Just got back from the GYM, where I ran for the first 10 minutes, walked 1, ran 1, & so on, for a total of 20 minutes & 2 miles.
I’m super psyched to get back to the gym. My husband goes at lunch every day, and he walked into my office at 12:07pm, and said: You ready? And I had no choice but to head out! I packed my bag before leaving for work, and had everything I needed to get this workout completed.
We got to the gym, I changed quickly into a pair of yoga pants and a running top, and hopped on the treadmill. Then after my workout, I got back into the locker room, found my shampoo & conditioner and towel, and took a quick shower. I forgot my brush so I just pulled my hair back into a ponytail, and ended up getting dressed, and finishing up! There was no one int he locker room, which is nice, privacy is always nice!
It feels so good to feel fit, and I feel exercise is such a life motivator, and a life boost for each and every day. Plus, I really need to remember that daily exercise is so good for the body, mind, heart and most importantly our health. It’s easy to say we’re busy, and we don’t have time, and we don’t want to – and all of that is true too – but we have to fit it in. I wish the gym was a TAD bit closer to my office (like walking distance would be nice) but I can’t be picky at this point, and I have to make it work.
I would like to run daily, every single day, for at least 20 minutes. It’s an amount of time that is not too long, and not too short. At 20 minutes, I could run quick and get 2.5 miles in – eventually. And I could always run longer, if needed/wanted. Ideally, as I mentioned before, I would like to run each and every day, do some type of YOGA, and then also some weight training. If I stay focused on these three goals, I’ll incorporate them in my daily life more and more consistently.
I would also like to eventually do some regular racing. I’m not interested in doing another triathlon, but a 10K or a 5 miler here and there would be nice. At this point, I’m not fit enough to sign up with ease, but that’s the goal: to be able to run one anytime I want to. My kids are growing up and getting older, and I know they will be active fit children. Nothing would make me happier than to race with my babies!! There are so many awesome local races – and why not make racing a family event? What better way to connect with the community, and to stay fit & focused on health?