Today is a storm day, so I had time to work on my Fitness Bullet Journal.
Warning: Something barely passable as "art" ahead. Proceed with a fair amount of remembering the "A for effort" concept, and be kind!
I added a page for my "Zombies, Run!" app.
I'm not a natural runner, and I don't tend to run unless I am motivated by something, such as running from a rainstorm, or a tiger. The "Zombies, Run!" app is doing a good job of simulating the latter! Yesterday I went for a walk, and I successfully moved faster than I would normally when I got an alert there were zombies incoming. One of the alerts occurred when I was going up a rather steep hill. When I got the alert, I looked at the hill with dread and thought, "Seriously??" This is a hill that I wouldn't voluntarily run up, but since I was being 'chased' by Zombies, I had to get up there. My heart was pounding, but I successfully 'evaded' them. I was actually pretty proud that I did it!
I have shunned jogging and running in the past due to high impact. However, I read something recently that changed my mind. A reasonable amount of medium to high impact exercises helps to retain bone mass. As I have officially entered middle age, this is something I need to be aware of. Resistance training and a little bit of jogging will help retain bone mass as I age. I'm never going to be a marathoner, but a wee bit of jogging might be a good thing. I'm actually starting to enjoy myself on my jogs. It is nice that you can jog almost anywhere, and all you need is a pair of shoes. I love riding my bike, but it does require hauling and setting up my gear.
The next page I added is my HIIT workouts for the gym. On days when the weather is inclement, I need to head for the gym. These will also serve me in the winter when I can't ride my bike outside anymore. My gym log is a little sparse right now because I'm exercising outdoors.
Finally, I added a habit tracker and a strength training tracker.
Strength training has traditionally been my weakest fitness point. I'm just not good at following a program. Hence, my strength training tracker is only tracking how *consistently* I perform these activities. I'm not tracking weight or reps right now. I purely want to get into the habit of doing it. Once it feels normal for me to be doing this, then I'll work on gains.
I also added miscellaneous pages like "Rules for Eating Out", "Chores" and "To-Dos". My in-laws are coming to visit in August, so I have to be prepared for restaurant meals, and getting the house straightened up before they get here!
I'm feeling pumped! The nice thing about this process is I feel like I'm planning and organizing like a pro scheduler. I feel like I'm on top of my game!