Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Week 5: Workout Week
I can't believe it's already Wednesday, and I haven't told you what I'm doing yet! Naughty, naughty.
This week I'm working out. Now, I realize that there are millions of people in the world who do this every week and every day without making a big fuss about it. I also realize that I am not one of those people. I always want to be one of those people, but never really manage to exercise on a regular basis. Something always comes up and throws me off track, and then I feel guilty about it. However, I absolutely can commit to it for one week. Hooray! Of course, my secret wish is that one week will turn into two, and two will turn into three, and so on and so forth. But for now I am on board until Saturday at least.
The week so far:
On Monday I went walking with my neighbour, Jen. I've always liked going for walks, but keep making excuses like it being too hot, or not really knowing where to go, or being too tired. I still wanted to do it though, so when Jen asked me if I wanted to go walking with her on Monday morning, I was all about it. It also has the added bonus of getting to know one of our neighbours at long last. It was a good, half hour walk with a steep hill that got my heart rate up, but not so steep that I wanted to die half way up it. It felt really good to be out and about, and I was happy to find a good walk in my area. We also made the discovery that we both have Gold's Gym memberships, so agreed to go together the next day.
Which we did! On Tuesday Jen picked me up and we headed over to the gym. It's been a while, so I started out pretty gently with 10 minutes on the Elliptical and then 15 on the bikes before we headed over to the weights and did another 20 minutes or so there. And then we stretched like good little girls and came home. We also made plans to go again today.
Which we didn't. Jen wasn't feeling good this morning, so I spent Wednesday morning at home. Fortunately, we have FitTV as part of our cable package, so I did some Namaste Yoga. I've tried a couple of their shows before, but get so annoyed by the instructors that I just can't handle spending 30-60 minutes of my life with them. The yoga one is not so bad, even if the narrator is a bit too breathy for my liking. My main beef with the show is that when the narrator tells you to do something with the right side of your body, the yoga babes all do it on the opposite side. Then I have to stop and think about what I'm doing, which kind of gets me out of synch a bit. I was a bit stiff from yesterday, so wasn't really feeling very bendy, but all in all, it was a pretty good workout.
I really like how I feel when I exercise (or at least how I feel afterwards!), so I wonder why I don't really do it more often?