Tuesday, March 1, 2011

On a roll!

Chic? Notsomuch. I'm out there, though!

How are your 10 Minutes coming together? (That's code for: I'm about to give myself a big yee-HAH!)

For the past week, incredibly, I think I've gotten some exercise in every day, aside from yesterday. My quads were telling me they needed a break, so I decided to listen rather than push it. My workout schedule, working backwards:

Sunday--Biked to run a couple of short errands rather than taking the car.
Saturday--Unloaded wood for our wood stove for about 30 minutes.
Friday--HOCKEY! Didn't play for very long, but it was definitely more than 10 minutes. Playing with the dudes and their friends always improves the rest of the day.
Thursday--Workout video.
Wednesday--Core workout.

It's taken me a long time to get to this place. I'm a professional procrastinator, resister and justify-er, so I can come up with a whole cluster of reasons why I can't/shouldn't/won't/couldn't possibly just do what would make me feel great.

But right now, I want to look great and feel great about looking great, so I'm shutting off the excuse-o-matic feed in my head and gettin' it done.

Oomph for next week:
  • Get my commuter bike fixed. I think I dinged the cassette when I crashed on the ice a couple of weeks ago, and the shifting just ain't right.
  • Get my workout done right away in the morning, at least two days a week. When I choose this, my whole day is fabulous.
  • Looking over pictures from last year's bike adventures to inspire me to get in the kind of shape that makes these trips fun.
How is this week panning out for you?

Biking near the Montana-Idaho border


  1. Yes, going through last year's pictures for my scrapbooking projects has really made me want to get on the bike again. I can't wait for this summer's bike adventures.

    So far, I haven't been very good about getting in 10 minutes of exercise every day. But last week I have decided I need to get back into the habit of taking a walk during my son's Aikido class, so I've been working on that.

  2. My husband and I had to travel out of town unexpectedly for a family health issue and while here have done short 3-mile runs everyday. Tremendously helpful in coping with emotional stress and a depressing situation. We're next on our way to a prescheduled long weekend to San Francisco and will be biking and walking to get around the city.

  3. Inspirational. I will give the 10 minute workout a shot for those days I just can't fit cycling into my routine.

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