Friday, August 28, 2009

Still struggling with the routine

This week has been an unexpected struggle. I've been finding it difficult to get back into my old routine. The S.O. and I have managed two days at the gym this week, and I spent a good two hours trekking across North Brooklyn on Wednesday.

Yesterday's run at the gym went alright. I warmed up, reset the treadmill, and ran for 2 miles, finishing my run in 23 minutes. Running on a treadmill is both harder and easier now that I've spent time running outside. It is easier to go faster, the effort to move forward is less. It is harder mostly because it is boring. Part of that boredom is due to the fact that I busted the screen on my workout ipod, and am still trying to set up my iphone with all my workout tunes.

One good thing about being back in the gym is that I've added strength training back into my routine. Well, I think it's a good thing, my abs disagree. Hopefully by the end of next week I'll be able to do my strength set (with slightly reduced weight) without feeling like I'm gonna die.

3 comments:

fattygetsfit said...

i think it takes about 14-21 days to make a habit...so keep on trying and it won't be so bad!

{cher} said...

i heard 28 days for a habit to set it, who knows. i'm sure for everyone it's different. i just know once you get off track (like i have) it's SO hard to get back on. kudos to you!

livinghealthyintherealworld said...

It's always a good thing when your muscles can feel it!

- Sagan

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