I have been bad. Very bad.
I followed my fitness holiday with one workout and almost nothing since.
Well, there was one totally awesome night of dancing. Remind me why I don’t do that more often?
Oh, yeah, I think it has something to do with needing a babysitter.
Anyway, last week I submerged myself in work and single momdom. Steve was out of town, so, through necessity, I went into overdrive.
He’s back now. (Thank God. I honestly don’t know how single moms do it.)
And I’m stepping my efforts up again.
Obligations and all that jazz
I’m surprised at how big a loss losing my trainer was. He was a bit unreliable, the way college students can be. But the thing was, if I made an appointment with him, I had to show up. I couldn’t just not go.
And he made me do things I wouldn’t dream of doing on my own – like those horrible planks.
By the end of the semester, my tummy was tighter. Muscles were beginning to show.
Now that I don’t have a trainer – there simply weren’t enough to go around this semester – it is much easier to work through my noon workouts. See, I know I have an obligation to work. Then, I have an obligation to home.
What I need to do is change my frame of mind and think about the obligation to me.
Getting a regular schedule
The other thing I need to do is to increase my workouts – systematize them – make them become so regular that I don’t think twice about going.
Doing them two or three times a week just doesn’t cut it.
I’ve not made my workouts habit. That’s really what I want.
So here’s my new goal, starting this week: to do something every day for at least 20 minutes. It may be running. It may be lifting weights or using resistance bands or doing crunches.
Whatever I do, it’s time to step it up a notch.