Saturday, October 31, 2009

week 3 - check in

This wasn't my best week as far as exercise goes. On the three days that I actually did exercise, I owned it, if I do say so. Owned it for me anyway, considering I've only been exercising for about five weeks again.

Saturday - 3 miles
Sunday - 0 miles
Monday - 0 miles
Tuesday - 0 miles
Wednesday - 3 miles
Thursday - 0 miles
Friday - 3 miles

Total for the week (Saturday-Friday) is 9 miles.

I'm hoping this week to be more consistent in my work outs and stop letting myself off the hook with excuses like "it's raining" or "work exhausted me." It's not that they might not be true, but I also know I can't just keep exercise for days that meet some perfect standard.

Along with this challenge, I'm doing a Biggest Loser challenge through Weight Watchers to push for exercise and total weight loss for the month.


This week was a long one and I was feeling more than a little melancholy. No real reason for it, but it was hard to really push through it. I'm hoping this week to at least exercise four days and I think it's time to start working out before work again, as that way I can't come up with excuses as the day wears on to get out of it.

Friday, October 23, 2009

week 2 - check in

That plan to step it up a notch this week? Didn't quite work out as well as I hoped. I'd like to put it all on the craziness that was the week - I've had a different doctor appointment every day, which I've been using my lunch hour for and class on tuesday night. Usually, I like to get in a walk on my lunch break in addition to whatever other exercise I need to do, but this week, no time for that.

Saturday - 3 miles
Sunday - 0 miles
Monday - 1 mile
Tuesday - 1 mile
Wednesday - 0 miles
Thursday - 3 miles
Friday - 2 miles

Total for the week (Saturday-Friday) is 10 miles. Wow, I did better than last week! Who knew?

I have to say that this challenge is really helping me with sticking with my routine. Sundays are still hard days for me to get moving as I really enjoy lazy Sundays, especially when the weather is cold and rainy.


In other news, I've been thinking about things I could use this journal for. I'm reading Be by AC Ping and it's enlightening on some levels. I've also been meditating lately and it all leads me to this path on things I want to do with my life, figuring out my purpose, messing up along the way, but not hating myself for it...none of the above am I very good at it.

Friday, October 16, 2009

week 1 check in

So this week hasn't been my best as far as exercise.  Wednesday and Thursday were losses due to a cold and bad weather, and I didn't exercise on Saturday, but I did get four workouts in this week anyway.

Sunday - 3 miles
Monday - 1 mile
Tuesday - 2 miles
Wednesday/Thursday - 0
Friday - 3 miles

Total for the week (Saturday-Friday) is 9 miles.

Not too bad, but I'm going to have to step it up, I think.  Just need to pull out some warmer clothing and get a pair of new headphones (as mine are on their last legs).


In other news, weekend is upon us and my only plans are to light a fire and read a lot.  Maybe watch some movies.  It's the perfect sort of thing for this kind of weather.

Monday, October 12, 2009

I'm undertaking a challenge

I've been trying to figure out what to use this blog for, aside from just a way to follow/comment on a bunch of blogs. I admit it, I'm a livejournal girl. It's easy-peasy and a real blog would require real thought.

But I went ahead and signed up for:

I've been working out for about two weeks and I figure this could provide the motivation I need to stick with it, especially as it starts to get cold and I try to come up with various excuses for why I shouldn't go walking.

Anyway, it's a start for something to use this for, I guess. I have a lot of ideas buzzing about in my head - it's a scary place - but I'm never sure how to articulate in an interesting matter.