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Saturday 5k, Sunday Playlist, And Other Thoughts on Planning

Friday, January 28, 2011

While shuffling through my music on the treadmill today, I decided to commit to making a new exercise playlist for the coming week every Sunday. I also determined that Sunday will be my "off" day--no work, class or exercise--so that my mind and body can recover. I think it will be a great day for planning the music and the menu for the upcoming week to help me stay on track. Sunday will be my day to relax and primp to ensure I still look good (despite potential school-induced exhaustion!) and feel refreshed.

With classes starting tomorrow, I want to set myself up with a regimented routine of exercise and study. I plan on embarking on the Couch to 5K program (as best as I can at first) and walking/jogging for 5K on the treadmill every Saturday (which currently takes me about an hour). I still hope to participate in a 5K event in May, so I've got a long way to go to be physically ready for that.

I very badly want to build a morning exercise habit, but for the life of me I've not had the willpower yet. With my eyes firmly on the prize of making myself a better person all around, I'm aiming to exercise in the mornings, too (after settling in to the new semester), so that I will have a combo of 30 Day Shred or Yoga Booty Ballet and my walking/jogging in the evenings and on Saturday.

I KNOW my diet is a weak point, but I'm already mentally planning a feasible game plan for eating more healthfully. On the bright side, I'm about to get MUCH too busy for mindless eating -- with solid plans in place, I hope to completely avoid using fast food or other junk to fill my tummy on the go.

Virtual Walk Update
Miles in this update: 1.15
Miles total: 58.40
Miles to Montreal: 385
Miles to Go: 326.6
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