Wednesday, February 06, 2013
The people who work at the gym are beginning to know who I am. The man who signed me up looked at me when I walked in the other day and said, "Kimberly. You're here every day, aren't you?"
Week one of ignoring the scale and I'm wondering what I should do to still monitor my progress. I do well with setting goals and having plan in place. Aimlessly going to the gym will get old for me fast without a measure of success. I found SparkPeople's fitness page today and I think I may try to do their fitness test once a week to see how I measure up. Fitness is the goal, so this may be an effective way to force myself to push forward.
Plus, I can continue to do these tests after my break from the scale.
Here's the article in case you missed it: www.sparkpeople.com/reso
If you're looking to fit the gym into your busy schedule and haven't figured out a way to do it, I suggest simply making it part of your daily routine. Everyday you wake up. You go to work/school. You probably eat lunch at the same time each day, roughly.
I make it a point to go to the gym after work. It's very, very rare that I have to rush home for anything, as I only have myself to feed dinner and no cable to distract me. The gym is so close to my apartment, that it's impossible to come up with a really good excuse why I can't drive my car an extra block. Since it's become a natural part of my routine, I feel like I've missed a part of my day if I don't go for some reason.
As for the weekends, I take a class Sunday morning, which takes care of that. Can't miss class. And Saturday is either a free day or I go with my boyfriend. We don't work out together per say, but knowing that we are both planning on being there holds us to that commitment.
What ways do you fit excising into your day? What challenges have you faced while balancing your tight schedule with you gym time?
Not counting how many pounds to go.