Theory states that it takes 21 days to create a good habit. So if you are just starting a workout or running routine, know that it won’t be easy but it does become more manageable if you stick with it.
Those of us who have been on the fitness train for a while know that the smallest things can cause a bump in our routine and attempt to derail our fitness. Therefore, we have to be extra vigilant when our routine hits a snag. Vacations are one of those things which are bittersweet for me. I love to go, get away and have fun but I miss my fitness routine
and my bed and my fresh food and my dogs. Since my return on Saturday afternoon, I have been hitting it really somewhat hard to attempt to get back into my routine mentally.
Saturday afternoon – 40 miles on the bike (trainer), 50 pushups, rehab exercises & barefoot strides.
Sunday – Felt ridiculously guilty but between unpacking for 4, laundry, grocery store, party food prep, outdoor work, playing with the kids & the FNRC Splash N Dash, I didn’t workout. I wasn’t happy about it but some days are just not long enough.
Monday – 30 minute swim in the cool waters of a local indoor pool. I had the entire pool to myself and it was the best swim I’ve had in a while, mostly due to those cool water temps. Plus I tried a new pair of goggles that worked out really well, the TYR Velocity Metallized goggles. They were cheap ($15.95), and I had an email special/promo code, thru TriSports. I was super pleased. They fit well and I liked being able to use the slide at the side to tighten them up for a quick adjustment in the water! One I got home from the swim, I did 100 push ups, rehab exercises & barefoot strides in the yard.
Tuesday – 16 miles on bike (trainer), 50 push ups & rehab exercises
The bottom line is that life will occasionally get in the way of your workouts. Vacations come/go, kids get sick, parents need help, the J.O.B. gets crazy. This is normal, take a deep breath and accept it. Just don’t let the “little things” become an excuse to derail YOUR fitness.
** Keep YOUR Fitness Train Rolling! ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **