Holy Hannah. I’m a quarter of the way there. GO ME!!!
25 days of fitness. So what’s it been like? It’s been fun, it’s been challenging, and it’s been annoying. It’s been a saving grace and a last resort. There have been days I wanted anything but to exercise, and there have been days when I didn’t want to stop. Making it only 15 minutes, and not putting rules on what type of exercise it is, has helped. Some days, when I’m exhausted or hurting, I’ve done yoga or a short walk. Others, when I’ve been frustrated or had energy or just felt like sweating, I’ve worked harder, doing kettlebells or running. I’ve learned that I like yoga, but that I’m a far cry from flexible. That’s a must, so yoga is making more of a showing in my exercise regimen.
I’ve learned that kettlebells are a killer, fun workout. The first time I did it, I was sore for 3 days. I could barely move. It felt great. I’ve learned that walking and running are great when I’m feeling uninspired, or have energy to burn. I’ve learned that dancing can be a pretty good workout, and that it’s probably best no one sees my dance moves. I’ve learned that I take too many pictures of myself on the treadmill. I’ve learned that I can do anything for 15 minutes. That no matter how tired, how busy, how grumpy I am….15 minutes is doable. And there have been plenty of days when 15 minutes was enough. I’ve kept it up on a business trip, a camping trip, and while dealing with stomach issues. I’ve kept it up despite wanting to be lazy, despite those who didn’t think I’d stick with it.
Has the scale moved? That’s a negative, but that’s ok. I’ve been taking it fairly easy, focusing more on forming the habit than killing myself. I’m stepping it up for these next 25 days. Nothing crazy, but more sweat sessions and less walking. Don’t get me wrong, walking is great…but it’s not enough to see the kinds of results I want to see. Now that I feel like the habit is established, it’s time to get serious.
And another cool thing? A couple people I know have told me they’ve picked up this idea too. How awesome is that?!
Here’s to another 25 days!!!