I’m good at starting…over and over and over again. Ha! I tend to falter without a support network. I let “life” get in the way of health far too often.
This time, I’m going to start working on 90-day plans before I try to change anything. I tend to resist routine, but this may help me to be more consistent, start small, and then ramp things up as my body adjusts to the additional work load.
I never had to work out or watch my food intake before, and my metabolism-
thankfully-is still pretty killer. I have a plan for the first 90 days. Let’s do this! 3 months ago
We got a bike trailer! It’s perfect for our son and my husband is enthusiastic about biking (hurrah!). We’ve gone for two long bike rides this week and it’s been really fun being able to carry some refreshments and the baby.
Now I need a new bike—mine is very heavy and only has three gears. It’s hard! 12 months ago
I’m really making an effort to get more active. I’m trying to do things instead of going to the gym. I’m taking my lunch break (gasp!) and going for a walk. It’s been lovely and sunny out and since my lunch hour is pretty flexible—I’ve had some great chances to get out in the sun.
I’ve also started taking the dog for longer walks at night and in the morning. It’s really nice and fresh.
I think next I need to tackle the stairs and start defaulting to the stairs when I don’t have the baby—instead of the elevator. This is going to be a hard habit to break. When I was pregnant I was really scared of falling on the stairs or getting pushed when I took transit so I began taking the elevator a lot more. But now I have no excuse to take the stair so here I come! 15 months ago
It’s such a cliche to talk about exercising regularly in the new year. Nevertheless that’s what I’m going to do! I get a one hour lunch and I rarely take it. There is a gym near my work that I used to go to. It’s clean, safe, cheap, and comfortable. I think I’m going to start walking to the gym once or twice a week at lunch to start getting back in shape.
I may also connect with a trainer I used before I had my son and see if we can work together on Monday mornings (when my son is at daycare and I don’t work until afternoon). 16 months ago
I’m not sleeping and I feel like a big saggy blob. I don’t have the muscle or stamina I used to have. I have been struggling to find balance between being home with my son and doing things for myself and working. I want to be there for him, but also know I need to do things for myself. Like exercising.
Next year, I want to get pregnant again and I know one of the reasons my pregnancy was so, relatively, easy and the baby is still so healthy was that I was really fit. I was going to aquasize and the gym once a week until the week I delivered. 17 months ago
As a college student, it makes no sense to pay for a gym membership when I have use of the gym on campus. Additionally, I purchased a kettle bell recently and a friend taught me how to use it. So I’ve been doing exercises with it in my own living room, which I find much easier to work into my life. I also expect to see better results with it, especially with strengthening my core. My arms have already become stronger and more toned in three weeks than they have in four months at the gym. 18 months ago
... and Sunday, the first day of the year of Our Lord 2012, was a day of rest.
So there was no damn excercise! Yay! :) 2 years ago
I try to work out a minimum of 2 times a week at the gym 2 years ago