It’s hard to believe that three weeks have gone by for my fitness goals. Next week my FIT classes at the gym start back up and I will readjust my fitness schedule again. I have to say I am pretty impressed with my fitness progress. It’s not so much the level of fitness I have as much as my commitment to be active.
January 1-8, 2018
Monday – A Happy New Year and rest day for me!
Tuesday – 30 minutes on the treadmill. I didn’t really push myself in the beginning – I was just trying to get some cardio in!
I did 20 push-ups today!
Thursday – 30 burpees for the challenge! I hate burpees. I really, really do!!
Friday – probably my most productive day! It took about an hour and a half and I burned over 800 calories!
- 2 min. Rowing
- 22 mountain climbers
- 30 medicine ball slams
- 36 single arm plank rows – 25 lbs
- 40 deadbug presses – I still felt these two days later!
- 42 straight leg sit ups
- 40 burpees (still hate these!!)
- 36 box squat jumps
- 30 single leg RDL – 25 lbs
- 22 push ups
- 12 – 1 min sprints at 10:00/mile
And, then I finished with my 90 second plank for the challenge!
Saturday – I did 30 push ups for the challenge and I took a rest day!
Sunday – 3 miles on the treadmill at 14:75.
I am finally making drinking water a habit! It is easier on days I exercise because you just naturally drink more! I have noticed when my water intake increases so does my fitness progress.
And, don’t forget to stretch!
I try not beat myself up when I take a day off. Some days I feel like I have nothing in me. I just keep telling myself that is okay. I will have good days and bad days. Some days I will excel and other days I will struggle. The important part is to keep trying.
One of the benefits of working on my own is I have put more emphasis on cardio throughout the week. My weight has started to go down where I was at a plateau for a few months. Changing my workouts allows me to try new things, see what I like what I don’t like and modify from there.
The problem I am having is figuring out this cardio thing! Do I go slow for long periods to build endurance or push myself faster? I’m new to running and still trying to just be able to run a mile. I need help!! And would love suggestions!