A week ago, I discussed some of my fears and concerns when it comes to blogging. In that post, I also discussed my desire to step out of my blogging comfort zone and, at the very least, start commenting on blogs I enjoy reading and/or participate in some link-ups.
This month’s challenge is all about fitness.
I kind of fell off the workout wagon after Eric and I got married last November, and, needless to say, I gained some weight. This obviously didn’t make me very happy, so I decided I should probably do something about it. I started with committing to a BodyPump weightlifting class once a week. Eric had been asking me to go with him for a long time, and I finally decided to give it a chance.
After I made BodyPump a regular habit, I looked for some other classes to add to my schedule. I started taking yoga and BodyFlow (a combination of yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi). I now typically go to classes 3 or 4 times a week (BodyFlow, BodyPump, and 1 to 2 yoga classes).
Since I’m already making a real effort to maintain a regular fitness routine, I actually had to give this link-up challenge some thought. I mean, I’d love to say I’m going to go to the gym 7 days a week, but that’s not realistic. So I’ve decided to keep my fitness goals for September simple since I’d actually like to achieve them!
My September 2014 Fitness Goals:
- Continue going regularly to the classes I’ve been attending. Because my schedule can get kind of crazy sometimes, I’ll commit to going to at least 3 classes each week. This means I’ll be going to the gym Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday (or a combination of at least 3 of those days).
- Incorporate at least 1 day of cardio into my routine. I used to almost exclusively do cardio (especially before my wedding), but since I found a bunch of classes I love, I rarely find myself on a treadmill. I’d like to change that.
- Before our wedding, I was using MyFitnessPal constantly. But now? I haven’t used this app in months. Since I found it incredibly useful when I was actively trying to drop weight for the wedding, I decided to give it another go. I just signed up for a new account using my blog name (if you’re a fan of this app and want to add me as a friend, I’m divulgeandindulge), and, at minimum, I will be logging all of my fitness activity. If I have the time, I’ll also add all of my meal information to keep track of my calorie intake.
I’m excited to participate in this link-up! I’ll share my results on October 2nd, which is the official end of the challenge. Hopefully I can stick with these goals and see some more results by the end of the month!