I have been getting back into exercising the past few weeks, thanks to my original exercise buddy (who has now moved to Roanoke, VA). Originally, we were “attending class” at the same time, she at 5:30pm and I at 4:30pm (though, in my living room or somewhere else not actually at the gym) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. However, I have been able to stick with that, whether she changes her days or not – I have merely needed the pretense – is that the right word? – of our working out at the same time to get myself to follow the schedule and make it happen for myself… Even if she doesn’t work out then, I am totally okay with it, and I still make myself do the workout, anyway.
Since I’ve been doing so well with that in particular, I’ve been considering how the weekends are really rough for me – going two days without a workout is too much when I’m only working out three days a week in the first place. It was already hard enough when I was going to the gym four weekdays out of five, to take two days off on the weekend. But Saturday mornings are hard for me, and the class is always at 9am or 10am, which means I’d have to be getting out of bed a long while before then…, which just doesn’t often happen, since the weekend is typically the only time I get to stay up late and sleep in in the morning.
That being said, I’m strongly considering doing M-W-F-Sun one week, and T-Th-Sat the following week, and just going back and forth each week. Essentially, it is just working out every other day period. But it helps mentally to have it framed the first way each week.
Yeah… so, that’s where I am with things on the workout schedule right now. I’m still not at ease with it all enough to return to my previous schedule (MTWFSat), but doing every other day would be an appreciated step forward… much appreciated. Plus, if I want to get to that 200 workouts in my second year at the gym, I need to up my game, and fast. Slowing things down so much during this stay-at-home stuff has really messed with my numbers so far. Fortunately, though, I still have another seven and a half months to sort it out… I think I’ve done around 30…??? That’s really just a wild guess here…So, that leaves an approximate 170 workouts, to be managed in around 32 weeks, making it five workouts a week I’d have to do going forward from today. I’m definitely not there yet. However, I can get there again in, hopefully, another few weeks. I did two-a-days every so often in the past, so I can definitely start dong those again, too, to help manage the numbers better. Anyway, the point it that I can do this, and I am moving forward towards it once again. 🙂
I bid you a good night, because I am extremely sleepy right now, and I want to go to sleep. 🙂