Sorry for the complete lack of posting for the past few weeks! I went straight from exams to holidays. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas & New Year's. Tell me: what was your favourite thing about the holidays? Any New Year's resolutions?
I make resolutions in May, not January for a number of reasons. One because my birthday always makes me feel like it's a new year - I'm another year older, so therefore I should start looking towards the future. Secondly, because I usually make the rookie mistake of trying to reform my exercise habits & it's a lot easier to do that when it's warm out! Vowing to go to the gym every day when it's -20 Celsius with three feet of snow on the ground is just plain silly. I therefore use New Year's as a time to evaluate my progress. This year, I decided I would try & be more active. How has that fared in the first six months? Here's a little update...
I did really well until September. For the first few months, I was running three times a week with DTE in preparation for my first 5K race. I was also taking golf lessons. After school started up in September, though, I basically put away my exercise gear & stopped doing anything. Since about October, the only exercise I've gotten is the ten minutes each way walk to my bus twice a day. I'm currently giving myself a minimal passing grade for progress.
In order to combat my current lack of exercise, I'm going to make a plan. I managed to schedule all of my classes to be on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, which leaves me quite a lot of time to get to the gym or outside or wherever. My only problem is that I'm rarely excited to exercise. Do you have any ways to get over this? New music, new gear, new form of exercise? I'd love suggestions!