Getting My Groove Back Challenge, Week One Look Back

Last week I challenged myself to get back into the groove of working out. The challenge was pretty cut and dry: workout three times a week for thirty minutes over the next four weeks for a total of at least twelve workouts. Extra Workouts in a week do not carry over to the next week. My thought process was pretty simple: get moving, stop obsessing over not meeting lofty goals, and have fun with working out again.

Week One was certainly succesful. It’s like something broke through after saying I didn’t have to workout five days a week for an hour a day. Suddenly, the energy to pull myself off the couch after work, change into my workout clothes, and throw on a DVD magically appeared. Better yet, I felt no guilt for taking more than one day off in a row, and my energy levels are getting back to where they should be. Go fig.

Progress on the Getting My Groove Back Challenge:

Getting My Groove Back Challenge:
March 22 – April 18, 2010: 4 weeks, 3 workouts a week, at least 12 workouts

Week 1 (3/22 – 3/28): 4/3 Total: 4 workouts total

  • Monday – Jillian Michaels Thirty Day Shred
  • Tuesday – Day Off
  • Wednesday – Petra Kolber’s Bootcamp Boogie and Upper Body Workout
  • Thursday – Belly Dance Workout and Lower Body Workout
  • Friday – Day Off
  • Saturday – Day Off
  • Sunday – Weight Watchers Gettin’ Fit Workout (High Intensity); Quick Fix Cardio Kickboxing Work Out, Upper Body Focus

Week 2 (3/29 – 4/04): 1/3 Total: 5 workouts total

  • Monday – Yoga Booty Ballet

Week 3 (4/05 – 4/11): 0/3 Total: 0
Week 4 (4/12 – 4/18): 0/3 Total: 0

I’m ready and excited for Week 2, and am already off to a great start: one workout in and it’s only the second day of week two!!!!

Has a steady workout program been eluding you? Have you fallen off the workout wagon? Yeah, I know this isn’t a super duper difficult challenge, but that’s not what I needed, and maybe it’s not what you need. Feel free to join in if you wish, you don’t have to finish at the same time. Let me know *your* progress!!!!

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2 Responses to Getting My Groove Back Challenge, Week One Look Back

  1. Kelli says:

    GOOD FOR YOU! :) I like reading this. I think so many times we set such lofty exercise goals for ourselves that we skip a day or two and we consider ourselves failures and just throw in the towel all together. I’m doing a “5 minutes a day” challenge right now. I committed to at least 5 minutes on the treadmill (I mean really…what excuse can I come up with not to do that..LOL). Most days I end up doing 15…its the getting up and getting my booty on the thing that’s the real hurdle.

    • Getting rid of the guilt was the key factor for me. And how right you are, those lofty goals can really set one back. Sure, I aim for five days a week, but I’m happy with three days and that’s what’s really important.

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