healthy habit (challenge blog)
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Our challenge this week for the Winter into Spring 5% Challenge is blogging. The Challenge promotes 7 healthy habits, not all of which I can remember at the moment (wish I hadn't deleted that email). This week's challenge is to blog about one of the healthy habits and answer a series of questions.
Saturday - What new habit do you wish to develop?
I am working on my exercise habit. For years I did a great job of regularly exercising, then we moved and I changed jobs, which took me out of my regular gym and regular workout routine. Within the past few months, I got back in the habit and was working out 5-7 times per week on the elliptical for 30-60 minutes each time. I completed the January Jumpstart challenge by doing strength training for 28 straight days. Then on January 30, I ruptured a disk in my neck and haven't been able to work out since.
Sunday - How will you do that?
Tomorrow I am having surgery to remove the ruptured disk. Although I have to wear a brace for 4-6 weeks, my surgeon thinks recovery will be quick and I should be able to start walking for fitness after a few days. My plan is to walk as much as I can every day and gradually build up. After the brace comes off, I plan to continue walking and add back the elliptical. I also plan to start doing yoga with my mom, who will be moving in with us permanently (yay!) At 71, she's very flexible and good at yoga, so it will be challenging to keep up with her.
I may not actually be able to start acting on my healthy habit this week, but I can certainly develop a solid plan for it.