For the month of December, I’ll be participating in Reverb 10. Each day gives a new prompt, which is a chance to reflect on 2010 and manifest what’s next in 2011.
December 13 – Action
When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step? (Author: Scott Belsky)
This prompt is perfect for me because I am someone who is full of
good great phenomenal ideas but who sometimes lacks the follow through on said ideas, especially when it comes to weight loss.
Since I always have lots of ideas brewing and bubbling, I’m just going to focus on the one that seems to give me the most trouble – working out.
2010’s mantra for weight loss was Take Action. And I’ve made significant strides towards that aim, but if we’re talking strictly in terms of results, the mantra wasn’t very successful. And one reason why is because I tend to have grandiose plans that I can’t realistically accomplish.
So in keeping with that, I’m going to try something new – keeping it simple.
24 Hour Fitness has streamlined lots of their procedures in order to make things simpler for their members, including check-in. Now instead of having to remember my card (or remember where I last put my card), all I have to do is type in my phone number, and along with a scan of my fingerprint, I’m all checked in. Easy peasy.
And getting to the gym really isn’t as difficult as I make it out to be in my head (why do I build it up to be this big deal?). I have the gym bag packed with clothes, shoes, headphones – even a towel – all I have to do is drive there and spend 45 minutes or so giving it my all.
In order to make this action – working out at the gym – more pleasurable and something that I’m inclined to look forward to I’m going to start trying out the classes they offer because they’re more fun than just hitting the elliptical machine for 35 minutes. Although some days that’s a perfect workout, too. But when I’m feeling more social, nothing beats a fun group exercise class.
So for this week, (which is all I want to commit to) here’s the plan: All of the days will include walking Lulu, but if I have no other organized exercise, I’ll walk her for 45 minutes.
Monday: core (deadbugs, crunches), elliptical
Tuesday: off day
Wednesday: Aqua Aerobics
Thursday: Bikram Yoga
Friday: off day
Sunday: SharQui – Belly Dancing
Now that the plan is in place, all that’s left is to turn it into action.