So today’s 5K bootcamp called for a rest day, but since I rested Friday (well, I didn’t work out, I wouldn’t call that day REST exactly! LOL), I decided to do some training. I probably should’ve done some weight training or something other than walking, but I was in the mood to walk. I love walking on my treadmill because I can read. I usually read fitness books. It’s mostly info I really already know since I’ve read so much, but there is something motivating about reading fitness stuff when I’m trying to get into shape. I think it keeps my goals “top of mind” and also reinforces and reminds me of what I need to do in order to reach my fitness goals.
What is the point of today’s post? Well, it’s two-fold. Firstly, I want to emphasize that it is OK to change up your schedule if life deems it necessary. Write out your workouts in a calendar just like any other important appointment, but if something comes up that TRULY make it necessary, then it’s OK to change things around a bit. Secondly, you need to find ways to constantly remind yourself of your goals. For me, it’s a vision board above my desk combined with reading fitness books, magazines, blogs etc. I find them motivating. So, in future posts I’ll do some book reviews for y’all.
Now, as for WHAT I did for my workout, I walked for an hour. A full 60-minutes of walking at a brisk, but not too hard pace, about 3.7 miles per hour. This got my heart rate up a little bit, but not too much. I was going more for endurance. I know I should’ve probably done something else, like weight training or yoga, but I just wasn’t in the mood for that. And I’m OK with it. I did what I wanted and that got me off the couch, which is the important part of staying fit. It really is a “use it or lose” it when it comes to our bodies, especially once we are a bit older.
So, stop reading this and go for a walk!