Recently Courtney posted about how August shaped up to be a pretty great month for her, workout-wise. After reading her post, I opened up my own dayplanner, and inwardly groaned.
On my month-at-a-glance pages, I color-code my activities. [Insert wise-guy words here about me being OCD, go right on ahead!] Orange is pet-sitting, yellow is anything for me, pink is for work, and green is for working out.
August didn’t boast much green.
Granted, I was very busy putting my house back together, but still! If there’s anything I’ve learned in my many years of attending (and slacking off from) the gym, it’s that consistent exercise makes Jen a much happier, healthier person.
So, I decided to change the colors in my planner.
I went swam a mile and an eighth on August 23, took a Pilates class on the 26th and started my personal training with Darryl back up on the 29th. I swam another mile on September 6, and bought a bicycle on the 7th. I signed up for six weeks of Pilates on Wednesday afternoons and twelve weeks of Tai Chi on Tuesday nights, and then I picked up a new class schedule for September from the gym.
In honor of my new bike, I’m going to take a “Begin to Spin” class this Saturday morning. I’ve also tentatively marked off a few evenings where I could try the “Body Pump” class — I always see people exiting that workout in both sweat and smiles.
Glancing at September now, I’m working out at least three times a week — and that’s without scheduling any trips to the gym where I don’t meet up with Darryl for training. It should be relatively easy to add in my own gym sessions (as I did yesterday!), laps at the pool and bike rides, and end up working out 4-5 times a week — not to mention avoiding monotony in the process!
So, thank you Courtney, for being a catalyst towards the reevaluation of my scheduling.
September is shaping up to be a pretty green month!