Wednesday, February 16, 2011

About those goals

You may have already guessed I'm woefully behind on the weight-training goal. I was going to do a 10-minute workout once a week. Well, here we are in the third week and the only weight-training I've done is some heavy lifting of furniture – definitely not what I had in mind.

I told a friend I need an attitude adjustment about weight training. I know all the benefits, and I've even experienced some of them, in a previous life (the one where I was working out in a gym for two hours every day). Maybe I associate weight-training with the insanity of that time period in my life. It will take time, but I know I'll get over it. Someday.

To hit my 110 mile goal for February, I need to walk 4.3 miles every day for the rest of the month. I won't be able to work out tomorrow at all (will be out of town all day). I've been doing a five-miler every day I can get outside (it's amazing how easy it was to bump it up a mile per day – I don't think I did an outdoor five-miler even once in January), so as long as the weather holds I should be okay.

Just in case, though, I think I'm going to take two five-mile walks, either today or one day this weekend.

Just typing that makes me tired.

However, yesterday I had to walk early in the day  (5.02 in 88 minutes!)in order to get to the hairdresser on time (and yes, I'm going to let it grow a bit; my hairdresser promised to talk me out of cutting it for at least three months). Later in the afternoon, when the temperature was a balmy 55, I wanted to go again. Let's hope I can capture that feeling today.

This kind of weather makes you think spring really is on the horizon. The garden calendar says to plant peas outdoors today. Not sure I'm brave enough to do that. Winter hasn't yet gasped its last gasp, I'm quite sure of that!


gingersnapper said...

I say try different things. Maybe there is no sort of weight-training you will ever like, but there might be something out there that suits you.

I'm not brave enough to plant outside yet. I'm pretty sure we've got some more cold weather coming.

Vickie said...

just an idea - do you have a half hour TV show that is very funny to you? Because linking that show with your weight training (do it while watching) might be really effective for you. Positive reinforcement, scheduled time each week, distraction while you work, etc. Radio show would work well too - like Wait Wait or Car Talk on NPR (both available for free download each week).