Sometimes you get a mental wake-up call and it gives you a bit of motivational kick. Tonight I participated in a study some of my classmates are doing on back health and ergonomics in dentistry. As part of the study, I did a fitness test. It included the sit and reach test, a test of back extension endurance, measurement of waist circumference (I did not look – I don’t really want to know), and curl-ups (i.e., sort of situps).
I was actually disappointed in how I did on the curl-ups test, because I really thought my abs were stronger than they apparently are. Yes, I’ve had 2 kids and the same number of C-sections, but I’ve been working out pretty consistently for a couple of years now and I could only do 6 lousy curl-ups! I can do more regular sit-ups than that!
Anyway, if you’ve been reading, you know I’ve sort of slacked off in my workouts lately, due in large part to illness the past couple of weeks, and, before that, my crazy school schedule. I think tonight was the perfect boost I needed to get back to fitting in my workouts. I’m finally feeling almost normal (I’d say I’m back to about 75%) and now that the days are longer, I am starting to feel a little more energetic.
While I have signed up for 2 bootcamp sessions per week starting next week, I want to get back to it right away while the humiliation of not being able to do curl-ups is fresh in my mind. As such, here’s my plan:
Wednesday – 15 min cardio (running – treadmill or outside, if it’s not too cold), upper body workout
Saturday – running (hopefully outside!), 300 workout
Sunday – 15-30 min cardio (stationary bike), core
The weather here is still crap, but it’s warming up slightly, with a projected high tomorrow of -9 C (16 F), so maybe I’ll be able to get outside rather than being cooped up in my depressing unfinished basement. *Crossing my fingers*
Have you ever had a “wake-up call” that motivated you to make a change?