What I did last week:
Thursday-45 minute walk with the dogs.
Tuesday-30 minutes on the treadmill.
There really wasn’t anything that stood out as impressive. But I held things together, so I guess there is that.
I seem to have one good week followed by one bad week. Last week was obviously a bad week…Although Saturday and Sunday I fell into bed feeling like I worked out from the holidays. Does that count? As my husband says, workouts always get put to the back burner when push comes to shove. That was definitely the case with traveling to KC and to my in-laws all weekend.
Did I meet my goal from last week?
So my goal was to walk at least 10,000 steps each day. This only happened one day. Most days I was at least 2,000 steps away. The one day that I got over it was because I had to park in a different parking lot far away from my office because the one right outside my building was full. Plus it was the day that I ran, so that definitely helped. I really need to pick up my activity levels at work. No wonder my back hurts all the time.
What is my goal for next week?
Ok seriously, I am going to work on this 10,000 step thing. So I am going to commit to parking farther away every day. I also have an alarm set on my phone to remind me to get up every so often. In my head I think I could wake up early to walk the dogs every morning, but I know that isn’t realistic. Maybe the only time for me to work out some days is to get up earlier, but to be honest sleep is not something I want to sacrifice at this point. That would be a detriment to my health in other ways. Anyway, I am going to try again to walk a little more each day.
I got some new running pants, and I LOVE them. I have hesitated getting “other than black” pants for a long time because many I have tried on make me feel gross or they become see through once you put them on. I am a firm believer in wearing underwear but also that other people don’t need to see that. Also I am one of those people that is pretty anal about my tops matching my bottoms, even when working out. So having colored pants is sometimes difficult for me. I don’t want a pair that I can only wear with one shirt because running pants are always pricey. Then I saw these, and I have many t-shirts that would fit. They needed to be mine. Now I want all the patterns! Having new workout gear always motivates me to work out more.
Do you feel more motivated after getting some new wear? Do you know of a place that has cheap running leggings?
I’m a black pants wearer, too. I just haven’t found a colorful pair I like that don’t cost $100 yet.
Ive found a few pairs of pants at the TJ Maxx here that are fun and under $20!
I will have to check out TJ Maxx!
Right? It just seems absurd to spend that much!
I love those pants! I have a lot of black but I also have a lot of funky. I do feel that the more fun I look the more fun the workout is.
I have a lot of funky shorts but not so much in the pants division. They do get you jazzed up!
I totally thought, “park farther away on purpose!” but then I kept reading and saw that you already came to that conclusion. I also like your idea of setting an alarm to remind yourself to walk. Smart!
I had to laugh when you said you always match your workout clothes because I always mismatch! I just loving pairing an obnoxious shirt with bright shorts. When else can I get away with that?!
You do have a good point that there is not really other times to get away with obnoxious pairings. Maybe I will try embracing this more!