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Exorcising and Exercising - A Workout Plan

Monday, April 22, 2013

I'm going to try something new here, and post my workout plans each week. Hopefully this will help keep me accountable, and will be another exercise for me in being kind to myself if I don't follow the plan exactly. In the past, I've hesitated to even make plans because of fear of setting myself up for failure, but as part of this journey, I'm trying to work on that. That goal setting hesitation has carried over to other parts of my life than just my weight, and I'm pretty sure it's one of the emotional baggage issues I need to process through.

Here are the things I hope this will help me accomplish:
1. Planning ahead to make sure I get my workouts in each week.
2. Accountability by reporting back on how I do each week.
3. Learning that it's really ok not to be perfect, so long as I try.

Without further ado, this week's workout plan:

Sunday: Cardio - Treadmill 40 min Strength - Crunches Circuit Other - None
Monday: Cardio - Treadmill 40 min Strength - Crunches Circuit, Arms Other - Yoga 10 min
Tuesday: Cardio/Strength - Ballet Class 60 min
Wednesday: Cardio - Treadmill 40 min Strength - Crunches Circuit, Arms Other - None
Thursday: Cardio - Treadmill 40 min Strength/Other - Ballet Class 60 min
Friday: Cardio - Treadmill 40 min Strength - None Other - Yoga 20 min
Saturday: None

I'm still working out the nutrition for exercise thing when it comes to eating low carb, but my last few workouts - including the one last night - went pretty well. I did notice last night that things seemed slightly harder, but I was still able to jog a little. Regardless, I refuse to give up the fitness gains and exercise habits I've worked hard to establish!

I'm also working on a goal of being able to jog an entire mile without injury and without it being a massive struggle by the end of 9 weeks. At that point, I'll begin building up towards jogging a 5K, since I walk a 5K without struggle right now. Several friends and I have about 4 different races we're wanting to do together between the end of August and the end of October, so my goal is to be able to run all of those!

So here we go... I'm going to put this out there into Spark world, and if I fail to do it all, so be it. It's time to exorcise those fear-of-failure demons and try.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JENNIK2 4/23/2013 4:46PM

    That's a great idea. Everyone says that when you make a food plan for the week it helps so much. Then making an exercise plan should be just as helpful! I am going to try this!

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MRSGEIGER 4/23/2013 12:24PM

    Good for you making your plan and goals. It really will keep you accountable. I am glad you resolved not to be too hard on yourself as well. It is important to know when you trip up that it was one mess up, and though it may put you back a little, it is much better to press on with a little hiccup than to stop all together because you "failed" for a day. Way to go!

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ALANNAHMAE 4/23/2013 9:49AM

    I know you can do!! And you will do awesome!!

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LIVINGDEAD_GIRL 4/22/2013 10:55PM

    Sounds you got a great plan there. Keep at it even if you miss a day. I have had my own problems to keep at exercising but we can do anything we really put our minds too. Good luck with everything.

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WOUBBIE 4/22/2013 10:30PM

    You'll bounce back soon, and probably have more endurance than before. If you're interested there's a book on performance and low carb by Phinney and Volek.

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EVERGREEN0587 4/22/2013 9:09PM

    I have the same problems! I hate making plans because it's too rigid but without them it's kinda a free for all. lol

Posting your workout schedule is a good idea. Let me know it if works!

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FEISTYLIZARD 4/22/2013 3:31PM

    Good idea! Keep the faith! None of us are perfect, but you have every chance at success if you're determined. Good luck.

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ANGELAK85 4/22/2013 3:10PM

    I always make my workout plan ahead of time. I write out a whole months plan lol. Only because I do not want to find myself doing the same workouts over and over. I have been doing really good at keeping up with what I write down :) You wont fail!

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