Goals, Rewards, and Life in the Way
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I need some advice folks:
I set a goal of keeping up an exercise regimen for 12 weeks. My reward for reaching this goal is a fancy Nikon camera I've been coveting.
Here's my program:
Sunday: Master Swim - 1.5 hours
Tuesday: Swim - 0.5 hours; Pilates - 1 hour
Wednesday: Master Swim - 1.5 hours
Thursday: Belly dance - 1-1.5 hours
I've been doing really well so far... but Sunday I was doing swimming and felt really nauseated, so I went home after only about a half hour rather than barf in the pool. Today, my pilates teacher is on vacation and I ran out of fibromyalgia drugs, so my pain level is a bit higher than I would like it. I missed my morning workout entirely.
Next week, I'm going to spend some time with my in-laws, so I'll miss Sunday, Tuesday and maybe Wednesday workouts. The week after that, I have to be up in Poplar (on the Fort Peck Reservation) so I'll miss Tuesday, Wednesday and maybe Thursday workouts.
So what do I do? Can I count these weeks because I did as much as I could before health, family and work obligations got in the way? Or do I not count them and push back my goal three weeks? I'll never salvedge the calories burned, because I won't be able to swim, but I might be able to fit some walks in here and there. What do you all think?