I've been doing SO much more just knowing it was a task to be done and that I need to be accountable here! I walked 6K on a treadmill and did it in 1:05 so I know I can improve upon that with the next couple of months to train before the 6K in Los Angeles on April 18. I took a late lunch on Friday and walked 3.11 miles in just under an hour (love my iTouch and Nike+ shoes!) and took an hour long walk with my husband and dog on Saturday.
One issue I have is I don't prioritize my exercise. Anything and everything trumps it. I am so fortunate in that I work for a company that has a gym, be it small or large in almost every single building they have. AND they offer FREE fitness classes. Why don't I take advantage of them more? Oh, I was going to go to the yoga/pilates class, but I just want to get a little bit farther along in work. Oh, I can't go today, because then I'll have to shower and start all over because I have a meeting later in the day, blah, blah, blah. I can rationalize anything. Not today! I was having a particularly frustrating morning with work. Colleagues not pulling their weight, huge workload, supervisor giving extra projects on top of everything else. Ugh. Normally that's my queue to (a) work like a maniac, not take a break until I feel like I can breathe again and (b) eat something really unhealthy (pasta with cream sauce anyone??). Nope, not today. I felt myself getting tenser and getting in a really bad mood and I just said forget it. I put on my workout clothes and went to the yoga/pilates class for the first time. I liked it and I was in a much better mood when I left. Since I was in a better mood, I didn't feel the need to "self-medicate" with junk food. Instead I grabbed a yogurt from Jamba Juice. Now, was that so hard? The work was still there when I got back and I tackled it all with time to spare.
It's overcoming these bad habits one day at a time that will make a real difference. Tomorrow is a walking day but hey, Wednesday there's a "Cardio Challenge" class to check out...!