Friday, June 4, 2010
Weekends not weak ends
I am so thankful for the weekends. So far, I don’t have mandatory workouts on Saturday or Sunday, and knowing that keeps me motivated throughout the week.
As you’ll recall, my current routine is 2.5 miles on the treadmill each morning Monday through Friday, kickboxing on Monday night, Body Sculpt and Zumba on Wednesday night, and Zumba on Friday night.
I change that as necessary, of course, when stuff comes up.
(Wasn’t that a breezy, go-with-the-flow statement? I’m trying!)
I know that eventually, I’ll likely have to add a mandatory workout on the weekend, but right now I like giving myself permission to rest if I need to, or to freestyle it.
So I’ve come up with a little rule for myself on the weekends: Do something fit and something fun.
A lot of times, my “fit” option is mowing the lawn, which it will be this weekend.
Sometimes, it works out where my fit and fun come together, which is strapping my son in his stroller and taking him around the neighborhood or for a walk around our favorite park.
He loves it, and so do I.
Maybe you’re far more adventurous than I am, and it can mean going for a hike or canoeing. Maybe it’s working in your garden.
I’d like to go soon to a batting cage and golf driving range.
My point is, it doesn’t have to be in a gym where someone is counting your reps, or on the treadmill where you’re staring at a wall.
Weekends are a perfect time to trick yourself into getting some exercise.
Fit and fun. Keep moving, keep smiling.
It sure beats the alternative.
See you Monday.