Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February Fitness Update

So, we are one week into February and I thought I would post an update on how I am doing with my goal of working out every day this month.

Wednesday February 1st -  I started the month off easy with a trip to my gym. I did a little on the bike and on the elliptical machine. I fell just 5 minutes short of my 60 minute goal, but I went and worked out and isn't that what this whole February Fitness was about?

Thursday February 2nd - I bought a LivingSocial deal for  Diamond Dance and Fitness, a local place that offers Zumba and other aerobic type classes and ballroom dancing. I had taken a couple of Zumba classes but decided to try one of the other classes and went to a Hip Hop Fitness class. WHOA! It totally kicked my butt, like do-you-think-I-can-leave-halfway-through-the-first-song-and-no-one-will-notice kicked my butt. I stayed though and pushed through it and I am SO glad I did.

Friday February 3rd - I had planned on going to a Zumba class this evening but after speaking with my Mom, I decided to go on a 90 minute walk with her instead since it was such a wonderful evening.

Saturday February 4th -  I went to a Zumba class in the morning, after I had already been up and did my weekly grocery shopping.  By 10:30 I was exhausted but glad to have all my errands and chores out of the way.

Sunday February 5th - We have been having unseasonably high temperatures here in Ohio for February, so I took advantage of the nice sunny weather and went to a local park and walked for 3 miles (60 minutes).

Monday February 6th - I had a dentist appointment this morning. They were going to put me under to have a root canal done but were out of the oxygen that they needed so they decided to delay it until Wednesday. I did get a 30 minute walk in though, which was good.

Tuesday February 7th - The Husband had a movie screening to go to that I wasn't interested in seeing, so I went to a late Zumba class and danced my way through a heart pounding (and hip shaking) 60 minutes.

Wednesday February 8th - NOTHING. I KNOW! I am a little bummed that I have already broken my goal to work out each day this month. I went back to the dentist this morning and they did have the nitrous oxide and were able to sufficiently put me out during my root canal. I am glad to have it done and over with but it has left me pretty out of it for most of the day. This blog post is probably the most I am going to be doing all day, I already hear my bed calling me back to it...."Christina...I'm waiting for you. I have the heated blanket on". Doesn't every ones bed call to them? Or turn on the heated blanket? I have a very nice bed.

So that is the update for the last week. I have a busy weekend coming up so I will have to use some fancy time management to make sure I am getting my workouts in, but the plan is to continue.

I am also hoping that I will have some crafty things to share with you after the weekend.

Peace out *g*

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February Fitness

I have been on a weight loss journey, well, what feels like my entire life. That's not true of course. I have actually been on a real weight loss journey since Labor Day. Between Labor Day and Thanksgiving I lost 20 lbs. It's a great start.

Then the Holidays arrived....

Since the holidays have ended I have had a little trouble getting back on the right path with my healthy eating and working out and I thought that I would start February 1st refocused and reenergized. I'm even joining in with Cathy Zielske's Move More, Eat Well 2012 (more about that in a later post).

As a way to help myself get back on the right track, I have made a goal to work out a least 30 minutes a day (I'm shooting for 60 minutes) for the entire month of February. Whether it be at my gym, taking a Zumba class, playing a game on the Wii...anything really that is getting me up and moving when I normally wouldn't be.

I am sure this might be difficult and there might be days when I would rather come home from work and take a nap (there are LOTS of those types of days), but I am hoping by putting it out there and sharing this goal with everyone that it will make me more accountable. I'll probably update here once a week on my overall progress and I plan on tweeting daily about what activity I did and how it went.

I was feeling so-so about heading to the gym after work today but on my way out another employee had told me that it looked like I had lost weight and asked if I was I trying to. I thanked her profusely and told her that I have been working on it and her saying that was just the motivation I needed. I did 30 minutes on the bike at the gym and 25 on the elliptical machine. Not quite at 60 minutes, but I have a hour long Zumba class the next two days, so that should help.

Does any one else have any goals or things to motivate them?

Peace out *g*