I have to make a correction to something I said more than once in previous blog posts. I said that the workout videos program I’m doing now was ton high intensity and that it was easier. I recently realized that I was very wrong. This is not easy and while it is “low-impact”, it really … Continue reading Workouts feel more challenging every day
I don’t think I had been able to take a break and relax for the last three days until this afternoon. First there was Thanksgiving on Thursday when, even though it was nice seeing family again after at least two years, it was still a lot being a co-host to the celebration. If waking up … Continue reading Intense Thanksgiving weekend
I decided to take it easy for a week to recover from those intense nine weeks of Insanity so I’m doing Yoga this week. I might also start using the stationary bike but I’m still not sure, maybe I should just rest for the rest of the week. That was an intense program, even with … Continue reading Yoga recovery week
That’s right, just two weeks of Insanity. That’s s nothing, especially after you have already put in six weeks, seven if you count recovery week, but right now it feels like an eternity. That’s 17 workout videos in 13 days. There’s two ways of thinking about that: 1) Shit, that’s a lot! I can’t do … Continue reading This is it, last two weeks!
After a pretty intimidating first week of month two of the Insanity workouts, I have to say I’m a little relieved. I was afraid my knee would start bothering me again and maybe even hurt more but I don’t feel anything like that. By the end of each of these workouts I can barely do … Continue reading A week full of distractions
After taking a small break from Insanity after the recovery week, it was time to go back. My knee is not bothering me anymore, it feels a lot better, and all it took was one stretch video. Well, that and resting for the rest of the weekend. It was a small surprise to see that … Continue reading Starting Insanity Month 2
Guess what I did today. I finished month one of Insanity! Honestly, I can’t even describe how I feel; I don’t really know. It’s a mix of proud, surprised, motivated, happy and tired. I’m very tired but I think that’s understandable, it’s been four very tough weeks. I haven’t skipped one day and some days … Continue reading Finished Insanity: Month 1!
Today I feel proud of myself. I was able to not just walk and do a workout video, but I also spent half an hour on the bicycle. That was all after going to work, of course it was all possible because I came home from work early but still , it’s an accomplishment. I … Continue reading Only Tuesday?
I feel like I’m really getting into this whole exercising thing. I think I’m starting to see results and I don’t know how to explain it but I feel good. Even now, I’m tired from today’s workout but it’s like a good tired, if that makes any sense at all. Today I followed exactly the … Continue reading I didn’t know I had that much energy
I waited until the end of the day to exercise today so I thought I would probably just do a half an hour on the bicycle and be done with it. I didn’t feel like putting that much effort into it. Who wants to exercise on Saturday afternoon? Not me, I thought, but I wanted … Continue reading Second week: Done!
I was right, my legs hurt today after last night’s run but it wasn’t too much pain to stop me from walking. I’m tired but I’m still committed to exercising six times a week, even if it’s only for a little while. No running, cycling or videos today, I just walked. I was tired when … Continue reading Tired but still walking
After work today, a few of us stayed behind to exercise. It was a nice change from exercising in my apartment. We started walking or running around the parking lot, each at our own pace. After a while we took a lap outside, around the building. It was a little scary because there were a … Continue reading Workout at work
I was right when I said I was going to regret saying that I would write about my workouts to force myself to exercise. I didn’t want to walk when I got home from work but I didn’t want to quit on the second day. That’s the complete opposite of unstoppable. Today I got on … Continue reading It worked!
The first few days after I did the virtual 5k in September I was really tired so I decided to take it easy for a couple of days. A couple of days turned into a whole week and after that I just exercised a few times a week, I just walked and didn’t do anything … Continue reading Can’t quit, won’t quit