The best intentions…
Last spring I blogged about Ripping Up The Workout Schedule. It was the end of June, I was tired. I’d been following a schedule for so long that nothing was fun anymore. I didn’t want to do any of the workouts I normally enjoyed. I dreaded every trip to the pool. Every run was a slog. So I made the decision to rip up my schedule and only do what was fun.
How did it go?
It was excellent. I went for walks, I did a few hikes with my kids, I threw in a few runs with some people I never get to spend time with, paddled around on a board and in a kayak and I even got back on the knee board a few times.
As far as taking it easy and not following a schedule…total success.
I didn’t feel bad about not getting up early to go for long runs. I didn’t feel guilty because I missed a workout on the schedule. It felt awesome.
And of course there’s a but.
I do have a tendency to put off my workouts if they’re not scheduled a little bit. And I know I need to be active in order to feel good. SO…
It’s September and it’s back to reality. For me, September has always felt more like the start of a new year than January. And that means it’s time to set some goals.
It also means it’s back to some sort of routine.
Now I just have to figure out what that is. Setting new fitness goals is exciting but it’s also scary because after two months off of scheduled activity, it’s kind of like starting all over again. And that sucks.
I’ll be honest, I have tossed around the idea of not scheduling any workouts and continuing with my ‘do it if you want to’ theory. It would be easier. I wouldn’t have to go through the period of suffering as I build my fitness level up again. (And after two pool workouts this week, I am suffering.) Plus, you can’t burn out if you’re not doing anything. Right?
But I know that’s not the answer either.
So, I’ll work on my schedule and I’ll set some goals and then I’ll work my ass off trying to reach them. Because who am I kidding? That’s what I do.
So, who’s with me? Are you setting some fitness goals for the ‘new year’? Come on…join me. There’s accountability in groups. So state your goals, stay accountable. You know you want to…