoon, laces up his sneaks and hits the road. No matter how hot it is outside, no matter how tired he is, and no matter how many cars have to slow down and wait for him to pass. His health and fitness is still important enough for him to suffer through potential heat stroke (seriously… I worry about this for him.) I think about him a lot of times when I’m super tired after work and the last thing I want to do is go to the gym, but if he can do it- so can I. So for all of you who need a little extra motivation to workout, or to work a little harder towards whatever goals you’ve set for yourself– think about this guy, and just go do it.
If you need an idea for a quick workout;
burpees and squats (5 reps of each exercise, then 10 of each etc, with no rest until you’re done!)