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Looking forward to exercise again? Can this be?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

If you read my most recent blog prior to this one, you know I've been working on one goal: getting more active. I've been using a calendar to track my workouts and to understand what interferes when I don't work out. Plus, I started with doable goals--January 30mins/30 days--February 35 mins/35 days. I keep saying to myself...."you can do 35 mins! It is just 35 mins! You can do 35 mins!"

I started in January for the new year and as I admitted in my other blog post, I was a huge couch potato and only successful with my goal in January 48% of the days.

But on Saturday it was weird, I had this huge break-through....I think anyway!

I spent most of the day scurrying around town doing food shopping for the week, errands, getting the car washed etc. When I got home, I couldn't WAIT to get into my basement and do some bike riding on my recumbent bike! I actually saw it as a haven from the busy day I had had. Also, I really started to work it. I started in January taking it easy. 3.0 mph on the treadmill; 16 mph on the bike.

But this weekend I did some intervals. Treadmill started 3.0, then to 3.3 and at 5 mins and every 5 min interval after that I did 2 mins at 3.8 mph and then fell back to 3.3 mph for the other 3 mins of the 5 min interval. When I did my bike on Sunday, I did the same thing....alternated 2 mins 21 mph with 3 mins 16 mph

I really felt great! It took awhile. A month and a half for for something to click in. Now I'm encouraged.

I think that when we say we are going to lose weight we set too many goals at one time. Most of the goals around fitness require changing bad habits! And changing bad habits takes mucho time. So we want to change it overnight and get discouraged and quit.

Don't! Keep at it. It is working for me!
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