So it’s been about a month and a half since “The Plan”. How’s it going, you ask? It’s not.
I started off well enough. Planking, bridges, 100’s a few times a day through May 24. Then I just kind of stopped. No bonus fitness. At all. It took about a week to get any sort of moving around done.
There you have it. I have been moving around. Here’s some of the social fitness sites I belong on:
- Garmin Connect
Yeah.. I’d say I have a problem! anyway.. I HAVE been active, whether it’s yard work, walking, cycling, rollerskating, housework. :) It all counts!
I think my plan might be a bit ambitious. I’m modifying it a bit already. Planking, bridge, and hundreds will stay. Fitness app/misc. will be bonus.
Bike riding/elliptical/walking/running/roller skating will be modified to 30 minutes total. Walking will be two 15 minute chunks. Elliptical/stationary bike riding/skating will probably be 30 minutes in one chunk. Running & outside bike riding will be 30 minutes minimum.
Here we go!
I hope anyway. Here’s what I’ve got figured out. This I can do daily.
- Plank. full. I can’t do the elbow planks. Maybe later, out full planks on my hands. I will get over the 90 second hump.
- Bridge. Either as reps or as long as I can. Maybe both.
- Pilates Hundreds. Once a day.
- Bike riding/elliptical/walking/running/roller skating. One of them. I need to do one of them daily, 30 minutes minimum. Walking the kids to the bus stop doesn’t count. Once I start working outside the house, this might be adjusted.
- Fitness app/misc. I know that’s kind of generic, but it’s what I’ve got.
These are the fitness apps/Fitness misc I have, that I don’t really use right now.
- Ab workouts
- All-in Yoga
- Core MDWorkout
- Hot Body Yoga
- Stimulus (another yoga app)
- Workouts Lite
- Yoga by MDWorkout
- Yoga for Runners
- Yoga Trainer
- Yoga Pose Deck
- Pilates deck
I’m committing to one or two exercises daily. If I get REALLY motivated, I’ll do a real workout twice a week. A real workout will be 15 minutes or more. I’ve got plenty of DVD’s to use.
There. I’ve said it. Come May 1st, I’ll be ready and to go. I need to get in the habit to workout before getting ready for work. I’ll need to once I start working again.
… the tough get going, right? Well, not this girl. When the going gets tough, this girl quits.
I started the 90 day plank challenge. I made it through about day 14. That’s when planking increased to 90 seconds. I stopped. What I SHOULD have done, was stick with 90 seconds until I could go the whole 90 seconds. But I quit.
I’ve been training for a half marathon. I should have been done by now. I’ve gone through 9 weeks. I haven’t ran for 2 full weeks. I have no half on the schedule, so I’ve stopped. I’m hoping to run again on Wednesday, 5 miles, and hopefully for the 9 mile run on Friday. Ever since the halfway point, I am taking weeks to complete the week. For the most part, I seem to have quit, and so close to the goal too.
I need to make changes. I have no excuse to get up when hubby gets up for work. I’m lazy. There I admitted it. I hate leaving the cocoon of warmth. I’m lazy and would rather check Facebook than get up and exercise. I need to STOP!
My friend DTK created a spreadsheet and shared it with me. I need to modify it to fit my needs and USE it. We’ll be virtual workout buddies. When I get that worked out, I’ll share here. My plan. I’ll get it worked up and fresh start May 1st.
It seems that marathon training has kind of hit another snag. I just can’t get past the long Friday run. I know I can do it. It’s just the actual doing of it. I had planned on running 8 miles this morning. I just can’t get my butt in gear. I’ve done week 8, day 1 twice now. Once on the treadmill, once outside.
Today is a gorgeous day, but I’m not out running. Why, you might ask? I’ll be going on a tandem bike ride later. One of the running club members has a tandem bike. Every year, he gets a challenge. This year, it’s 100 total miles with 10 different people. So right now, I seem to be hanging up the running shoes for cycling. 15 miles already down, 85 more to go.
I’m finally over the week 7 hump. It only took me three weeks to finish it.
1st attempt: Monday, 1/27. Ran 4.5 miles on the treadmill
no running the next week.
2nd attempt: Monday 2/10. Ran 4.5 miles on the treadmill. Wed. 2/12 ran 4.5 miles on the treadmill. I planned on running 2/14, but just didn’t. In-laws were here, we were heading out of town for the weekend.
3rd attempt: Wed 2/19. I ran 4.5 miles OUTSIDE!! If I thought I could have, I’d have ran 7 miles. I didn’t, mostly because I hadn’t ran for a week. My feet were soaked from the slush, but it was otherwise good to finally run outside. Fri 2/21. I ran 7 miles OUTSIDE! I really debated this one. The sun was shining, but it was windy. 24-35 mph windy. I still did it. Some of the times while I was heading into the wind, I was actually walking when I should have been running. The wind was that gusty. I couldn’t run. I could barely walk.
Off I go to start week 8. Hopefully it won’t take 3 weeks. The sun is shining, but it’s pretty darn cold, so off on the treadmill I go.
In my half marathon training. I haven’t run for over a week. I suppose I can blame the weather or the kids being home. I’d be sort of right. The kids are doing a skating unit at school for 10 days, so I’m out there helping in the afternoon.
I was called in for a typing test for an at home typist position I applied for. Went in at 10, when I’d normally run. That afternoon I was at the school for skating. I got called back for an interview Friday morning at the same place. Same time. Back to the school that afternoon. I called for an oil change for my van Monday morning and got in at 10:00. Then back to the school Monday afternoon.
I know I could have ran on other days, but Monday, Wednesday, and Friday’s really work the best. But I haven’t been totally inactive. For the most part, I do roller skate with the classes. I’m not really sure how much, but enough, I suppose. Today, I even got in an arm/shoulder workout, thanks to helping with the shoveling. I get back on the mill Thursday for my W7D2 run. It’s supposed to be 4.5, but I may cut that back to just a 5K and run regularly on Friday, which calls for 7. That’s the plan and I’m sticking to it.