Has it really been 10 weeks since I started this challenge? Wow.
What I did last week:
Thursday-10 minutes on the row machine…HOLY MOLY what a burn. 20 minutes on the elliptical.
Sunday-We took advantage of the beautiful weather and took the kids on a walk. The dogs have been needing more time outside so it was nice to finally be able to get out with the temps not freezing.
Tuesday-30 minutes on the elliptical.
Making it to 10 minutes on the rowing machine. I wanted to stop at 5.
My period has come back with a vengeance so I had to sit out from the exercise game due to being in pure agony.
Did I meet my goal from last week?
I tackled the rowing machine! I am not sure if it was like a beast, or if it was the beast. Either way, it was an intense 10 minutes. It has been a long time since I have been on a row machine, and apparently I forgot how it hits everything so I was a little shocked at first that I couldn’t do more than 10 minutes.
What is my goal for next week?
To work out at least 5 days. I have been struggling a little bit, so I need a little goal motivation. Plus I will be going on a road trip at the tail end of next week, so I need to make this week count!
I have seen some positive improvements, but the process is slow. I still struggle at times getting out the door or remembering to do at-home workouts. The thing about fitness, unless it is your job, you really have to decide to make it a priority every day. It is not a one time decision. If you want to see changes in the long run it has to be a habit that makes it into your every day in some way. I think that is hard for anyone to find that time, but also the balance that it won’t become a chore. I think that is why so many people struggle with fitness. It is so easy to push it out of your day. So easy. As a working mom, there are so many other things that I could be doing, but should I be? I mean really does my kitchen need to be clean?I need to remember to make a conscious effort to move a little more every day. It definitely takes a re-framing of your mind every day.
I’m enjoying the newly warm weather and have been talking walks outside. It’s much easier to motivate myself when I get fresh air and sunshine.
For sure! It was so great to get outside with the dogs all weekend!