Monday, February 11, 2013
I have been racking my brain trying to figure out why I was able to do so well fitness wise this time last year. I admit we had a very mild winter last year, but it's not the temperature (well, not just the temperature) that has kept me indoors and on couch potatoe mode. I have tons of equipment and videos of all types to get my sweat on.
It just hit me as I left a comment on someone's blog. I was not working this time last year. It's very hard to want to be up and active when it's pitch black outside, for me any way. I was laid off in Jan 2012 and was out of work till mid March. So I spent 2-2.5 months playing video games and working part time and had lots of daylight and 70 degree weather to get out and active. I even started running then. By March the days were longer and even though I was working and getting home at the same time as now, I had gotten used to the activity and craved it and it was still light out. It wasn't everyday, but it happened a lot. I also made a time slot for the exercise and stuck to it.
I am getting back to that. I have been waking up before my alarms again. Like 5:40ish, the daylight alarm starts up at 5:45 am. It's been happening for a week or so. Not everyday, but enough to where I noticed. It happened again this morning. But instead of rolling over and going back to sleep, I got up and did the 15 min. Bum Bum rapido work out and ~30 push ups. Now, I am so outta shape again. I had to pause the video a couple of times and once had to sit down so I didn't barf. It's humbling how quickly things go downhill.
I am going to try and do the elliptical this afternoon. We'll see. My jeans have gotten a little snug and I need to get back into it.