Friday, December 16, 2011
I am really enjoying the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge I am participating in on Facebook. It has been a lot of fun. I have found that I can hold a full plank for over 2 minutes (wonder how long I could hold one on my elbows - my wrist I injured as a teenager has been giving me fits lately!) and that I DO have time for *some* exercise everyday, even if it's not the full hour I feel like I *have* to do. I am bad about having that all or nothing attitude about exercise. I think it's my biggest stumbling block lately to running. I think, 'Well, I haven't run in a month and a half so I wouldn't make it two miles, so I won't go at all' or 'I'd have to walk some, and I'm not about to go for a run and have to *walk*!' So I sit on my rump and twiddle my thumbs. Anyway, I am up to day 5 on the challenge, and so far, the exercises have been: 1 plank for as long as you can hold, 2 sets of 10 inverted rows (although I have been doing 3 sets, because my arms are so weak!), 3 sets of 15 squats, and 4 sets of 12 pikes on a stability ball (the last set, I don't stop at 12; I go to failure). Each day, you tack on a new exercise, so the length of the workouts are growing. Thankfully, I am done with the college course I teach on Tuesday and Thursday nights, so I have a little more time on my hands. I think starting P90X2 while I'm on break might be wise so I can get into the habit of it before my chaotic work schedule starts back up. I am so afraid I am not going to have the stamina to keep up with the program and work 3 jobs. But I plan on making my two rest days the long days that I'll be at the college until 9 p.m. teaching. I'm just going to have to make it work. I am so going to be ready for the Warrior Dash in April!
Hope everyone is rockin' out their December, too. You won't see me having a pity party on here because I ate too much pie and gained weight. I am going to enjoy these holiday parties coming up (I've already been to one and have 4 more to go, not counting my own Christmas dinner at my house!!!) and keep on kicking tail with the workouts and drinking my Shakeology in the meantime :oD