The "E" Word
Monday, October 21, 2013
I struggle with the E word. That dirty, sweaty little word that no one really wants to do.
That's right, exercise.
Lately, my Fitbit has been a real motivator for me. I upped my goal to 7500 steps, from 6000. I try to reach my goal every day. I know it should probably be 10,000 steps, but I decided it would motivate me more to reach my goal and work up to the standard. And so far, it has been working.
Last night, I was going to go down to the treadmill, and I got distracted for a bit. Well, 9 o'clock rolled around and I went down to the treadmill anyway to get my steps in. I also have been listening to Zombies, Run! while I exercise, and it actually makes the treadmill more interesting. Last night, I was having visions of walking a 5K in my head. I have been practicing speed walking principals. I have been sweating!
I am still working towards reaching my goals on yoga nights. We walk the dogs around, and make sure they get their exercise in too. After becoming apartment dogs a few months ago, it is easy for them to get cabin fever. Plus, tired dogs don't make trouble in the house. Getting up and walking the halls a couple of times also helps.
I think one of the biggest motivators for me is my boyfriend. He tells me he is happy I am doing this for myself. It takes away some of those guilt feelings I have when I leave him and the dogs and go do my own thing for a while. I enjoy when we work out together, but sometimes I really do like the time alone and find out what is happening next in the Zombie Apocalypse.
Zombies, Run! www.zombiesrunga