This week was good. I got out about and moving much more. It was like a snowball effect, the more I got moving the more focused I felt about different parts of my life and the more exercise I wanted to do. I mentioned before that I was working on strength training here and there, but never super focused or with a specific program in mind. I’m happy to say this week that I did Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred 4 days last week, 2 of those days I also added in a 20 minute abs workout.
My brain was less fuzzy last week, even on the nights where I didn’t get as much sleep as I would have liked I still woke up feeling refreshed and motivated. I was able to focus better, whether it was writing this blog, playing with my kids or spending the few meager minutes my husband and I get with each other in between work and life! Instead of trying to multi-task and getting very little done, I felt as if I was accomplishing so much more in all areas of my life.
The clocks spring forward next week and I am elated! I’ve always known that I am not a big fan of winter and I think this winter (My first North American one since 2003) threatened to make me completely sedentary. I’m not where I hoped I’d be in terms of a regular workout, my physical fitness, etc. but I’m not far off and I know that with spring trying to show itself that will be extra motivation. The countdown is on til the More Half Marathon in April and I can’t wait.
Bookieboo has declared March pedometer month. I searched my house from top to bottom for my pedometer yesterday, but I just can’t find it. If you are looking for an easy way to push yourself while being able to see changes over time, why don’t you try this:
Wearing a pedometer is one of the easiest ways you can sneak in more activity and challenge yourself without it getting overwhelming. My advice is to put it next to something you use every morning so you remember to put it on. I’m encouraging everyone to get one and start counting those steps. If you have never used one before, put it on and do nothing out of the ordinary for the next two day. Just see how many steps you normally get. Then on the 3rd day, push yourself an extra 10%, etc. The next week push yourself another 10% and so on. The next thing you know, you will be at 10,000 steps a day which is equivalent of 5 miles.
I hope that you all have a great week.