Remember this post at the beginning of the year? Well, as you can see from the lack of posts, I’ve fallen quite short of my 2008 goal # 2. As for #1, well, the yoga didn’t make it. Nice idea…love yoga…but it was a flop. Here we are at the beginning of June. I’m proud to say that, with my husband’s gentle prodding and selfless offer to watch the boys and help them with their bedtime routines, I have been going to the YMCA to work out for the last three weeks. OK, so I’ve only been able to make it barely 2 or 3 times a week, but it’s a start. Ideally, I’d go in the morning, before DH goes to work at 8, but so far, I’ve only gone once at that time.
My new goal is to consistently go to the gym 3 times per week for one hour. This is a sub-goal to my larger goal of walking at least an hour, 5-6 days per week. During this hour, I plan to walk and ride the bike. I have already suffered from shin splints, so am taking it slowly to minimize further injury. My primary focus will be getting there at all – i.e. forming the habit. My secondary focus will be distance and getting my heart rate at 126 or above for at least 20 minutes.
I plan to add in yoga (for stretching and strength training) and hand weights at home at least 3 times per week. I’d also like to lose 30 lbs over the next year, though I’m not focusing on this yet. I hope this is not too all-encompassing of a plan. We’ll see.