Last week a friend invited me to workout at his gym and I was able to do my fastest mile ever! As I worked on the treadmill, I thought about my running/wogging/walking and I have made some decent progress since those first days of walking a mile and yes, I be working on my fitness.
When I really got serious about working out (Lawd, what stress motivates you to do!) I would have never thought that I would be making sure that I fit in a workout during my day, that I would look forward to it. There are still some days that I hit snooze and think, “Late” but I am excited for the challenge of seeing how far my body will go and what I will be doing next.
Can we take a minute to look at the time! My average runs for September are almost a full minute and a half less than my August runs. I am totes getting this tee shirt and wearing it to my race in November.
September Goals Check in
Work up to wogging a full mile without stopping. I decided to renew my membership and during my workout I ran a mile without stopping! I am resisting the urge to qualify this run because it was on the treadmill but dangit, I did it! A MILE! I teared up a bit when I finished; I can see myself as someone who is putting in the work and making things happen. I feel like I can do anything!
Workout five days a week, 40 minutes a day. This is still a work in progress. Some days the snooze button wins and then I’m all, “It’s too late to wog before work, I’ll go later” and then later comes and I’m all, “It’s too dark for the park (dude; it IS too dark out there)” and then I am reading a book watching Futurama reruns. I can say that I have been doing a consistent four days, three wogging days and either boot camp or a DVD. I thought rebooting Workout Boogie would help but I am not really making the time for it. This will be an add for October.
Adding weight training to my workout. I was doing some hand weights at home but that is just not enough anymore. I found a book (natch) to try and create a plan that will challenge me but won’t discourage me. A few friends have given me some advice so I will combine the two and see what works.
The book, The New Rules of Lifting for Life: An All-New Muscle-Building, Fat-Blasting Plan for Men and Women Who Want to Ace Their Midlife Exams have some exercises I know that I won’t be doing in the gym right now (cable pull through…no) but there are plenty of others which seem possible. Use my affiliate link to grab a copy for yourself!
Time Management. I decided to renew my gym membership (That sound you hear is the last pretense of me doing No Spend September). My rationale is that it’s getting darker earlier and the sun isn’t really shining until well after 6:45am. In order for me to at least pretend like I am getting to work on time, I needed to readjust my plans and expectations for the morning so gym it is. Also, I cannot lie; I do enjoy that my treadmill runs are not quite so laborious. I was able to jog at a decent pace and didn’t have the headaches that usually plague me for days after my workout.
The plan is to go after the part-time gig and at least once during the week. I will still hit up boot camp until it gets too cold to lie on a yoga mat in the park.
Wog TWO Miles without stopping. I feel this may a bit ambitious but I am up for the challenge. I want to be able to run a 5K, 3.1 miles, non-stop in under 39 minutes by December. Baby steps.
Workout Boogie EVERY Friday. This is admittedly self serving; I do want to make sure I keep this feature on the blog and I want to make sure the DVDs at work circulate. This week look for a review of Tracy Anderson Method: Mat Workout. I borrowed this from work but you can use my affiliate link to get your own copy.
Get The Bee and Mom in on the working out. They don’t have to go on long wogs with me but I would like to share a bit of this new thing in my life with them. My mom used to be the weight room queen and The Bee does run track so they are not starting at zero.
Nutrition. Yes. I used a general statement because I am not sure where to start. I have the fitness part down, now to get the food part straight. October will be revisiting my soup love and trying to recreate healthier versions at home.
Your turn, talk to me about YOUR October fitness goals!
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