Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I'm Too Young To Be This Old

Yup, you read that right. I'm feeling old despite being relatively young. I'm in my 20's, I shouldn't be so easily winded while walking up a hill or unable to paddle a canoe up a river without having aching arms for days. Our canoe trip last weekend was the kick in the butt I needed to get moving again. It is long past time, but better late than never. Right?

So here is the plan, for now at least. I want to move in some way every day and I have made up a workout schedule for the next two weeks. I want to run 3x a week, strength train 2x a week and then walk/bike/yoga 2x a week. I've even written this all out on a calendar and pulled out my stickers. For some odd reason, I love giving myself a sticker when I accomplish something.

I started on Monday by going to the gym and doing some cardio and strength. I felt good doing it and accomplished afterwards. Plus, I looked pretty cute thanks to some adorable work out clothes I have. I admit, looking cute while working out is a good motivator.


Yesterday I went for a run (which admittedly, was mostly walking) and have officially started the Couch to 5k program! This is probably the 6th or 7th time I have started this program and have yet to ever complete it. Maybe this is the year?


Today I plan to hit up the gym again and do some strength training. I'm starting out pretty slow and not pushing myself too hard, since I want this to be a lasting thing and not kill myself the first week. Although I may feel differently come Sunday...

I even signed up for a 5k run in September, which means I will be able to cross another goal off my goal list! Go me! I will be running with my friend Vicky, the same one who I ran in the colour run with last fall, although she will be continuing on and doing a 10k, because she is totally awesome like that. Maybe next year I will be able to join her for a 10k.

So that's the plan for me, to get moving and put my body to good use. No more lazing about all the time and wasting away before I turn 30.

Anyone else want to join me? Let's keep our bodies moving!

4 comments:

  1. You definitely look a lot cuter than I do in my work out clothes! This morning was rough, but I got out for my jog.

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    1. Looking cute isn't that important, it's about getting out there and moving! So you totally accomplished that. :D

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  2. love the last workout top!! where's it from? ((at yoga last night a girl commented that she liked MY top - I was so foggy brained, at first I thought she said my towel - small and gray?! lol - then I thought she said "tat" and finally she was like, YOUR TOPPP! ))

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    1. Both of the tops are from lululemon. The white one is really pretty in the back too, lots of criss-cross and makes me feel super adorable. And I'm glad you finally figured out that girl was complimenting your top and not your tat. ;)

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