Thursday, December 27, 2012
I had all these goals for the year, and I was doing really well for most of the year. I achieved a lot of goals in 2012! I earned my black belt, I walked the 60 mile Susan G. Komen walk, I got RAD certified! It was great because everything I wanted to do had to do with fitness. I logged a lot of fitness minutes, including walking 524 miles in training before the 60 mile walk.
After the walk, I decided to give myself a week to just rest and recover. I spent a lot of time on the couch icing my knee, which swelled and had a lot of pain after the walk. It was nice to have that time to just relax and not exert energy. I guess I got a little too comfortable though because a week turned into another week and another week. The only exercise I got was the nights I went to karate, and that was only 1 or 2 nights a week. Before the walk, I was doing cardio and walking and karate every day!
I let things slide for 2 months, and I'm really feeling pretty bad. It's amazing how 2 months of not doing much other than the normal housework can make such an impact. I feel like I've lost all the muscle tone I had and I'm not happy with how I look at all.
How am I going to change this? In January, my husband and I are going to start TapOut XT together. I'm going to plan on at least 10 minutes of exercise a day everyday in 2013. I'm going to pick up my guitar and play it again. I'm going to be more active! I feel better when I am active and I let the last 2 months get away without much activity at all. I won't let that happen again!!!