I DID IT!
60 consecutive days of working out. This means time to check this baby off as done! So exciting. :)
The unconventional things I discovered about working out every day:
- It’s not exactly earth friendly. More showers and a ton more laundry. Save water? Right. I’m expecting our water bill to go up because of my new “healthy” habit.
- Good hair day? What good hair day?! If I was more vain/not lazy, I would wash, blow dry and then iron my hair every day, but I’m not! These days my hair is up in a pony tail most of the time, which sets a nice crimp. Sweet.
- I have the best farmer’s tan EVER. ‘Nuff said.
- I’ll be funding Coppertone’s Christmas party. Never in my life have I ever run out of sunblock until now…
- The mind is one sneaky SOB. Duct taping my mind’s mouth was tough, but once I shoved it into the backseat, I realized that was half the battle. I cannot believe how convincing it is.
- My body and I are BFFs. After quieting my mind, it was pretty easy to get to know my body. The body is an amazing functioning machine! Working out every day means I learning how different foods – and when i eat them – affects my performance. For example, I don’t each much carbs to begin with (it puts me to sleep and I quit coffee!), but I found out that eating one serving of whole-grain pasta with marinara sauce before I go running contributes a lot to my stamina. It’s great to actually be able to use carbs exactly what it’s for instead of pleasure.
- My life revolves around workouts. I realized this when I started hunting down Marriott Hotels (they have fitness centers) to stay in for our Europe trip at the end of this year. Because exercise is such a priority, I’m pretty stubborn as to what I will/won’t do based on my workout time. (It’s borderline OCD!) I’m lucky to have a fiance who supports me in this, but I can’t imagine what it would be like if I had s super active social life.
- Add another item to Expenses. Sunblock, water, outfits, sneakers, hat, detergent etc. Don’t let this deter you though. Working out everyday helped me understand this as more of an investment, as in health. After all, If we buy clothes for work, why not to work out too?
- Dopamine rocks! Runner’s high is the BEST ever. I’d bottle that sh!t up if I could.
- Every day I workout means it’s a great day. 60 straight days of dedicated exercise times equates to 60 straight days of euphoria. What better reason – aside from health – is there to work out? Get up and go!
I’m not sure how long I’ll continue this, but that’s just me staying in the present. It’s so much easier when I break things up into “todays” and put off tomorrow until tomorrow, you know? I’ll blog about this less frequently but probably still regularly, like once a week or every two weeks for major changes in my workout plan or when I make major progress. It’s pretty fun keeping track of consecutive days!
Today I completed my 59th straight day of working out, which means tomorrow I get to celebrate my big 60!
Working out every day helped me lose ten pounds and a gained bucketload of confidence. I have no idea how much longer I’m going to keep this up, but instead of looking at forever (intimidating!), I’m just going to focus on one day at a time.
I’m also on SparksPeople now, which is a great motivator to help me workout everyday. (Tell them kittyroxx referred you if you sign up!)
Ok guys, until tomorrow!
OMG I can’t believe I worked out every day of my vacation!!! It wasn’t the easiest but I did it and I have to thank my fiance for being so supportive. I’m sure it wasn’t easy to sit in the hotel room hungry and waiting for me to get back. :)
I have 5 more workouts (including today) before I can truly declare this goal “done”. It’s so hard to get myself to workout these days, but I just need remember to take it one day at a time. Don’t think about tomorrow, just think about completing today’s workout.
Day 49: 6 mile walk and run (incl C25K Week 3 twice)
Week total: 18.0 miles
Aug. total: 161.7
Day 50: 6 mile walk (14:30/mi)
Week total: 24.0 miles
Aug. total: 167.7 miles
It came to me in the shower today (as many of my major epiphanies!) as to when I will finally consider this goal completed.
60 is the key word/number, as in DAY 60. Two months of working out every day (not to mention 9 pounds lost woohoo!) is killer. If I manage to use the hotel’s fitness facilities this weekend (who the hell works out on their vacation???) AND still workout regularly next week, then I will be confident in considering myself an official daily exerciser.
Wish me luck!!
6 mile walk
Week total: 12.0 miles
Aug Total: 155.7 miles
Day 46: 6 mile walk and run (incl C25K Week 2 twice)
Week total: 48.8 miles
Aug total: 143.7 miles
Day 47: 6 mile walk (14.40/mi(
Week total: 6.0 miles
Aug total: 149.7
6 mile walk, completed (14:50/mi) + 3.45 mile walk with dog, completed (15:00/mi) = 9.45 mile workout for the day
Week total: 42.8 miles
Aug Total: 137.7 miles
6 mile run and walk, completed.
Week total: 33.3 miles
Aug total: 128.2 miles
I was motivated to go work out (big improvement) but I was 120% miserable (and then some) when I started this week’s C25K (not an improvement and definitely not good). My mind worked like a rabid squirrel as it seemed like I was doing nothing but running uphill and walking downhill. Doing it the second time around, however, was much better, as the roads stopped being hilly. That’s when I slapped a silly smile on my face as to say “Look at me! I’m running and I’m HAPPY about it! I don’t even mind the sweat rolling down my face! I’m having sooo much fun!”
After reading many fitness blogs I realize that thoughts like “Why am I doing this again??” are quite common and actually normal. So I’m not to worried about it. I’ll just have to become BFFs with my misery is all.
6 mile solo walk, completed.
Then, I walked the neighbor’s dog for an additional 3.45 miles.
Total: 9.45 miles. OMG. I’m exhausted. I think I over did it but I was concentrating on burning of the two servings of mac n cheese from earlier.
(Damn you RealAge.)
I’m not sure if I can squeeze in Curves if I continue to walk the dog as an addition to my workout. I want to work out every day but not every minute of the day.
6 mile run and walk, completed.
I felt like a beached whale today (no more salt, please!), so this helped a lot.