today marks day 3 in a row of morning workouts! i was awake before my 4:45am alarm on tuesday and yesterday, so it was easy to get out of bed for those workouts.
this morning was a different story! i was so close to snoozing the alarm and re-setting it to my “normal”l wake up time.
then i gave myself a little pep talk and got my butt out of bed.
i got to the gym around 5am and got to work on today’s cardio block workout from tina’s bootcamp.
what was i thinking going for a walk in flip-flops?! my ankles were so sore afterwards and i have a blister on each foot between by big and second toes from the sandals. ughhhh.
anyway, i modified the workout a little bit to get through it. i did 30 minutes on the treadmill doing 5-minute cardio blocks and hopped on the precor for 10 more minutes to finish up.
it was rough, but i am so glad i pushed though!
it feels awesome to get to work at 7:30am and know that my workout is already in the books for today.
plus, i’m already over halfway to my daily steps goal of 10,000 and the day has just begun!
[from the fitbit dashboard]
i’ve actually been blowing that goal of 10,000 steps per day out of the water thanks to my workouts + walking the dogs for at least a couple miles each afternoon! i’ve got to tell you – seeing that documentation of my hard work thanks to the fitbit has been super motivating!
the rest of this week’s workouts so far:
monday: brisk 3.5 mile walk with brad and the dogs and then an insanity dvd workout with brad
tuesday: cardio block workout from the bootcamp plan before work + 3 miles with the dogs after work
wednesday: workout a from best body bootcamp before work – the bosu ball moves with tempo changes from last time i did workout a were killer. i also did some planks (3 at 45 seconds each), some crunches, standing side crunches with a 25 lb kettlebell, and one set of 10 body weight reverse crunches with the roman chair to target my lower back. brad suggested i do those roman chair moves because i’ve been having a lot of troubles with my s.i. joint. i also took the dogs on that 3-mile blister-inducing walk in the afternoon.
thursday: cardio block workout (modified) before work + a planned walk with the dogs this afternoon (in sneakers!)
compare those four days to my workouts two weeks ago (before bootcamp & 8k training started) and the difference is huge!
clearly i am very motivated by a plan (especially one that i spent money for), and having a goal in mind.
i have been loving the fact that i don’t have to think about what workout i’m going to do. i just get up, check the bootcamp workout and follow those instructions making sure to get my runs in. so far it’s been easy to incorporate the running from my training plan since they’re all 2-3 miles for the first 3 weeks of training.
i’ve got a lot of thoughts about how i’ve motivated myself to get into this great workout groove and transition to morning workouts – now i just need to sit down and type them out…
have a great day!
do you use any kind of pedometer to measure your steps each day?
do you like coming up with your own workouts or doing what others tell you?
i definitely think i do better when other people tell me what to do for my workouts. i think that’s because i don’t feel like i know much about working out, so i’m not confident putting together a plan for myself.