Monday to Friday, before I head to the studio, I try to get in a workout in the morning. I do a 40 minute yoga/stretch/calisthenics session, followed by a 5 mile outdoor run; rain, or shine (or snow, or negative temps, since I live in Anchorage). This takes about 90 minutes out of my workday, but I guess that is my personal choice, since I am in charge of my own time. I have tried working out after painting, but I just end up not doing it. So, if I have a ton of commissions, I work late instead.
I want to tell you about the yoga/calisthenics I do. For the last couple of years I have been increasing my pushup count, and last week I hit 500 per day! It is a huge milestone, as I started by doing 50 per day. I break them down into 3 sets of 100, 2 sets of 75, and 1 set of 50. Between sets, I rest by doing a couple of arm and leg exercises, and core exercises as well. After the pushups are done, I do some stretches to prevent hernias, and some to prevent sinus infections. I finish up with some basic yoga poses. I took a time-lapse video of the whole process today and condensed the 40 minute session into 20 seconds. It makes me look a little twitchy, but I am attaching it to the blog anyway. I am hoping this inspires you to get out and do some workouts!
Stay healthy and stay strong!