Hey, Dragons! I’ve been on Spring Break this week and it’s been wonderful. Going into it, I had these big lofty ideas for working out. But let’s be honest, once you realize you’re not accountable to anyone for an entire week, it’s a little hard to get up and go. One area where my accountability didn’t slow down is with my puppy Ollie. He finally got his shots 2 weeks ago so we’re now able to take him out into the world. So that means we’re walking, and doing a lot of it!
We take Ollie out twice a day after breakfast and after dinner. Sometimes it’s a quick walk around the block, but since my husband and I have been home together this week, we’ve been trying to at least take a 20-30 minute trip through the neighborhood. The thing I like the most about walking is I can take it at my own pace. The puppy often pushes that a little faster than I’d prefer, but it’s by no means unmanageable.
There’s something very relaxing about walking and while it’s good exercise, it’s also a good opportunity to zone out and get lost in your own thoughts. I’m looking forward to the next couple day, because my husband is out of town and it’ll be nice to take a few leisurely walks around the neighborhood with the puppy by myself. I may even take a few without the puppy. It would be a great opportunity to walk to my food which I still stand by as a great way to change eating habits.
I did say that I was going to up my workout game this week, so I feel like I do need to at least try and break out of my comfort zone. I went to my trainer today and he called me out on not signing up for any of his classes yet. So, accountability is keeping me on task. As soon as I’m finished writing this article, I’m heading over to his website and signing up for his TXR body weight training class tomorrow.
I’m a little nervous. Working out in front of my husband and a personal trainer we hand picked is completely different than working out in front of a bunch of strangers. I have to believe that the atmosphere that our trainer creates with us has to carry over to his classes, so there is a little bit of excitement in trying something new and feeding off the energy of others. I’m still nervous, though, so I just have to buckle down and do it.
Whether it’s taking a walk or joining a class, I’m trying to keep myself moving and active. I could have planted myself in front of my computer and played Heroes of the Storm all week, but I’m keeping active and not falling out of the good habits I’m trying to build.
What are your goals for this week? Let me know! If you want to follow me on a more regular basis, if you need someone to be accountable to, or if you want to share your own journey, you can reply to this post or you can follow me on twitter @EpicGrays. Until next time, remember to #WorkOutNerdOut!