Wednesday, February 1, 2012

12 Changes: January Recap

I am participating in a 12 Changes in 12 Months challenge.  12 small changes to make a whole new, better, healthier me by 2013.  My first post in this series was an introduction to what I am doing.

Let's review how January went... in all honesty...

January: Workout at LEAST once a week.  Complete physical therapy exercises four times per week.

Let's say that I started with the absolute best of intentions.  But man, did January fly by or what?!  Thinking about it I did walk on my treadmill at least once a week (except this week, which is still in progress).  So I'm still okay.  But I did slack on my physical therapy exercises.  And my body feels it.  It hurts.

I was impressed with myself that the interval training I've tried I actually made it 18 minutes.  Which for me, was HUGE.  I walked two-ish minutes and then ran for at least a minute and repeated that cycle.  Depending on the music I was listening to I may have run a little longer.

The times I walked I did it at a pace of 3 mph, so in 20 minutes I had walked a mile.  I've done that a few times.  I was tired by the end but not exhausted like I was with the interval training.

So I need to do better will do better in the next month.  Because the point of these 12 changes is that they build.  They continue to grow and new habits are formed.

My goal for continued and improved success: I'm going to continue with the 1x a week working out on the treadmill.  I'm going to try to continue walking and perhaps throw in a bonus workout of running twice a month.  That may seem small, but I have no doubt I will put it off until the last two days of the month if I let myself.  Small changes.  Small changes that will build.

Stay tuned for my February change!

Remember life is short.  So think about your dreams a little harder.  
Reach a little higher.  Laugh a little louder.  Love a little stronger.  
Because many things in life can wait... The Sunset Won't!

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