Thursday, January 31, 2013
Since I joined SparkPeople in November, I haven't had much of a program. It started out that I would go to my aerobics class (required to graduate), do the elliptical on Saturday, and do 10-minute videos every other day, resting on Sunday. Then class ended, I was home for two weeks, and I stopped with my routine.
When I got back to school, I started my Rookie 5k training that I've been blogging about. I do that 3 times a week, on a schedule. I don't have a plan for the other days of the week, other than Sunday is a rest day. That often results in Tuesday also being a rest day, and me trying to remember or find the energy to pick and do a SP video.
The next few months will be different. I've drawn up a detailed workout schedule for February and March, with some of it spilling into April. I've picked a reward for myself for the end of February (buy some yoga DVDs) and March (buy some free weights and the new SP Bootcamp DVD). But I only get these rewards if I not only follow my program, but also stick to my budget (if I have more than $70 left over, I get a $20 reward).
So, February will consist of continuing my 5k training by walking and running 3 times a week. 6 days a week, I will be working on my abs and arms with sit-ups, push-ups, and planks, gradually increasing the amount over the month. As this will not add up to 10 minutes, on my cross training days, I will also be doing a yoga, pilates, or cardio video from SparkPeople (except for this Tuesday, when I get to go to karate!). Sundays, my normal rest day, I am going to take a leisurely 30 minute walk. This will be beneficial for me in so many ways, as I'm usually cooped up in my room doing homework all Sunday except for church and meals.
I have a calendar. I have a goal. I have a reward. Here we go February!