Thursday, October 29, 2009
Well I woke up on time, however, I somehow decided I wanted to continue with my sleep (yeah, don't know what my issue is lately), after an additional 18 minutes, I decided that I had to go to the gym because I highlighted the dates in my planner (Yeah, I use a paper planner
b/c I'm not all the way with the times) and that I couldn't simply erase or white that out... And I switched my workout days and stuff on here as well, so ACCOUNTABILITY kicked in and I went to the gym. Not for the full 45 or 60 minutes that I was going, but for about 35 minutes I worked out. That's way better than what I have been doing (NOTHING) and to be honest, I enjoyed the first 20 minutes. I was done after that though, wanted nothing to do with it, but kept on going, because I wasn't giving in before the treadmill timer! So I burned 375 calories (which pales in comparison to my previous work) but its something and that's all that counts. Now to continue this and get back into my habit of exercise. First, it's like stage fright has kicked in, because I don't want to be around others... severely self conscious (I guess because I talked myself into going everyday for a while and then backed off) I don't know where that issue has stemmed from, but it's annoying. Also, I've been in a horrid mood lately and the girl on the treadmill was flailing around, fast walking to a slow jogging, to stumbling and waving her arms around which lasted for over 10 minutes and it was quite distracting (I wanted to help her for fear she was going to fall off the moving belt)... I don't know really. It was odd this morning. I just tracked my numbers and cleaned my machine and left. I want to start going on a regular basis and increase my running time. I ran for 2 minutes straight (and remember, I couldn't run one at the beginning) and then did a fast walk of 4.5-4.7 the remainder of the time with incline, so I feel that it was a worthwhile workout, I just didn't feel that I pushed myself enough. I want to be able to run for 30 minutes straight! That's what I'm going to work up to this month (for November). Another concrete item to add to my list of wants...
I hope everyone has a great weekend and does well on their first day of November on their goals! And we have to fall back this weekend
, start to be even darker earlier... that'll really do lots for my motivation
, but I'll continue to try.