Remember when I used to do Fit Friday posts? Oh yeah, me too! I’ve been trying to put together a post for my run along the Hudson while I was on vacation, but I haven’t had time to sit down and sort through the pictures and decide which ones to use in my post. I promise I will post that next week.
I’ll even pinky swear it. (Now you know I’m serious.)
In the meantime, I do owe you all an update on my strength training challenge that ends, well, tomorrow, actually. (I had to reference my original post for that bit of info which should give you an indication of how well this challenge is went.)
See up there where I said it went well? Yeah, I was lying.
Actually, it started out really well, and I did a great job while I was on vacation. I was actually 100% successful on vacation. It’s when I got home that things fell apart which frankly just seems bass-ackwards to me.
I’m definitely frustrated with myself here. (In case all my snark didn’t give that away!) I’m at a point where I actually feel totally clueless on how to get myself to stop blowing off my strength training. Every time I find a method that I think is going to work, I do really well for a week or two then I quit all together.
They say the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Well, I guess I’m just a little bit insane because I’m trying this again in the month of September. Same rules apply with one change: every Friday, I’m going to plan out the next week’s strength training. I’m not just going to pick the days; I’m going to pick the routines too. They can still be anything I want, but I must decide in advance. If I do not post my routine, please get on me about it.
I’ve also better prepared myself to plan my workouts. I went through my gigantic stack of Women’s Health Magazines (aka the magazine subscription that just won’t end!) and tore out all the workout routines. I’ve also printed the guides from some of the SparkPeople workouts and copied the recipes from Smart Girls Do Dumbbells. All of these things are going to be put into a binder (They’re currently in a neatly sorted pile.) so Sgt. Pepper can’t snack on them. I’ve also, also started an Evernote notebook devoted to collecting links for online videos and routines.
I’m going to establish a strength training routine if it kills me…and at this rate, it just might.