October Challenge Recap!
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Well hello there, Friends! October has been wild. Nonetheless, I was basically able to stick with my challenge plan. Here were some set backs:
My aching left hip, knee, shin, and foot. So, not as much jump rope as I'd planned.
Inability to find archived episodes of the kickboxing program on the newly re-designed liveexercise.com. So I subbed with some other shows.
My broken computer = decreased ability to find interesting new exercises, less blogging, and no videos.
I started my new job (which is overall a really big YAY! but the change in routine needed a little adjustment time).
Though I didn't jump rope too much I did make up some fun routines involving double unders and criss crosses. :)
I can now run two miles straight! This is huge! Progress was made before it gets too cold for this asthmatic wheezer!
I realized I do enjoy straight strength training. Whowouldathunk.
Having a "wildcard" day is really helpful in not getting too bored.
And most importantly, I'm more of a "big picture" person. I experimented a little with not tracking exercise and food and now I know it's okay to do that. Ate a little too much today? Fine. Had an extra rest day? No worries. Don't feel like doing Yoga today? Running sounds more fun anyway.
So while I doubt I'll do any sort of challenge with a schedule like that again, it was a learning experience. :)