Thank you all for your lovely reactions, it means a lot to me and it was very helpful. I’ve decided, also based on your comments, that I’m going to take this step by step.
Step 1: get back to regular exercising of 4 to 5 times a week and walk Bella every day 30 to 60 minutes.
This isn’t new because this is what I plan week after week but lately have been skipping too much of everything. Even walks with Bella before or after dinner this and last week, most of the times because it was raining. Well a little rain never killed anybody but we both don’t like walking in the rain. The compromise I made for myself is that on rainy days I do a shorter walk of 15 minutes and don’t skip it.
My weekplan looks like this:
Running: 3 days
Workout DVD: 1 or 2 days
Long walk with Bella for 60 minutes or more: 1 day (I’m counting this as exercise too because most of the times we are walking around 2 hours)
Rest: 1 or 2 days if needed.
I have lost all my strength too. Thursday I had planned workout 5 form Jillian Michaels Body Revolution and it was way too hard, I couldn’t keep up or do the difficult exercises. I have to start over with strength too but that’s okay. Next time I do one of the workouts of this program I’ll start with workout 1. Same goes for Insanity, start with the “easier” workouts there again too. There are a few other programs like 30 Day Shred that has levels that get more difficult each time. I will start over with these kind of programs. The rest is equal in difficulty so I just continue with those.
I have a list in Word with all the workouts on the different programs I own. Every week when I plan a workout I get the one on the top of the list and move it to the bottom when I’ve done it. I’ve mixed everything so I never do the same program twice. This keeps me from getting bored because I do something different all the time.
I won’t wait till Monday with the first step but it starts tomorrow. There’s no organized walk in the area to do this weekend and instead I will go to the forest in the town I was born tomorrow morning and visit my Mom after the walk.
Have a nice weekend, stay warm for those of you in the cold.
Beebox content week 4:
My bed was so comfy this morning. Then I thought of Char who has to run in extreme heat because of a heatwave in Australia and Helen who can’t run outside because it’s way too cold and there’s too much snow. And here I am: having a very mild winter in Holland, I haven’t even wear my thermo clothes yet. So I got up, got dressed, drank my coffee and I went. Since it had been a week I decided I had to do at least 15 minutes and I took walk breaks of about 30 seconds after every song. But when the turn for the 15 minute run came, I ran straight on and made the round a bit longer. And afterwards I was glad I went because I was feeling so much better all day than the day before.
Distance: 3.1 K / 2 miles
Walking 30 seconds after every song
Weather: dry, not too much wind, 2C (35 degrees)
Last song on Ipod before finish: Blondie – I’m gonna love you too.
365 Days In Nature:
January 18: From our 10K walk we did this day.
January 19: Beautiful morning for a walk outside my town.
January 20: Taken at Saturday’s walk.
January 22: Another one from Saturday’s walk.
January 23: Last one from Saturday’s walk. This weekend, new walk, new photo’s.