The second week of our fitness challenge is coming to an end and I am getting some interesting feedback from some of you. My fittest patients (the ones who don’t really need the motivation of a challenge) think this is a “piece of cake”, because they exercise everyday anyway. Others are finding it a bit challenging – but managing to do something everyday. These are the folks I am hoping to really motivate to make a permanent, healthy change in their lifestyles. Personally I am really enjoying the excuse to hit the gym everyday (like I used to before kids and a busy practice) and have tried some new classes and gotten back into doing weights regularly (something I find a bit tedious). I am reminded of the wonderful camaraderie among regular exercisers in a gym environment. For those of you who are having trouble getting motivated – start up a conversation with a fit-looking gym goer and see what happens! It is particularly inspiring to me to see older people working out hard in the gym, looking great and clearly reaping the benefit of their hard work. I also find it motivational to see really overweight individuals who have the courage to try running on a treadmill or who come to an advanced class just for the challenge. So I hope you can stay inspired and keep up the February Fitness Challenge! Remember to keep a log and submit to me ( [email protected] ) in the first week of March.
Here is my fitness log as promised!
Monday, Feb. 6th 30 min jog after work (outside); 5 min stretch
Tuesday, Feb. 7th 60 min spinning class at the gym
Wednesday, Feb. 8th 60 min spin/weight/stretch class (gym), 30 min walking dog (leisurely)
Thursday, Feb. 9th 45 min spin/30 minutes weight training (gym)
Friday, Feb. 10th 60 min yoga (moderate), 45 min walking dog (leisurely)
Saturday, Feb. 11th 60 min Box-Fit class (gym) BRUTAL
Sunday, Feb. 12th 60 min walk with Weezie through a very icy conservation area (moderate). Trying to recover from previous day.
Monday, Feb. 13th 45 min interval training (running on treadmill, skipping, interspersed with weights); 30 min gentle yoga
WOW, Nicole you have definitely made me rethink my schedule and how I look at exercise. Being very active in my high school days and as a young adult I found it very easy and pleasurable to exercise. Now after 2 children, running a busy household, hubby works late etc. exercise is not on my priority list of things to do. My gosh if you can run a very successful practice and still find time for yourself I should be able to find time to do some exercise in my schedule. Problem is I hate to exercise now, no motivation at all. I hate gyms I really do. I guess I just have to suck it up and get my behind in one.
Sorry for the ramble…thanks for the inspiration.