Monday, August 04, 2014
Last Tuesday, I reached my yearly fitness minutes goal. 15,600. Time for a new one!
Over 6,000 of those minutes were put in during June and July. The last 2 months of workouts have been a struggle. Getting up at 6AM five days a week, when I wanted to sleep in, in order to get in my meditation beforeÖ. heading to the Y to jump in lukewarm pool and flail through 300m (with a lot of stopping and starting) and then suffer through spin or body sculpting classes thrown in just for fun. 4-6 mile morning runs Louisiana humidity. Yoga 3 times per week with a strict teacher. My hips are tighter because of spin, so splits are harder, but that just means more yoga.
Every time I got on the bike, my mind kept asking, ďYou really think youíre going to keep this up for 7 weeks? 6 more weeks? 5 more weeks?Ē until it got tired. The truth is Iíve hated a lot of the workouts, but Iíve persevered because I had an end goal and date in mind. Lose last yearís teacher weight gain of 13 pounds by the start of the new school year. Just in case I found a job for the upcoming school year. It seems I have. And Iíve lost 11.6 pounds and 9 inches.