Day 66: The Real ME and Something New

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I admit it. I was tired when I came home yesterday. I should have stayed in my classroom to complete the rooms decor, but I wanted to go home. So I did.

I had to start on dinner because I did not clean the crockpot from the day before and then went in to my daughter's room. I asked her if she was ready to go. Reluctantly, she said yes. However, she came to me and asked if we could only do one workout instead of the two. After reflection, I asked her if she wanted to try something new on the disc. Her first question was, "How long is it?"

I have to admit. That was my first thought also. What we were scheduled to do was 52 minutes long. What she wanted to do was 30 minutes long. I wanted something in the middle.

So, we turned on the dvd and discovered it was a 40 minute workout. She was bummed, but I was happy. My goal is to exercise at least 40 minutes a day.

So, we embarked on Cardio Groove. It was NOT easy. We had to pick up on the steps quickly and add to each step and remember the previous ones. I'm getting a little old for that. It took me some time to keep remembering and building. But I was pleased that I did not give up.

I think life is a lot like our exercise plans. Sometimes we just don't want to do what is planned whether it is because of boredom or tiredness. But sometimes it is okay to change it up a bit to get the same or better results.

I am a creature of habit, but I now realize that going outside my comfort zone can be a good thing and adds exciting variety to my life. I believe I will go into my school year with this same attitude. My students will not know what to expect each day and will be challenged and excited!
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    That was a great compromise. At the start of your new time schedule, it might be a good idea to mix up your daily sessions by slipping in a yoga or pilates routine. Perhaps even a shorter cardio session followed by a long stretching session.you will still get your 40 minutes, but maybe you won,t feel so fatigued. As your DD,s strength and fitness improves, which can take six weeks, you can increase the cardio part of your session.
    I am a regular exerciser but pay careful attention to staying motivated and enjoying my exercise, because I want exercise to be a sustainable habit that I enjoy.

    Enjoyment is the key for me.
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