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While August is advancing steadily towards September with huge cloud formations in the sky above us, my cats and I have distinctly different ideas what to do with some spare time. While our four boys with Cookie on the chair next to them relaxed in a ray of sunlight …
(From door Whispers, Doodles, Charlie, Rusty on floor; Cookie on chair)
(Goodness, Charlie, you need to be brushed!)
… I was running around in order to make time for a chest and triceps routine in our backyard. Lit up with excitement, I was about to christen my brand new bench press that my husband put a lot of thought and time into. Believe me, there was a lot of measuring and discussing and deciding. Between he and I, this is what was created:
Light to carry and very functional, I now own my very own bench press. Oh how grateful I am to my genius husband for I no longer even have to think about going to an insane asylum aka the gym. God bless you, my husband. I am so so grateful to you!
After being closed for 5 months, our King on the Throne decreed that those who go to the gym when they open next week must wear a mask. Those of you who are serious in a gym, can you imagine a power lifter, for example, wearing a mask? This is a preposterous and very dangerous “order” which will, no doubt, lead to illness, accidents and deaths. It’s very evident this man never stepped a foot into a gym much less worked out. There is no way I or anyone else can work out with a mask on! Thanks to Hubby I don’t have to.
Yesterday I had my very first session on my bench press. OH did it feel like I was right at the gym but even better because my view were the clouds. What gym to you know of has a view like this? Well, maybe if you participate in a beach gym you may have a view like mine.
Inhale, push as I exhale, eyes to the sky …… times 15, three reps. Three sets total of three separate different chest exercises. Flat bench press shown here. My feet are in the air to make the exercise more difficult.
FREEDOM is the right to BREATHE! And believe me, that I do well every moment of every day! And those 5 pounds gained, off they go!
What joy it is to be able to work out in my backyard. My gym is almost complete. Two more pair of dumbbells are on their way (one heavier then I have now and one lighter) and I plan to buy a stationary bike. My intention is to be self-sufficient for my exercise program and rely only on me especially in case our King on the Throne changes his mind and closes the gyms again, or this mask-wearing is going to be stretched out until eternity. Neither scenario sets well with me. So I exist in my own little Kingdom of my own making and despite the dysfunctional mess all around I have a very happy heart and home.
And besides, my immune system remains healthy and happy so that when flu season comes around, I stay well!
Photography/ “A Day In The Life” /Aug. 2020©AmyRose