As I was falling asleep last night, feeling guilty for eating WAY too much chocolate cake, I decided it was time to get back to regular workouts, starting…now. So, today was Day 1 of 28. That’s right. I’m planning 28 straight days of being active.
My general plan is to add some strength training in 4 days a week and cardio every day. Some of that cardio will likely be more accurately described as “active rest,” because the body does need recovery time, but I tend to think the human body was meant to move every day, so some walking or easy biking after harder days will be fine, I’m sure.
Do I think it will be challenging to fit in activity everyday? Probably, but this likely relates more to the lack of motivation I’ve been feeling lately rather than a time-crunch thing. Don’t get me wrong – my days are pretty full, but 20 minutes here and there is definitely doable, even on my busy days. (Although seriously, last year 20 minutes was a stretch a lot of the time, and sleeping an extra 15 minutes often trumped showering.)
What am I hoping to accomplish in these 28 days?
1. A re-establishment of my fitness habit
3. More energy!
4. Increased strength and flexibility
5. An improvement with my IT band injury
Tonight, I rode the stationary bike for 20 minutes, using an iTrain workout, and I did one set of my 300 workout. Usually the 300 workout involves 2 sets through, but not today. And that’s okay. I’m just really happy I did what I set out to do today.
Tomorrow: 20 minutes of walking, 10 minutes of core