One of my big goals for 2018 is to become more physically active and to loose weight. Seems like I always want this to be my new year “resolution” and I never seem to accomplish any of it. But looking back I don’t think I have actually gone about it in the right way. I have jumped in to quickly…made the foolish mistakes of hurting myself because I wasn’t mastering form and the biggest mistake I have made is giving up on myself. And I knew better than to give up on myself. I knew better than to be so hard on myself and I knew better than to try and push myself too far too fast but none the less that is the mistake I made. And that is what I want to change this year!
No don’t let the title of this post fool you! I don’t run unless its from a monster or toward the ice cream truck. But I am making a promise to myself to work toward becoming more physically active. I think by making this my goal I am setting myself up for success because as long as I am doing physical activity that will help me more than anything!
So here is my plan of action!
Creating a work out calendar!
In my free I took the opportunity to print out my own workout calendar and hand write in all of the different work outs. I know this might seem time consuming and tedious but I find that if I put the effort into making something as simple as the calendar then in my mind I will attempt to put the effort into sticking to the schedule! So for the first 6ish months of this year I am going to try out 3 rounds of PIYO by Beach Body.
I found this on one of those late night infomercials that make us all buy things. You know the ones I am talking about! Any how I was drawn in to this new workout from Beach Body because of one simple aspect– Low Impact! I never thought that this would be so intriguing to me but given that I am not nearly in the shape I want to be or should be for that matter, starting small and with modified low impact moves sounded like the perfect beginning for me! I am excited to start this journey.
The program is Monday through Sunday weeks with rest day’s on Friday’s. I personally would have liked to have rest days on Saturday’s given I do more things on the weekend and have a Monday – Friday work schedule but I will adjust to this! This is a combination of yoga and Pilates so it’s going to help increase core strength and flexibility.
I am excited to start this program. In high school I tried a little bit of yoga and wasn’t very good at it but I’m hoping that with this program I can not only get better but also learn more about isolated area’s on my body and those specific muscle groups and how to work them.
One thing I have done to help me stick with this new regimen is to give myself a reward each week that I am active. And learning form my past I have made it non-food rewards. The first 8 weeks rewards are:
- new book
- new makeup item
- new shoes
- movie date night
- bath bombs
- new work out outfit
And each of these rewards will help me get to the over all goal of being happier and healthier me!
I’m hoping to keep up on my progress here and to also keep a journal so that I am keeping myself accountable!
Thanks for stopping by and keep an eye out for what might be up around the curve!