Just keep your head down and walk
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
When I say "keep your head down", I don't mean it in a negative way like being sad. I mean it more like the expression "stick to your knitting". Yes, this is my annual starting-over health and fitness post, but I don't want to make a big deal out of it. I have a tendency to talk about a thing so much that I feel as though I already did it. I talk about knitting more than I knit, I talk about games more than I actually play, and to the detriment of my health I talk about fitness too much when I decide to get back in shape. I will exercise on Monday and talk about how well that session went for the next five days, which will make me feel as though I exercised five day that week -- but I DIDN'T. I've got to fix that.
Another problem I have is doing too much tweaking to my fitness program. After three or four session on the treadmill, I will start to think I should be doing more so I can get fit more quickly. I'll do something stupid like go from 10 minutes' walking one day to 60 minutes' aerobics the very next day, and then I can't move for a week. That stretches into a month and then a year. I know that fitness experts say that you should change your routine every six days, but I think that in my case I need to stick to one thing until I see some progress.
So the goal this time is to only talk about fitness on this Sparkpeople blog and stick to my boring walking program until I start to show some improvement. Let's see how I do!