Here’s to sum up my fitness progress from the last quarter of 2011 until today:
- I gained 30 lbs.
- I left my corporate job.
- Developed the habit of eating right and exercising daily.
- Lost 15 lbs.
- Got a corporate job (again).
- Felt like I didn’t have enough time.
- Made my daily workout into a 3x-a-week workout…
- …which eventurally become 0x-a-week workout;
- …which, for some illogical reason, made me give up eating right.
- Ending: Gained 20 lbs.
I don’t think it was getting a corporate job that led to my relapse: I’m pretty sure it was changing my workout schedule from daily to 3x-a-week.
With 3x-a-week, I argued with myself whether today was workout day or I’m-too-tired-from-work,-I-deserve-to-do-nothing” day. 3x-a-week eventually became twice… once… until I wasn’t exercising at all.
With daily workouts, I didn’t have an excuse. I couldn’t postpone working out because there was no other day to postpone it to because every day is a workout day. It was like brushing teeth: even when you’re too tired, it’s something you CAN’T not do.
As I write this, I got hit with ADD, checked my reader, and got distracted with this article from NerdFitness.com.
Fortunately, the article, The Morning Mile Challenge, was in line with my plans of going back to working out everyday and hopefully getting that daily habit back.
The challenge is that I have to walk first thing in the morning, every day, for 30 days.
Then, I’ll have to log my progress in this spreadsheet.
I happen to dislike walking (and running) as a form of exercise so I’m doing a beginner’s body weight circuit workout instead.
Hopefully, on my next post on this I could say I did well.
Link to Week 1.