|"Let's Get Physical!" Yes, I am a child of the 80's|
Over the last year, I had to take time off from exercising on a regular basis, mainly because my schedule wouldn't allow me any extra time to do so. I was in school full-time AND working two jobs. Once I squeezed in a few hours here and there for some beauty sleep, there wasn't enough time or energy left to workout. I missed the sweating and getting my heart rate up on a regular basis tremendously. Not to mention, I felt incredibly sluggish and lumpy all the time.
Now that I have a somewhat regular schedule with regular hours, I decided to throw myself back into a workout schedule. This week marks Week 3 of Project: Get in Shape. Here's what I have been up to:
Running three days a week using the iPhone Couch to 10K app
Spinning class twice a week (added in Week 2)
Bikram yoga class at least three days a week (added in Week 2)
I started off the first week with just walking and running, using the Couch to 10K app. During the first week, the app starts off with a combination of walking for four and a half minutes and running for 30 seconds, for around 45 minutes on all three days. Totally do-able, especially for someone who hasn't been active in a really long time
I also am learning how to break my bad habit of weighing myself everyday. During Week 1 and 2, I would weigh myself every morning and could feel myself getting discouraged. My weight stayed exactly the same during the first two weeks. This week, I put away the scale and decided to focus on how I feel and what I eat. I have also incorporated the WeightWatchers program to my Project: Get in Shape, not so much because I need to lose a ton of weight. More so because I want to learn how I can eat healthier. This week, I have been cooking at home and tracking everything I eat. Now, I am only allowed to weigh myself once a week.
With my new workout routine, my body sweats at least nine hours a week. My skin feels and looks amazing!
Please remember, although I am a licensed esthetician, I'm not a doctor. Please consult with your doctor or physician before incorporating a get-in-shape program of your own to your own lifestyle. Everybody's body needs and health concerns are different.