I made it over the 100km’s run in January yesterday. And by run, I mean a Cliff Young shuffle with walking breaks in between. But it’s movement, and I’ll take it. I’ve started to notice MUSCLES in my legs! And while I have only lost 800 GRAMS (I wish I was kidding) I feel so much better. Exercise does wonders for the clearing the mind, and dear lord I’ve had some clearing to do over the past few weeks. I can go further, I’ve stopped wetting my pants (again I wish I was kidding, thank you child birth) when I run, and for some reason, this time, I just want to keep doing with it. I’ve been doing it for almost 1 month, and I hope I can do it for another 3, and then 6 and then the whole year. I’ve never stuck with it before, so I’ll just keep making little goals along the way and see how I go.
I use the Runkeeper App. Which is free. And awesome. You can track lots of different kinds of exercises from walking to running to rowing or skiing. It also helps you track weekly & monthly exercises that you’ve done. As you go you get splits every 5 minutes telling you how far you’ve gone and what your speed is. If you have a track that you do each day, it’s a good way to compete with yourself and beat your time, or like me, you can mix it up and just make sure you get 5km’s done a day. So far I’ve been trying to do 5 or 6km’s a day 6 times a week. I’m sticking with it, for now, but who knows what will happen when we are back into the swing of normal life.
This morning my legs were sore so instead of just having a break Rob suggested I do a workout on his phone on another (free) app that he uses. It’s called Nike Training Club and they have HEAPS of workouts for you to do. You can choose different types depending on your focus, different levels and durations,
I completed a 30 minute Get Lean one this morning and I can safely say I have NEVER sweated quite like that before. It was quick, there was a instructions on all of the movements as I had NO idea what a limited burpee was, or lunge squat, but I did it and I think it must be good because it made me woozy and I had to have a lie down afterwards. For something that’s free, in your phone, and can be done in your bedroom, I think it’s pretty good.
I’ve never been one to join a gym, I just fumble as I go, but so far, these have been great tools to get me moving.
Have you been exercising in the new year? How’s it going? Anyone ever congratulated you on a pregnancy that didn’t exist?
And this was obviously not a sponsored post because it didn’t say as such at the top of the post right? I don’t get anything other than sweat and a toned arse for telling you about them – just thought you might like to know.