Thursday, December 27, 2012
Day 10 is now in the bag, but I learned something today. Since I started the streak I have always done my exercise first thing in the morning. I would get up, get my exercise out of the way and move on. It was always such a relief knowing that I honored my commitment.
Today was different. I got up and started doing stuff. I gathered laundry, emptied the dishwasher, puttered around doing things. It was then time to run errands... I missed my opportunity to exercise in the morning. All day long it was a heavy weight on my shoulders. It was a constant preoccupation. Had it not been for the streak I would have said the heck with it but I couldn't do that. Finally after dinner I did 50 minutes of Zumba Rush. Streak intact. Worry over. Lesson learned.
Exercise should happen first thing in the morning... at least in my case. But really, as long as you're getting the exercise it doesn't matter when you do it. The important thing is to just do it!
I am also keenly aware of something else. I started the exercise streak on December 18th. It was the second day of my Christmas vacation. I have not done any of this during the course of my normal routine. I don't go back to work until January 3rd. I am curious how daily exercise will affect my normal routine. Well, it just has to get done. Period. Full stop.
Getting my minimum of 8 glasses of water each day is a breeze since I exercise. I can usually down 32 oz during and after my workout.
With 4 days left in the year I am starting to think about the year ahead. I hope the best of 2012 is the worst of 2013 for everyone. I don't particularly like resolutions, but setting SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely) is important. I have been giving some thought to my SMART goals. I will share these in due course.
How about you? Do you have SMART goals you want to achieve in 2013? I would love to hear about them.
By the numbers since 11/6/12:
Exercise Streak - 10 Days
Tracking and within calorie limits - 51 days
Water consumption of 64 oz - 37 days
Here's to our good health!