Switching it Up
Monday, December 19, 2011
I haven't been using my food tracker but I've been staying good with what and how much I eat. But I did give many an excuse (which is no excuse) to myself not exercise. Over the last week or two I've spent way to much time on the computer - doing nothing productive, watching tv - doing nothing productive. And the scale shows it. Even though I'm eat good, without exercise I just maintain. Not good enough! I have a long way to go before June.
So, I really need to make what ever exercising I do count on that day. I have some motivational sayings and pictures on my computer, just have to get coloured ink so I can print them out.
But today I discovered a way to get in a full 60 minutes and not feel like my legs will never hold me up again. I started last week with the Prevention's Walk Off Weight program ( link at the bottom of this blog), today after doing the walk intervals - I'm starting over again as I didn't complete week 1 do to my excuse nonsense, I did C25K w1d1 to see how I would feel right afterwards. It felt great! My legs didn't burn like they were starting to during week 2 of that program. Best part being today - my walk speed is down from 15 to 14, my run speed is down from 15 to 13!! I was able to run faster and longer at the faster speed where before my calves were burning to bad and I would have to slow down or even walk. I'm sweaty and tired but feeling good and energized at the same time. I have to work tonight, will be tracking my steps tonight to see just how many I do in a shift on this floor, I know it's more than the one I started on. Otherwise I feel like I could push myself and do some Turbo Jam or kettlebells. But I don't want to suffer through tonight by overdoing it now so I will wait and see how I feel tomorrow.
No more excuses.
No more mediocre half tries.
It's only 30 minutes for the walking program and 30 minutes for the running program. There's my hour in I wanted to do daily. And in my days off if I add in 20 minutes of kettlebells or 45 or even just 20 minutes of Turbo Jam I know I will reach my monthly goals. I just need to find that motivation and stop being afraid of finding me. If things/people in my life have to change or leave on this journey then so be it. This "new" me has lot of the old me (pre-children) and I have missed her!