3 Ways To Drive Yourself Fit In 2013
As 2012 became 2013, did you make any New Year's Resolutions?
Of course you did. Don't pretend you didn't, because you did.
And likely your resolutions involved such notions as quitting smoking or drinking; spending more time with friends and family or losing weight and getting fit.
How's it going? Did it prove too difficult? Don't worry. Lots of people give up. It doesn't make you any less of a good person, and you can always try again next year.
However, if you still feel the spark of resolve fighting for dear life, help is at hand. Your car!
A new (or newish) car is a great incentive to stop smoking. I mean, you wouldn't want to pollute that lovely new-car smell now, would you?
And as for spending more time with friends and family? Well, you have a car now! You can drive to see them. They can look expectantly out of their window; awaiting your grinning face behind a windscreen.
But seeing as you have to sit still for long periods of time if you want to get anywhere with your car, how could car ownership possibly help you in your 2013 health and fitness goals?
Let me explain.
Drive To Places Where You Can Exercise!
So you want to get fit and healthy? Friend, you need to move more. You need to walk, and run, and jog, and climb, and swim. You can use your car to drive to places where you can achieve all of the above! A gym, perhaps, or some unspoilt area of natural beauty where you can build up your pulse and break a sweat whilst traversing wide-open spaces and challenging gradients.
Push It! Push It Real Good!
But if driving to a place where exercise is possible doesn't satisfy your healthy urges, don't worry. You can maximise the effectiveness of your workout, cut down on your carbon footprint and make huge savings on fuel all in one fell swoop! All you have to do is get out and push for the entire journey. You will attract curious stares from onlookers and lawmakers, but all you have to do is smile, roll your eyes and mouth something to the effect of “engine kaput”.
No Better Motivation Than That Of Impending Death!
Is not your ever expanding waistline and chronic breathlessness motivation enough to embark upon a serious exercise routine? Then maybe it's time you took the Death Race 2000 approach to getting fit! All you have to do is ask a trusted friend (or, for superior results, an untrusted friend) to drive a few feet behind you as you jog. Instruct them to let the revs roar every time your pace appears to slacken. The idea – real or imagined – that you'll be crushed beneath the wheels of a pursuing vehicle should you relent on your punishing death-jog will motivate you like nothing else. Few things burn calories more effectively than terror sweat!
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