30 Days of Fitness – Not Giving Up

Cardio Fix.
It includes burpees and lunges. It’s designed to burn our your legs and leave you flat on the ground gasping for more, and it did.

I worked out after work and before watching the Capitals play (and win!) tonight against the Panthers. I knew it was going to be a rough workout tonight. Cardio Fix is no relaxing stretchfest. It’s an all-out assault on your heart rate.

Today was a dark, rainy day. It was the perfect setting to lay in bed, curled up with a good book. It started our dark and didn’t change as the sun went down. And there’ something harder about working out once the sun goes down.

I had some errands to run after work so it wasn’t until nearly 7pm that I started the 30 minute workout. Though all I really wanted to do as crawl under a blanket, and sleep away the evening.

I wanted to skip working out tonight. It was dark and I had a headache. I wasn’t feeling well and it’s only one day. But I stuck it out and made it through. Truthfully, I’m afraid to skip a day. If I do, I might skip the next and the next. Then I’m looking at starting 2020 not having done anything since now.

I need to keep the streak going. I need to keep going every single day. I need to do something that burns calories and gets me moving. There are many days I never leave the house, so I need to make a point to workout and get my heart rate up.

This is the year I’m tackling health issues and this is going to contribute to my success. Weight is a problem. It’s going to only cause more of them as I age. So I need to do something about it now. And break my bad habits before I get to a point where I can’t anymore. Where my decades of bad decisions catches up with me and I pay a high price.

30 Days of Fitness – Day 5

This is where things get harder. This is where slipping is easier to justify. I’ve worked out for 5 days in a row. I deserve a treat. The bread start to flaunt their loafy wiles at me. Ice Cream screams my name. All of the post-Halloween chocolates are hard to resist.

Pilates Fix is no joke. After Total Body Cardio it’s the hardest workout in 21 Day Fix. It’s so much leg work. My hips and glutes are killing me. I couldn’t life my legs anymore after the end of the grueling 30 minutes. Even after the workout tonight, I felt… off the rest of the night.

I felt weak. And wobbly when I stood up and tried to walk. And I don’t want to talk about going upstairs. It was an adventure. I’m only five days into this month of workouts and we’re not even doing the hardest work everyday. But it’s still a struggle and it feels good to get it done everyday.

This month is as much about building the workout habit as it is working out. Though that does help to burn some quality calories. The lesson I keep in mind is to just keep going. Just. Keep. Going.

This is not a short journey. This is not an easy journey. This is the single step to get things started.