This summer I was posting my workouts everyday on my personal Facebook page as a status update. Then came late summer, early fall, and I have (ahem) slacked off on my workouts. It is time to incorporate them back into my routine. I will be posting my workouts again and invite/encourage any of my friends who are interested in support/accountability to do the same, or comment on my posts (here or on Facebook).
My goal for this week is to simply DO something, anything for at least 20 minutes, 5 days of the week. If I do more, that is excellent!
Next week the goal will be to increase the amount of time to 40+ minutes.
And then the goal will be to increase the number of days to 6.
An increase in intensity will be built in over the next couple of weeks.
Don’t forget: I have a half marathon to train for! June will be here sooner than I think and I already paid for my entry fee. I cannot sit around thinking that I will somehow miraculously be ready when the time comes. I know that there is a LOT of effort and training involved in running a race.
I am not an someone who is in love with exercising. I enjoy the benefits, but getting my butt off the couch to do it is NOT easy for me. I do not enjoy exercising for the sake of exercising. I also am not that great at setting up a weekly plan of workouts. I tend to wait until the day of and see how I feel that day, and what I want to do, plus how much time I have to devote to it.
I think this week I will put a tenative “idea” plan into place to help keep me on track.
Monday: 25 minute Sharon Mann mixed cardio workout.
Tuesday: 25 minute Sharon Mann mixed weights/cardio workout.
Wednesday: FIRM Cardio Party and Shortcut to Flat Abs
Thursday: FIRM weight/cardio workout
Friday: Sharon Mann carido and a yoga/pilates workout
Saturday: Walk outside (or hike) at least 30 minutes.
Sunday: No scheduled exercise.
Okay, so this is just an idea or example. If I am really sore I may move my “rest” day to Wednesday, or switch to yoga/pilates that day. You get the idea. This is just a guideline.
In any event, I need to get off of the computer, go get my workout done, eat breakfast, do some homework and then take care of a few errands. The weather is icky here today, but we had a gorgeous weekend, so I can’t complain.
Are you working out today? Trying to get back into a routine? Post your workout in the comments or on the Facebook page! We can help motivate each other.
Way to go Priya! Isn't it amazing how quickly our bodies start to feel better? I always forget. I will keep posting my workouts. It helps keep me accountable.
Good to see this Corrie. Yes am working out too… 5-6 days a week. Been doing this for the past 6 weeks now. Feels good and see a difference 🙂