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Accountability Blog... ehhh Maybe.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I'm trying to decide if daily accountability blogs are for me.

I see them a lot, and it's obviously beneficial to some. It could be a good way for me to track my progress, look back and find things that have worked previously, and vent about frustrations. I don't want it to become a chore though. Let's give it a try...

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W1D2: ST- Whole Body Split

I was SUPPOSED to go to the gym after dinner last night. However, my lack of sleep from the night before caught up with me. I also gave myself a stomach ache eating Trader Joes Cocoa Dusted Truffles. So I skipped and promised myself to go this morning.

I woke at 4:10 without an alarm, and instantly started negotiating with myself to rearrange my schedule and sleep in. But then the quote "The only workouts you regret are the ones you didn't do" kept running through my head. I didn't do the workout last night, and I definitely regretted it. That pushed me to finally get up, dress out, and get out into the cold wet pre-dawn morning.

Completed my first day of my Whole Body Split program, which I got from the library book I checked out. Basically all major muscle groups get worked each time you train, and I should be doing ST 3x/week. I'll be testing this program out for 3 weeks to see how I like it.

My initial reactions are that these Whole Body workouts are loooong. I started feeling a little rushed for time once the clock struck 5:30, so I attempted to cut my rests a little short. But of course, I fatigued by like the 8th rep. Lesson learned: rest is important if you want to keep form!

Since I went ahead and got it out of the way, I've got the night off from exercise. It always seems so tragic to get out of my warm bed and face the cold, but in reality it only a hurts for a little while. One minute into my warmup, I was wide AWAKE and happy to be at the gym. Now I've got the whole day to feel fantastic. Maybe morning workouts are the way to go?? emoticon emoticon emoticon
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LOLATURTLE 11/28/2012 1:24PM

    I don't normally do daily blogs but I'm thinking about doing it for December. I have a challenge I'd like to do. emoticon

I discovered what you've discovered about morning workouts sometime last year - except for me, if I don't work out in the morning I don't work out at all!

UGH I know I need to ST but I find it SO BORING. Trying to remember form and constantly feeling like I'm not doing it right, and trying to count reps and sets ahhhhh I HATE IT. I need a trainer to think for me. haha. That will be my gift to myself at some point, maybe in another 20 pounds or so.

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FEB_SHOWERS16 11/27/2012 3:05PM

    Great job!!!
I like accountability blogging but I don't do it if it feels like a chore. I only commit to staying accountable for small amounts of time because I'm know that if I commit to too much then I will overwhelm myself.
So just take it one day at a time and this will be a great Holiday season for staying fit!

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BIGPAWSUP 11/27/2012 10:00AM

    Sounds like a good morning! Congrats on getting your workout done and learning a bit about yourself in the process.

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MJRVIC2000 11/27/2012 9:12AM

    I don't know what youn are looking for, but if it is a spirituaL LIFT, THAN READ MY DAILY BLOGS, "FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH". God Bless YOU! Vic.

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TONYVAND1 11/27/2012 9:11AM

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