In an attempt to follow my own advise, I decided to post my goals for 2013 here for all to see. Some are bigger or smaller than others. Some I already do anyway but I want to make a mental note to keep doing them. Some will be challenging.
One (the work out routine) is an old friend whom I have yet to conquer, but I believe I have identified the reasons why I have failed in the past and have tailored a plan to work around that. I know it’s the oldest one in the book, but I have often found myself using the old excuse of not having time to work out. Solution: Work out at home (mostly) and fit mini-work outs in when I walk Ralphy in the morning (something I already do anyway). The other issue I have run into since I stopped rowing is boredom. I was a personal trainer for a year, I have a bachelors in Exercise Science, I am a chiropractor, and I still get bored working out. I know more about the movement I do than any one human being needed to know about movement, and yet, I mentally yawn just thinking about going to the gym. I rowed in college and ran and lifted weights for cross training, but that extra stuff was all because of my love for rowing. I just wanted to be a good rower. Well, that and I knew I had to go to the boathouse every morning or Rudy would probably find me and hurt me. I think I need a workout that 1. Keeps me interested 2. keeps me accountable or 3. Is rowing. Here are my ideas so far.
1. Groupons are a fabulous way to explore what is available in your area AND keep your workout boredom at bay! I bought three workout related groupons right before the new year, which will give me a great sample-platter of workouts to keep me interested. I really enjoyed the first class I went to and will most likely continue to work out there after the groupon runs out : )
2. As of last night, I have officially recruited a workout buddy! Involving friends is a great way to make working out fun AND keep you accountable. I make a really good workout buddy (I have a lot of toys and experiance putting together workout plans), but I make a lousy solo-work outer.
3. My ultimate goal is to join the boat house here in Tempe so I can get back on the water again. I think if I can get myself in decent shape and start rowing again, it will help me keep my eyes on the prize when I do non-rowing workouts.
Practicing what she
preaches writes about,
Nikki Cyr, D.C.
Pointing out the reasons is a great tip! There are lots of hindrances that distract us from doing our routines, and boredom is what I think the most common. It’s a good thing that they created lots of training programs or routine nowadays that are easy, fun, and effective. People will surely be encouraged to do it regularly. Anyway, these are good goals. I hope it work well with you and soon achieve all of it.