I’ve put lots in here in the hopes that it will push me to do at least one of the things per day, therefore being an increase in my activity levels. It might have the opposite effect, but I’d rather push myself and fall short than set goals too low!
Mon: Swim (45 - 1hr); dance (30+), pilates
Tue: Run; weights; pilates
Weds: Run; pilates
Thrs: Swim (45 - 1hr); weights; pilates
Fri: Run; dance (30+); pilates
Sat: Run; pilates
So I want to get back to swimming again. Cassey has brought out her Pilates plan for March and I figure that if I do at least 1/2 of the daily routine from her, along with my other stuff then I’ll be doing well!
Pilates is the bit I’ll compromise on if I’m not feeling like it because the swimming and running are my most important components.
I manage to create really good sounding exercise plans for myself.
I never stick to them for more than a week, 2 at most.
Yesterday I just had some fun, did 30mins of Pilates, 30mins dancing and at the moment I really feel like going swimming again.
It’s great once I get over the horror of swimming costumes and full lanes!
So I might try and go swimming tomorrow or next week. I’d love to get into the habit of going about twice a week.
I’ve also been pretty crap with running. This week has just gone so fast! So in conclusion:
Less self consciousness
It’s a miracle! It feels and smells a bit more like Spring outside!
This has served as a trigger to get me off my bum and exercise, even if it will have to be at home because I need to keep an eye on my work website.
Maybe some dancing and pilates!
Really didn’t feel like it today. Made myself go because of how crappy yesterday was. Pre-period runs are always tougher for some reason.
I was going to do 10mins, felt ok so went for 15 then decided, fuck it and went for 20mins.
Not bad overall. Tried to loosen up my shoulders and keep my right leg in check - had a bit of a knee niggle.
Last 5 minutes were tough but I kept pushing because I knew I’d be pissed off with myself if I stopped.
Rainy run. Only did 1 mile. Had a weird pain in centre of my sternum about 7mins in, and by the end I felt pretty sick. Oh well. Try again another day!
Time: 9mins 56secs
My weekend with my bf was great. His card wasn’t as effusive as mine, neither was his gift, and we had our first ever sexual difficulties (I think he was overthinking things and thinking too much about disappointing me which is crazy).
Aside from that we had a great time and it was lovely. I didn’t want to leave and come back to my everyday life this morning. Everyday life where I don’t get to wake up with him every morning.
But now I have to wait until Thursday, and I suppose it’s good to have a break sometimes. It’s just tough striking the balance.
This was tough. I forced myself to keep going. I stopped at 13mins and 20mins just for a little breather. Left calf is damn tight now.
Longest run I’ve done since October though!
Going through a bit of a tricky bit with the bf at the mo. He got a long email from his ex (who he’s vaguely friends with still but broke up with in 2010) about how she misses him. I’m not amused. As soon as he gets a girlfriend she realises he’s not there as a backup any more (even though she’s 1000’s of miles away) she decides to email him about their past.
Gah. I really needed that run. Still not sure if I’m overreacting, but I can’t help but feel like he’ll always love her more because it was all online and more idealised, adolescent and ‘what if’.