Challenges are overwhelming at times
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
In January, 2012, it was a huge challenge to walk from the parking lot though the door of the YMCA for my first Livestrong session. To say nothing of the treadmill and strength training which followed. I've come a long way since that day.
I've taken on 2 challenges for spark coach this week and I'm starting to feel overwhelmed. One I've done before: 10 minute challenge. And the other, some boot camp challenge. I did the January jumpstart challenge when I was in NC. This new one has you do 30 minutes of cardio daily and a Nicole bootcamp video.
This was strictly my choice but I'm feeling overwhelmed right now. I had set my personal fitness activities to include at least 2 miles of walking and 45 - 60 minutes in the pool, depending upon the temperature.
I felt I needed to do the challenges
1. The 10 minute daily to have that to fall back on if I lose motivation or steam. I can do the 10 minute sessions with my eyes closed, sitting in a chair if I need to.
2. The Boot Camp to teach me what I need to know to learn where I need to take my fitness.
I like the feeling that I can do so much more now when I'm not carrying around the 45 pounds. But I have no clue what needs to happen next for the next 45 pounds.
So my 2 miles and swimming will give me the needed cardio and then some. I guess I'm just worried about the Boot Camp videos. The name makes them sound way beyond my current fitness level.
But I've done the first day, and I modified the jumping jacks, and one other. I wonder if I'll EVER be able to do THAT one?
Well. We'll see. If I'm doing it to learn, I can't expect that I can already do it all.
Well, I have a speaker to go listen to at the Y: Why Eat Raw Food? and I plan to get in some cardio while there. Maybe some treadmill, and the pool before the kids get out of school.