Last post, I confessed that I haven't been the healthy young adult that I should be. I don't put much thought into what I eat and I don't work out or run because I'm generally lazy and because I can entertain myself endlessly by researching random topics online.
Before I get too far into this though, I have to say THANKS to everyone who commented on my last post. You were all very encouraging and had lots of good tips. You all taught me to start small and to find healthy activities that I enjoy. So I might as well start with a list of things that I know I enjoy:
- Rock Climbing
- Table Tennis
- Ice Hockey
- Small amounts of running
I have already joined my work's ice hockey league and we play about once a week. I've been meaning to find a local table tennis club and playing there once a week as well. I went rock climbing twice earlier this year and plan on getting a membership to a local climbing gym (the only kind of gym I like!).
If I can commit to all of these activities that I truly enjoy and sprinkle in a little 5K training, then I'll be active just about every day of the week! So my goals for August are:
- Get a rock climbing gym membership
- Try out a local table tennis club
- Run twice a week for 15 minutes each
My dad and I used to play table tennis all the time when I was growing up and I've always been meaning to get back into it.
I also need to do some fitness workouts outside of sports. I can easily do sit-ups, push-ups, and planks several times throughout the day. In the interest of starting small, my goal for August is to do 1 set of 20 sit-ups, 10 push-ups, and 30 sec planks per day.
This sounds like a lot, but it truly is just a lot of little things I can add here and there. Then as time goes on, I can increase the reps and frequency. Gretchen and I have a friend who is into rock climbing too, so that'll be extra motivation to head over to the gym (the climbing gym!).
Next post, I'm going to talk about my progress with my new goals, what changes I plan to make diet-wise, and how I picture my healthy self 1 year from now.
What are some of your favorite ways to stay fit?
Do you make monthly goals?
What other topics do you want Dan to cover?
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