Monday, July 08, 2013
I need to get more focused on my exercise routine. Right now the only exercise I routinely do is walking. Yes, sometimes I get in 8 miles a day, but lets be honest. It's not enough. I'm not pleased with how jiggly my arms have become so it's time to get back to a more well rounded exercise routine.
So it's time to re-visit some old friends.
I'm talking about the hard bodies on the Supreme 90 Day dvd set.
It's going to take me longer than 90 days to get through it because I'm also getting back to my yoga (I've been so lax on going and it irks me that I pay for a membership and I'm wasting money) and my evening schedule will change a bit once I start back to my painting class (Wednesday evenings). But the plan is to just follow the workouts (and rest days) around my yoga (M,Th) and painting (W).
So it'll probably take me until the new year to get back through S90D again. But it gives me something to focus on without having to really PLAN anything. I need "simple" right now because I'm so good at finding any and all excuses to do the bare minimum when it comes to exercise.
It also makes it easier to take it one day at a time, too. Today, do x,y, and z. Don't worry about tomorrow or a week from now. Just look at today. Kick today's butt and then we'll move on to the next butt and the next one.
SO, today's butt is:
Exercise: full walking commute (8 miles total, 120 exercise minutes) AND yoga (60 minutes)
Food: no extras during the work day (eat only what I bring), stay in ranges
So far, so good. As of this writing I have 60 exercise minutes under my belt (one walk) and have only consumed 760 calories (of a max 1753 for the day). The work day is almost over so the urge to have food extras is over (not enough time to get any at this point!) and I'll get another 60 minutes of exercise walking home. Plenty of calories left for the evening (so I can have a real meal, not just some sad little thing that pisses me off) and only ONE exercise left.
AND, the car is already parked on the street so I don't have the excuse of "I don't want to deal with the effed up garage door" to skip going to yoga. (I told you, I'm an expert at excuses).
OH, and I'm also harnessing some of my competitive streak for motivation. My co-irker has been yapping about this and that exercise thing she's going to do and I'll be galldarned if I'm going to let her "get skinnier" than me (in quotes because neither of us is in real danger of ever getting "too skinny"). She just irks me so much with how much she has to yap to any and everyone about her weight watchers points and such, so I want to just quietly compete with her so (in my own mind) I can give her a good "IN YOUR FACE". Get it done quietly and efficiently while she's whining and annoying everyone about it all the time.
Yeah, it's kind of effed up, that kind of thinking, but I need a bit of Eff You power right now.