Harder to get outside as days get colder and grayer, even light drizzle. Wool socks now and coat with hood. Only the Snail-Mail song gets me through each snail-paced 4-minute aerobic jog portion.
Reading newest book — LIFESPAN: WHY WE AGE AND WHY WE DON’T HAVE TO — and find it stating at end of its first section called The Past, that science and Blue Zones show clearly that Intermittent Fasting and High-Intensity Interval Training are found to work for healthier longer lifespan. Says the author incorporates into his life, also.
Will try to encourage more people to do. Snail-Mail song essential in getting me to stick with aerobics three times a week, so luckily, my sister asked me to post link with song again, as by now a year has past.
Sister is the one most important for me to encourage towards aerobics — as I expect someday when old ladies we’ll be living together and taking care of each other (and driving each other crazy with writings to review) — so I’m very happy to re-post the YouTube link so others can learn song’s tune and can recognize when hearing 3rd verse, starting at 1:55, that this is the only piece of it I actually sing (see my word changes below), slowly, stretching that 30-second piece to a minute, over and over. Try it. See if it helps with discipline.
My commitment is that once timer set and song started, my legs MUST go in the round jog motion until timer goes off — no matter how slow, it must be a jog motion, as that is what by body rebels against. Usually 4 complete renditions of the specified verse fills the 4 minutes.
If I reach my target area before timer goes off, which happens more often lately, I’m very pleased with myself and start on it a 5th time. Since I jog a gentle up and down area, gradually going higher, I make my goal to finish each 4-minute portion at crest of a small hill.
When timer sounds, I hit reset (twice on my timer) to restart it and walk 4-minutes until it goes off again (hit twice to restart) then start jogging and repeat until all 8 portions are completed. Therefore, total with walk sections is 32 minutes. Why so hard mentally!
RULES about the jog interval and song:
—Timer set for 4-minutes
(Mine clips onto visor, was 99c at WalMart)
—Song sung very slowly, just keep going.
—I repeat that 3rd verse (4 stanzas) over and over until timer beeps.
—As long as singing, my legs MUST be moving in tiny jog motion.
HERE ARE WORDS (with my adaptations)
—I’m carrying a Letter,
a most important Letter,
a Letter that was Written by God.
(If difficult day, I may use this as first stanza:
—I’m carrying a Problem,
a very heavy Problem,
a Problem I am giving to God.
Sing that only once, must trust you’ve given problem away!)
—I’m traveling so fast,
I’m sure that you’re aghast
or at the very least you are agog.
(Laugh at self and pick up pace!)
—I’m the snail in the mail,
I will get there without fail,
leaving a trail in the dust.
—Delivering an envelope,
as fast as any antelope,
onward & upward I thrust.
As I’ve said to my sister, I’m literally “running for my life”, trying to keep away from cancers and dementia as aging. Only time will tell if successful.