Workout Schedule 1.6.13
It may have been a teensy bit ambitious to swim for a full 30 minutes my first time out in…oh…forever. My chest is sore today!
I really have no idea about how to swim “properly” as far as for exercise and fitness. I know nothing about distances or what is a good speed for a beginner. I didn’t pay much attention yesterday to how far I went, I just had a goal to swim for 30 minutes.
I think I swam 25 yards in about 30 seconds, which is not fast at all. But I did it roughly 60 times, which would equal approximately 1500 yards. After doing some research today I have come to find out 1500 yards is a pretty significant distance to swim. Oops! Who knew?
I guess there are two things for me to take away from this: one, I have more endurance than I realize and two, sometimes being in the dark is a good thing.
Next time I hit the pool I will be paying more attention to distance rather than overall time, and I found some swim “workouts” that I may incorporate as time goes on.
After I got home from the gym yesterday I did something I have NEVER done before.
I took the time to actually put on my calendar the dates and times of the group exercise classes (yoga/pilates) that I would be interested in taking at the gym. Now I have this on my phone, tablet and laptop, so no excuses about not knowing when they are!
I also took some time today to write out a tentative training plan, something else I have NEVER done before.
This is now hanging on my wall, I have recorded my weight for the start of the year on it and I will make notes each time I workout as to what the workout actually entailed and put a colorful sticker on each day my workout gets completed for a little extra motivation.
Now, I don’t expect to follow this to a T, especially since I didn’t actually go for a run today, but it gives me a guideline to follow. Kind of like my meal plan, if things get moved around a bit, I am cool with it, but it is one less thing to have to THINK about.
All in all I’m feeling pretty good about my healthy plan for the next week. I have meals planned, I joined a gym, and I have a workout schedule to guide me.
Do you plan your workouts or can you wing it and still get them done?
Ha! Hi Mar… I have never planned my workouts like this before, either. We'll see how it goes! Maybe taking the thinking out of it will help.
Anonymous would be Mar, hit the wrong key lol
I loosely planned my workouts before, but with my schedule filling up more this year I actually need to plan which days and times I'll be going. 🙂 SO not a planner, so it's a bit of a learning curve for me… 🙂