Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Getting Back On The Horse

No. Not this horse... Although that would be fun!

I am talking about getting back on the workout horse. I have been off for quite awhile. It's time for me to saddle up and get going.

To help hold myself accountable, I added my planned workouts for the rest of this week and next week on the side bar. I will cross them off as I complete them.

My plan may be a bit ambitious but honestly, I have to get into the habit of doing something - ANYTHING - every day. Consistency is key. I may not be able to take a full 45 minutes on the treadmill, but I am going to try.

My plan is to do some cardio every day. I am so out of shape and out of breath. I really need it. I plan to do a total body strength training workout just two days a week. Eventually, I would like to work up to my old routine which was a full body strength training workout three days a week or split body workout (upper, lower, core) four days a week.

I also want to add some yoga into the mix. I love, love, love yoga but unfortunately, I do not have a studio near my house. The closest studio where I can drop in for bikram yoga is about 20 miles away. Another studio that offers hatha and vinyasa is about 15 miles away. I am reserving the weekends for yoga.

That's my plan. Wish me luck and GIDDYUP!


  1. I'm in the same boat but starting out more slowly than you as that's all I can cope with. Don't beat yourself up if it's too much all at once, just re-set your goals. If you do achieve your weekly goals get yourself a massage or some pampering once in a while - it works for me! Good luck, Cath

  2. Yay for exercise! It makes a huge difference for me and got me out of my blues. For yoga there are a lot of great videos online you can follow along with (I find it more relaxing by myself) or there are some iPad apps if you have an iPad.

    Best of luck!