by Bailey G.
So, today’s blog was supposed to be on running my first 5k, but well...time got away from me and I haven’t had the chance to sign up for one yet. I know, I know, no excuses, but to be fair I wasn’t expecting life to get as busy as it has! With the demands of working, wisdom teeth surgery, and a trip down to Jamaica, it put my running goals on pause. But that’s alright, because we’re jumping back into it, and the important thing is progress!
As we enter Spring, it’s a time to start fresh and check in with yourself. Are you satisfied? Are you seeing results? What’s your health goal by the time summer rolls around? For me personally, I would still love to try and fit in a 5k with my Dad in the next five weeks, but that’s looking like it’s not going to be a possibility due to the busy demands of the next few weeks. But I haven’t given up, just readjusted my goals.
Currently, I try to do spin class 3-4 times a week. I’m participating in a challenge at my local gym where I have to go at least 20 times during the month of April, which is helping me stick to my goals! On top of that, I try to run/jog 2 times a week and an active rest (hiking or walking) once a week. I incorporate a 10-20 minute core workout and 15 minute strength workout 3-4 times a week as well. Now, I’m not perfect, and sometimes it gets REALLY hard to stick to things. But they say it takes 21 days to create or break a habit, so I keep telling myself that if I just stick with it, it will hopefully become second nature.
Additionally, I know I need to incorporate more of an intense strength workout. I went to a strength training class with my good friend Jenni last week, and needless to say, it WRECKED me. I have never felt so sore for so long afterwards, or pushed myself to the limits when it comes to how heavy I’m lifting. But, although it killed me, it made me realize the value of adding in more strength workouts to my routine. It definitely will help get you in shape!
Overall though, it’s all about balance. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you miss a workout, or snack on some Easter Candy. But at the same time, set goals and stick to them! Try to get in some bit of activity every day if you can, even if it’s only a 20 minute walk around the neighborhood. I’m just guilty in falling out of balance one way or the other, but consistency is key!
Sorry this blog wasn’t as resourceful as usual, but I’m hoping by sharing my personal health journey from the last few months, it will help you stay inspired to! I believe in you, Ramblers!