Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Day Two: Move-My-Body Challenge

I've got a couple minutes to post before heading out the door to get the little one at day care.

WooHoo for me for day number two of the Move-My-Body Goal! Today was approximately 40 minutes of "strength training," which translates to some varying exercises in my living room while watching the show, Brothers and Sisters, on DVR. I did sit-ups, push-ups, squats, and other fun things with some 5 pound weights (hey, at least it's a start). Actually, I followed the routine from the Abs Diet for Women book.

How did I feel beforehand: Honestly, I was dragging my feet and kept putting it off. Instead of doing it at 8:30 a.m. after dropping Lindsay off at day care liked I had planned, I didn't start it until 12:30 p.m. after doing some work and having some client calls. But I got it done never-the-less and that's what matters.

How did I feel during: Using my muscles felt good and it was nice to have the distraction of the TV; it helped the time fly by.

How did I feel afterwards: Great! I could feel the workout in my muscles and felt proud of myself for not giving in to the procrastination completely.

An aside: It really does help to be taking this day-by-day. When I find myself beginning to wonder how long I'll keep it up, or what I'll do two days from now or what will happen if I get bored of some type of exercise, I've found it helpful to stop and remind myself that all I need to worry about is today. And then once I finally did it today I was able to say, "Okay, done for today....don't have to think about that anymore...until tomorrow."

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Good for you for making a plan and following your plan!

My daughter has preschool twice a week, so I don't have much time to exercise before getting her off to school. But crawling out of bed and doing some toning exercises at home is a viable option. Like you, I watch TV to pass the time.

Since I started doing this in Sept. I've noticed some differences; keep at it and you'll see the difference too! My clothes look better on me; my kids are easier to lift and carry, and my exercise routine takes less time, as I get used to it and don't have to think about what's next. Mind you, my weight hasn't changed at all, so don't let the scale be your guide, but I know I have more muscle now and less fat.

Along with your idea of making a plan the night before, I suggest setting out your exercise clothes the night before, too, so you'll see them as soon as you wake up in the morning.

If you find yourself bored with your exercise routine, I'd be happy to help you out. I'm a Certified Personal Trainer. Personal Trainers "MAKE" your workout, with Motivation, Accountability, Knowledge, and Efficiency.

Keep moving your body!