Remember this post? Well, I'm all done with that. I'm excited about exercise again!!!
I'm pretty sure that it is because I have been switching it up. Rediscovering the Wave has been amazing to me!
Another reason that I'm excited: I finally got that free exercise bike from my cousin yesterday!!! It's just a basic recumbant bike, but it has the ability to increase the resistance, which is a challenge for my leg muscles.
Plus, it's in the front room. Which is the main TV room, so now I can look forward to watching DVD shows as well as DVRed shows, all while exercising! How exciting. :-)
One more reason that I'm excited about exercising: I have some new goals.
1st goal: to become a runner.
Yes, I badly want to be a runner. I have spent years telling myself that I couldn't run for many reasons. Mostly, that I am very prone to shin splints.
Well, I finally figured out that if I do shin strengthening exercises a couple of times a week, and ice my shins after a run, I can pretty much avoid shin problems. :-) :-) :-)
This weekend, I did three days in a row of running intervals. Run one minute, walk one minute, run two minutes, walk one minute. Back to one minute. And so on! It felt amazing! I felt so strong and beautiful while I ran. And I know that it worked my heart and a lot of other muscles, since I was drenched in sweat and sore the next day. I'm almost ready to start calling myself a "runner". Almost. I'll let you know. ;-)
Now I'm dreaming of 5Ks and half marathons in 2012... we'll see.
Another goal of mine: getting bikini ready. And yes, I know that this is a shallow, common goal. But I still want it!
I'm pretty sure that I'll look good in a bikini this summer, since last summer I rocked one at 180 or so, and thought that I looked good.
Why not really challenge myself into working on my thighs, butt, abs, back, and arms by working towards getting bikini ready?
I can't think of any reasons. So, official goal: get bikini ready.
The final reason that I'm getting more excited about exercise: It's a big stress reliever. Seriously. Here's my current week day schedule:
- Go to work for 8 hours.
- Go to class for 3 hours.
- Go to the library and study/do homework for an hour or two.
- Get home around 10pm.
- Eat a late dinner/take bath/study more/laundry/etc.
- Get some sleep...
What better way to start that crazy day than 40 minutes of high-intensity exercise??
What motivates you to exercise?
Do you have any fitness goals right now?