Week 1 out of 52: done.
A year doesn’t look so ridiculous when you count down by week.
What I did last week:
Saturday-Ran for 30 minutes on treadmill [My legs are still sore from this. I don’t even remember the last time I ran like that. It was a good run but awful at the same time.]
Sunday-45 minutes of yoga
Monday-30 minutes of cardio on the Wii [I have a video game-Fit Coach-that you can personalize your workout. It keeps up with your progress too. It doesn’t have the best weight/strength training, but it has really decent cardio and yoga. I don’t think I have had the same workout twice in the 5 years I have used it.]
Tuesday-30 minutes of yoga
I am impressed with myself for actually getting up at 4:45 this week to make a workout happen. I am also impressed that I ran as much as I did for that 30 minutes considering it has been close to a year since I have gone on a good run.
Getting up at 4:45am. I DO NOT wake up quickly. I know I am not a morning workout person, but it really seems like the only time I am able to get some time in besides the weekend. I know my workouts aren’t the best when I work out this early because I usually am still waking up when I am driving to work. It is all a process for me and one where I prefer not to be carrying weights or doing jumping jacks. I was cranky pants every morning.
Did I meet my goal from last week?
Since my goal was to workout at least 3 times, I would say I hit that one out of the park.
What is my goal for next week?
I want to figure out a better schedule. I know it takes time to get used to new things, but I have tried soooo many times to make morning workouts work. THEY NEVER WORK. For me at least. Half the time, I use the plank/cobra/anything-that-is-remotely-close-to-lying position as an excuse to lay my head on the floor and fall back asleep…So since I am being self-aware, I need to find a way to make working out after work do. Tom and I are figuring out a new schedule so that both of us can get what we need and not have to wake up before 5.
It is hard to make this [working out] a priority with schedules of today. Work and family take precedence, and there is little or no time to exercise. Tom and I talked the other night that if both of us worked out for an hour in the evenings (assuming it is not at the same time since one of us needs to be with George), we would not see each other until 7, but really closer to 8 if you include travel time, which is when we are gearing up to put little one down for the night. I think this is why often it seems like a chore to people. I need to remember to make it fun. Hence why having it at 4:45 am is not a good idea for me. That is not fun.
Or getting out of my sweet sweet bed.
Do you do early morning workouts? How do you get motivated to get to a workout?
GREAT job on the workouts! It is difficult, even when single, as I am not a morning person either, and I have health issues to battle, but then after work I am commonly tired, or have other plans!!! My sister, Amy has to do in the mornings, as they like to eat dinner as a family, and that is really important to them, so as you said, trying to figure it all out is hard, but your realistic goals of 3-4 times a week are FANTASTIC and I hope you and Tom can figure out your schedules soon!!! Keep up the GREAT work (outs) 🙂
It is so hard to figure a schedule out! We are trying a new one out today to see if it works better for us.
You’re so great for working out in the mornings….I have a hard enough time waking up at 4:45 not to mention exercising then! I hope you and Tom can figure out schedules that work amazing for you both. Keep it up, friend!!
Haha yea that lasted 2 days…We are attempting a better plan tonight so hopefully I don’t see before 5 am for a while now.
Yay for meeting your goal this week! That’s awesome!! 🙂
One week at a time!
Woot! Your goal was 3 workouts and you got in 3 workouts. I agree that figuring out how to make time for working out plus work plus family time plus general sanity is tough. (I say that and I don’t even have a kid!) I think it just takes time. It’s even harder in the winter with these short days. I hope you find your rhythm.
You are so right about the winter. I feel like the day is over by the time I get home! We are figuring out the kinks to our schedule, but we are getting there.