Finding a Fitness Routine Part 2

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“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” ~ Bill Gates

I had a scary thought yesterday —– exactly one year ago from yesterday, I was thinking how Facebook was celebrating their 10 year anniversary. 10 years! (11 now.) Where did last year go? And today! Today is February 5th! We are in our second month of the year already! What the what?!?

Needless to say, I have not followed through on any fitness plans I had. Okay, maybe a tiny bit — I’ve been going on longer daily walks. I know they say walking is really beneficial, but I feel like I need to do more. I’m not really sure what’s holding me back. Laziness, true, but surely I cannot possibly be that lazy?

Well, then. I would like to outline my fitness plans here and perhaps it will help keep me more accountable. Also, I want to document the process (on the world wide web, no less) so that maybe it will help one soul have the motivation to make a change, live a healthier life or have a good laugh.

Here is what I will do for the next few weeks and I will check back here weekly if you want to follow my progress. Or, join me? Let’s do this!

2/7 to 3/8 : 30 Days of Bikram Yoga

I’ve made several attempts with Bikram (and other yoga practices) in the past. Long story short, it’s made me feel better than not, but I’m not sure why I stopped. My short term intention is to complete 30 days. In the long run, I would like to create a daily yoga and meditation practice.

2/9 to 4/12 – Couch to 5K

I’ve talked about my running history here. It’s humbling to go from C25K to half-marathon to marathon and back to C25K, but it doesn’t matter where you start (again). As long as you are taking the first step and making progress, that’s what counts.

2/9 to 4/12 – Daily 60 Minute Walks

I enjoy walking once I’m doing it, but I have a problem getting motivated to get going. I need to get over myself and keep thinking about all the benefits. Maybe I will make a list to hold on to.

And, there you have it. Short and simple. I’ll catch you back here next week!

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