Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Adding exercise to my life

No more excuses... exercise has been added to my life. In the last week i have exercised twice.. that is a good effort from a self confessed procrastinator. The first was and exercise DVD cardio kickboxing by Jillian Michaels . IT really made me feel places i haven't felt for awhile. Got the heart rate up and the body sweating. As a group effort took the kids and hubby for a bike ride on a new bike path (the only one around town) and instead of me dawdling with the daughter who still has training wheels i took off like a rocket and hubby rode with the kids. i rode 5kms and felt so much better as iam making the effort and i thanked my family all individually as i wanted to let them know that i want their support and it's a great thing to do exercise, cause i want to be around for a long time. My kids were really pleased that they were helping me.
And last night while most of you were snuggling under the covers i went to work an hour and a half early....to use the cardiac rehab gym equipment and put in a great 45 Min's of mixed exercise bike, rowing machine, treadmill and some weights. with warm up and cool down time taking it up to an hour. Had a shower, got into my uniform and then started my shift. I got a real buzz that i had done it and i didn't feel tired for my shift, from now on when i do night shifts i will go to the gym before work. Just like most people who get up early in the morning and go for a walk/jog.
Need to ask for help to use rowing machine and weights thingy to make sure i've got the right posture. And to find out what  else it does.
My aim is to be ready for when the challenge starts on sept 20th, and 6 days of exercise is expected. i want to have worked my way up to 6 days by then.
No more excuses it's happening NOW

1 comment:

  1. Awesome effort. You will do fabulous on the 12wbt.