What do you do to stay in shape? Do you study your languages while working out? Do you integrate language into working out in other ways? Does language studying get in the way of your fitness? Or vice-versa?
I used to work out regularly for 12 years. I used to train for 3-5 times a week, depending on my time schedule, overtime etc. I also used to walk (never in the gym) around 10 km/day on average, 6 times per week, regardless of the rain, snow, typhoon, earthquakes etc. I was in shape for all my entire life, especially during the past 12 years, until I suffered an accident.
This is a special message for Iceberg. Perhaps, it should have been sent to his personal mail, I'm not sure about that but here I am.
This early morning, as I was reading your post and taking my breakfast, I need to recognise that my mind was back to a terrible accident I suffered in the past July 7th whereas I was travelling around The Alps by motorbike. Fortunately, Im alive. But I spent the whole summer in a wheelchair, 2 months with crutches and one more month with one only crutch, not taking into account the hundreds of hours spent in rehabilitation at hospital.
The rehab has been very painful and it has been taken long hours every day during three months. Now, I’m already working but I still need to keep going with my daily basis exercise in the evening for at least one and a half hour or so. Currently, I am able to walk so slowly and I am also able to go up stairs but I am still trying to learn to go down stairs, so that you can imagine the hard work that is still lying ahead.
The improvements happen but not day by day, sometimes nor even week by week but if I look one or two months back I can see that incredible advances have been done indeed. So, all I can say to you is Go for It, and never give up of working hard.
Fitness anyone?? Of course, before the accident my main hobby was doing sport, running, cycling in the mountain, doing ski in winter, these kind of things. However, for me, doing sport and train languages is not compatible at all. It is impossible for me to focus in understanding a podcast in english if I am running or cycling.
I found out these last months that learning english was a good way to take advantage of the free time I had owing the accident. I spent a lot of hours listening news and podcast in english and studying the C1 study book. It really relaxed me at made me spent easier the long days.
Nowadays I am completely into following studying languages, and of course, I hope to take up my favourite hobby, doing exercise. as soon it would be possible.