Rowing Machine in Fitness and Nutrition

  • March 17, 2023, 2:22 p.m.
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I’ve had my sites set on a rowing machine for several months now. I’ve been reluctant to get one because they’re a little pricey, and I don’t want to spend money on something if it’s just going to sit there collecting dust. I wanted to prove to myself that I can be committed to my fitness journey first.

Well, after months of unreliable weather, I decided to flip the script on myself and just buy the damn thing. I’m sick of getting too little physical activity because it’s raining outside. No more!

My new rowing machine is arriving on Monday. I just got an inexpensive one with good reviews. I plan to place it in my office pointing out the balcony window so I can look out at our mountain view while I row.

I’ve decided that, after Andrew leaves to take our girls to daycare each morning, I will do a 20 minute power walk around the neighborhood, and then come in and row for 20 minutes. I also want to try to start doing a 1-minute plank between each client session, a second 20 minute power walk with my girls in the evenings, and squats while I brush my teeth each morning and each night.

Lastly, I wanted to mention that I took an extra step and wrote down exactly which vegetable I will eat on which day for lunch, and which fruit I will eat each day for a snack. This is because, when I just had the vegetables prepped and sitting in my fridge, they were still the last food I wanted to eat and it was becoming too easy to skip them all together. I’ve started to eat spinach and bell peppers each morning in my breakfast scramble, but my hope is to get at least two servings of vegetables and one serving of fruit each day.

Monday: broccoli and apple
Tuesday: cauliflower and blueberries
Wednesday: carrots and apple
Thursday: cauliflower and blueberries
Friday: broccoli and apple

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