Life can be such a roller coaster. Right when I think I’ve got my schedule and routine under control, life gets crazy and I get behind and can’t catch up. Last week was one of those weeks where I had too many things to do and not enough time to get it all done. What suffered? My workouts. Is that always the first thing to go for you, too?
I only got two workouts in last week. It’s been a long time since that happened. Why, oh why, did it have to happen during the Move More Challenge?! Gah! This is life, my friends. It’s busy, messy, and crazy, and sometimes, everything doesn’t fit together perfectly.
The good news is that even though I didn’t get as many workouts in, I was aware of my activity and my steps were still decent. I didn’t hit 10,000 every single day, but I was pretty close on the two days I didn’t. I love having a Garmin watch to track my steps. It really helps keep me aware of how much I’m moving (or lack of movement).
We had friends come into town this weekend and my high school girlfriend had a fitness calendar with her. She schedules all of her workouts and keeps track of them from year to year. I may not be at that point, but it was inspiring! If you want to ensure you’re going to get X number of workouts in, put them in your schedule! Look at your week, and plan exactly where you will fit them in. I’ve done that a little in the past, and it really does help. Time to get back on that train.
Here’s a look at my fitness last week:
55 minute Metabolic Fitness Class at the Y
ran 3 miles — trying to run faster: 1 mile @9:00/mile pace|| 1 mile @ 7:30/mile pace || 1 mile @ 10:00/mile pace
didn’t wear my Garmin watch
I hope that by focusing on moving more, this challenge has helped you to move forward in your fitness levels. Did you start a new habit? My off days are much more active than they were, so I feel like my mission was accomplished. I will keep it up in the coming months and I hope you do, too!
Are you ready to hear about the next challenge? May is the Use Less Plastic Challenge! Stay tuned for more details and LOTS of ideas to help you get dangerous plastics out of your home and life.
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