It’s Tuesday Fit-Day. A weekly meditation on fitness goals, successes and failures. Thinking about it once a week is a step toward making it a part of everyday.
First things first. I ran 3Ks yesterday. WITHOUT STOPPING!!! I wanted to puke.
This is a big step toward my fitness goal. A very small step, but big as well. I have to be able to do it again, and that is the hard part. My fitness goal is to be able to run 5k in under 40 minutes. ( I did the 3K in 24 minutes). This is part of a plan to make exercise easy to slot into daily life. I have no desire to be a ‘runner,’ but, if I know I can get my whole workout (cardio & conditioning, including travelling to and from house) done in an hour, I am more likely to keep it up.
But here’s another step. I’m not going to try again until Friday. Sounds a bit crazy, right? But I am working on three workouts a week and Wednesday I have an hour and a half yoga class. This is an important realization for me. I tend to try and do it all at once and then inevitably fail and give it up as too hard. This time I am taking it one week at a time.
This is something I have learned from Weight Watchers. (It’s not just about losing weight for me.) I have been quite successful with the weight loss by just taking it one week at a time, one challenge a week. I am applying the same mind frame to other areas of life. It feels good and hopefully will continue to produce results.
In running and personal development,
It’s all about pace.