So with the new job things have been a little hectic for the first week settling into a new schedule, but nonetheless, I’m feeling fairly good about stuff because I didn’t let myself completely fall off the wagon despite that, and the beginnings of a cold.
I hadn’t done much at all for about a week as of this past Thursday, but that day, I did manage to go for about an hour-and-fifteen-minute-long fast walk, not quite on purpose, but thanks to some less than clear directions (funny story…). That night, despite feeling pretty run-down and almost sick, I still managed to get in a good minimum of stuff at the gym. Today, I squeezed out the last few drops of sunshine from the late afternoon / evening and did a run/power-walk—nothing too crazy, but some hard exertion and fresh air nonetheless. Tomorrow, I already have plans to do a 10AM spinning class. Woohoo!
Hopefully as things settle down just a little this week, I’ll find more opportunities to keep it up despite the whole partner-guilt thing…. (ick, still working through that) 2 years ago
Today (Nov 4):
Super hardcore spinning class with M. at 9:30 this AM. I was pretty effin’ proud of myself for getting there, considering I’d had all of about 3 hrs sleep at most, plus a migraine. Was a bit of a ragdoll from exhaustion til about ten minutes ago, and will have no trouble getting to sleep at a reasonable hour tonight.
Yesterday (Nov 3):
Didn’t get back from volunteering in time for the running club, but I still managed to go directly to the gym before going home (had my stuff with me), did 20 minutes medium-level cardio plus weights and abs after that.
Tuesday (Nov 3):
Afternoon. Stationary bike for 30 min and a few weights.
I really seem to hate doing abs and always do the very bare minimum, if that, while I’m doing my circuit at the gym. I think part of it is that I can’t see myself doing planks and get self conscious that I’m doing it incorrectly, ie, that my butt is too low or too high… sigh. 2 years ago
rested yesterday. MUST do something today. 2 years ago
Today I did a brief but intense bit of sationary cycling, then some weights and core strengthening.
Yesterday, I went for a run. —but forgot to stretch properly!! Bad!
Wednesday, I hopped on a treadmill that I didn’t realize had very low maximum speed and instead did moderate-speed jogging at a maximum inclination to make it a hill- workout instead. Followed by a little bit of strength / weights.
Still working on having a snack and good beverage handy for right after my gym time. Maybe I should start keeping trail mix & gatorade in my small locker there. 2 years ago
This can include:
- Strenghthening / weights
- Making sure I have the appropriate cold-weather running gear
- Changing up my runs to include intervals, hills, sprints, and long runs.
- ALWAYS stretching after my workouts
- always eating after my workouts
- Resting or biking, NOT running whenever I start to feel anything in my knee(s). 2 years ago