I DID IT!
60 consecutive days of working out. This means time to check this baby off as done! So exciting. 🙂
The unconventional things I discovered about working out every day:
- It’s not exactly earth friendly. More showers and a ton more laundry. Save water? Right. I’m expecting our water bill to go up because of my new “healthy” habit.
- Good hair day? What good hair day?! If I was more vain/not lazy, I would wash, blow dry and then iron my hair every day, but I’m not! These days my hair is up in a pony tail most of the time, which sets a nice crimp. Sweet.
- I have the best farmer’s tan EVER. ‘Nuff said.
- I’ll be funding Coppertone’s Christmas party. Never in my life have I ever run out of sunblock until now…
- The mind is one sneaky SOB. Duct taping my mind’s mouth was tough, but once I shoved it into the backseat, I realized that was half the battle. I cannot believe how convincing it is.
- My body and I are BFFs. After quieting my mind, it was pretty easy to get to know my body. The body is an amazing functioning machine! Working out every day means I learning how different foods – and when i eat them – affects my performance. For example, I don’t each much carbs to begin with (it puts me to sleep and I quit coffee!), but I found out that eating one serving of whole-grain pasta with marinara sauce before I go running contributes a lot to my stamina. It’s great to actually be able to use carbs exactly what it’s for instead of pleasure.
- My life revolves around workouts. I realized this when I started hunting down Marriott Hotels (they have fitness centers) to stay in for our Europe trip at the end of this year. Because exercise is such a priority, I’m pretty stubborn as to what I will/won’t do based on my workout time. (It’s borderline OCD!) I’m lucky to have a fiance who supports me in this, but I can’t imagine what it would be like if I had s super active social life.
- Add another item to Expenses. Sunblock, water, outfits, sneakers, hat, detergent etc. Don’t let this deter you though. Working out everyday helped me understand this as more of an investment, as in health. After all, If we buy clothes for work, why not to work out too?
- Dopamine rocks! Runner’s high is the BEST ever. I’d bottle that sh!t up if I could.
- Every day I workout means it’s a great day. 60 straight days of workouts equates to 60 straight days of euphoria. What better reason – aside from health – is there to work out? Get up and go!
I’m not sure how long I’ll continue this, but that’s just my attempt at staying in the present. It’s so much easier when I break things up into “todays” and put off tomorrow until tomorrow, you know? I’ll blog about this less frequently but probably still regularly, like once a week or every two weeks for major changes in my workout plan or when I make major progress. It’s pretty fun keeping track of consecutive days!