Two days left to go …

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Posted by Carma | Posted in Exercise | Posted on 30-05-2010 | See all posts

Weight: 226.5

Today we should be able to get the last of the stuff out of the old apartment and start cleaning. I’ve already cleaned one of the bedrooms and closed it off yesterday.

Despite all the stuff I’ve let go through the years, I still have a lot of stuff. My 5’x5′ storage is about 2/3 full (to the ceiling) and we’re a bit crammed in this 1BR apartment. But it is all good because I will soon be leaving for Los Angeles and following my dreams.

And, of course, all the lugging and heaving and packing and cleaning is giving me a good muscle toning workout. It feels good.

On that note, I’ve been thinking for the past few weeks about taking up some form of martial art not only for exercise but to help me with focus (I have ADD). Maybe it was all those Starman and Japanese monster movies I watched growing up, but I’ve always been fascinated with martial arts. When done by a pro, it is beauty in motion.

However, I’m not sure which one I should choose. I can’t do anything that will be too hard on my back and I can’t do anything too slow because I’m just too impatient. 🙂

I talked with one martial arts expert whom I interviewed for a book I’m writing on public speaking and he suggested I look into Aikido, Chinese Kung Fu or Tai Chi. Aikido looks fun, but I could get hurt if someone throws me to the floor, which I know will happen a lot! Chinese Kung Fu is beautiful to watch but I’m afraid that the total lack of grace I’ve demonstrated when doing my kickboxing workout would make that a laughable adventure. And Tai Chi looks way too slow.

What do you think? Maybe I should give them a go anyway. Do you have any suggestions?

Here are some videos of the three forms I found on YouTube:

Aikido
Chinese Kung Fu
Tai Chi
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