I always seem to be changing up my exercise plan. I come up with a plan, get geared up for it, try it for a while, and then it fizzes out. With that said, I’ve got a revised plan. Part of my inspiration comes from watching a marathon go through my neighborhood. It was very inspiring, and I think it would be great to jog every day, even if it’s only a small distance that gets increased over time.
Most recently, I’ve been trying the plan from the Navy Seal Workout Book. For my new plan, I’ve taken out the push-ups and sit-ups. That leaves me with a walk or jog warm-up, stretching, and then a jog or swim. In a way, it’s similar to triathlon training, just without the bike (thus biathlon). I guess I’m more into swimming and jogging than cycling.
I typed up a chart to organize my exercise. I’m currently in Level 2 of the book. I walk 15 min. for my warm-up and then jog 1 mile (or swim 825 yards = half a mile). After 5 workouts, I warm up and then jog 2 miles.
As you can see in the picture above, I’ve taken into account that I’ve already done the workouts for the first week. (I’m doing 4 weeks per level.)
If I feel up to it, I’ll add in the push-ups and sit-ups from the book, but I don’t want them to hold me up.
I don’t have a wall calendar right now, so I made a workout one using a page from a travel guide, construction paper, and my workout plan. Seeing the mountains inspires me to get moving, and seeing the 1 mile jog (and the fact that 1 mile is not so bad, especially when there’s no longer push-ups and sit-ups that must go with it) makes it seem a reachable thing to do each day.