Sunday is my favorite day of the week. It always starts out slow and relaxed… jammies and coffee and email and puzzles. The Captain reads his papers. We chat idly and comment on people and pooches walking past our windows.
Then, after a leisurely breakfast, I look back at the previous week to think about how it went… what I liked, what I didn’t, and what I might have done differently... even what I might want to do again. This is a relatively new exercise for me as I have always had a tendency to just discard the past and look forward, but I have come to realize that I actually can learn from past actions and decisions if I let myself.
I started out the New Year last Sunday with with some some definite goals. I planned to track my eats on my Weight Watchers mobile app, and to follow an exercise/workout schedule that I mapped out, using some videos from an online service I am trying out called Gigabody. And I am happy to report that I followed through on both.
- 4 km run followed by a guided stretch thanks to Fitknitchick (check it out for yourself, it’s about 8 minutes and hits the main parts!)
- full body strength workout
- after dinner brisk 35 minute walk
- lower body workout followed by a brisk 35 minute walk
- 5 km run followed by a 5 minute stretch
- upper body workout followed by 20 minutes of yoga/stretching
- brisk 45 minute walk
A couple of pictures to share:
I put on my brightest gear to head out on New Year’s Day for our 5 km run. Bright pink socks and capris and blue running shoes and tee. It was my way of celebrating because I was happy to be runnning 5 km… it had been many months since I ran that far.
Our first dinner of the New Year was a seafood feast. We cooked lobster tails and prawns, and I made a crab dip as well. I do so miss all of the fresh crab we used to catch almost daily when we lived on the sailboat. Mmmmm.
And I am also excited for Laura’s 21 Day January Reset Challenge, which officially starts tomorrow… but for me it starts today. Sunday, of course! I am quite excited to to take part in this new challenge and join in the FB group that Laura as set up as well. I like the accountability of the group and know this 'detox' will be good for me.
Time to get moving…
What went well for you last week?
What are you excited about this coming week?