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My fitness goals for last week:

1.  Run twice

I got motivated one day and decided to run early in the morning.  I got up and went to the trail all proud of myself.  I knew it was slightly chilly out.  What I didn’t realize is that adding two things together that I don’t like (cold and morning) was a disaster waiting to happen.
My quads turned to something resembling huge blocks of ice that were incapable of lifting up my legs.  Add my normal morning incoordination and it was ugly.  I ended up forcing myself to get to the 1/2 mile point so I could turn around and call it a mile.  That was a combination of walking, running, and stopping to swear about how cold it was and wonder why running wasn’t making it the least bit warmer.
I didn’t run again because that turned out to be the warmest day this week.  It started snowing.  The trails are under 6 inches of snow and the roads are slushy.
I’m at my old house today and was going to run this morning so I didn’t have to admit abject failure but I realized it was the exact same way too early time as before and it was starting to snow.  I was starting compose a post in my mind about how I obviously can’t learn from experience when I realized that maybe I should learn.  I also realized that I don’t have gloves which isn’t a surprise since I also forgot my pants I was planning to wear today.

2.  Do yoga two times

I have my yoga space all set up.  My wifi reaches there nicely.  I did yogatoday’s free class for the week which featured standing postures for legs.  I’m not sure why I didn’t do a second one.  I sort of thought I did but my daily mile records say no.

3.  Go to a fitness class

Turns out that class doesn’t start until April.  Totally not my fault.

4.  Eat better

I have a plan which really needs its own post but I didn’t quite live up to everything I wanted to do.

So, a rough week overall.  I’ll shoot for the same running and yoga goals unless it is still freezing then I’m not going outside.  I should commit to substituting some other workout though so I get four days in.


3 Replies to “CHECKPoint”

  1. I also won’t go out in the cold except for maybe a short walk if I’m feeling cabin fever. My alternatives are exercise DVDs, dancing to Pandora (especially their workout stations:!/genres/workout), marching / dancing / stretching while watching TV, and the treadmill. Or, I’ll some times pay the day rate at a gym and use the elliptical.

  2. Love your honesty… about being motivated in the cold. It is hard to go outside when it’s cold (I have been stuck on the TM for weeks).

    I haven’t tried Yoga Today but hopefully will get to this today or tomorrow.

    Eating: I have decided to fill my house with meals from 150 – 300 calories. I like to graze so this allows me to eat when I want to. Dinner: 1 cup vegetable soup 120 calories + potatoe knish, 140 = 260 calories. You get the idea. So without ‘dieting’ I have lost a few pounds, just with wise food choices!

    Good luck this week!

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