Wow! Whatta week!
I was so worried that I’d be bored with the tweedles away at their dad’s, but I have hardly had more than few hours to myself! I haven’t even had as much time for fitness as I had anticipated, but I did manage to squeeze some in here and there. I drove about four hours away to visit some friends, and squeezed in a 90 minute walk-n-talk with a bestie while out of town. I logged only 4 miles running this week, and finally got my bike rolling for a 19 mile ride with my friend Esther, and her family, on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, a local bike & pedestrian trail that resulted from paving over miles of unused railroad tracks. I also put in a whopping 12 hours working a “real” job this week. It’s a good, slow transition after being out of the workforce for nearly 10 years. But I never got to the gym this week, and that has me kicking myself.
So, this week wasn’t everything I had hoped it would be, but it is what it is. Now, I look forward to a new week.
My friend, Lottie, asked me to help keep her motivated in her weightloss journey, which is great because that means she’ll help to keep me accountable, as well. My week is already filling up with dinner invites, work, church functions, and maybe even some entertainment options, so I need to stop right now and figure out when I’m gonna get to the gym. I have that mental block again, since I haven’t been to the gym in several weeks, I’m worried about having to start over. But I spent several minutes doing some simple planks and push-ups, and I haven’t lost all my strength which was a huge encouragement. So, I’m ready and rearing to go tomorrow. I’m setting fitness goals for myself this week– specific goals, such as:
- Run 10 miles
- Bike 2 days
- Gym 4 days
- 1 Fitness class
- Schedule meals and snacks
If I want to lose 3 pounds a week, I can’t get there doing what I’ve been doing the past two months, which is “winging it.” In order to get there from here, I have to have a plan.
What goals are you establishing for yourself this week?