My last fitness update talked about being motivated to move with a lot of exercise options being considered. It all felt like one huge flurry of activity last month. But by now the dust has settled and a rhythm is emerging.
1. Group fitness classes –
I’m really not a big believer in steady-state cardio, preferring short bouts of HIIT and strength training instead. However, exercising on your own is just no fun, I’ll admit to that 🙂
My group fitness classes get me out of the house, remind me to take care of my appearance (yes, this tends to be neglected when you become sorta hermit-ish), and is a means to socialize. So for this alone, it’s still a go, 3 times a week.
2. Fitness Blender Program –
I noticed I was skipping those workouts that were nearly an hour or more long, so I’ve since switched to a program geared for busy people with workouts that stay within the 30~40 min range.
3. 14-day power yoga class –
Went down the drain. I couldn’t access the online classes – thankfully, they’re free – and the perfectionist me just felt it was no use pursuing another program mid-month
4. Walking and swimming –
I wasn’t able to do as much because of this annoying and dangerous haze that’s already lasted for perhaps 3 weeks or so. I don’t know what’s being done about it but an otherwise sunny late afternoon can look like this:
So I haven’t been enjoying my walks as frequently as I would’ve wanted to. I hope it clears up soon! 😥
1. Plan for next day’s meals the day/night before.
I’m right on top of this especially where it matters most – on weekdays. I prep a lot of stuff the night before so I can just heat up a good meal after coming home from the gym. Whenever I have had a decent breakfast, my cravings throughout the day are almost completely arrested.
I think this one’s in the bag! 🙂
2. Intermittent fasting. (6pm to 8am).
The 6pm cut-off is still a challenge.
Dinnertime is busy, as you can imagine, and it’s even more so if it’s also the ideal time to go for a walk I’m still experimenting with earlier cooking times and mayhaps will have to move the cut-off to 6:30pm altogether. This is still a work in progress.
Breakfasts no earlier than 8am.
I’ve got this one. The only time I fail is when I forget! And this has happened only once in the past 2 weeks 🙂
So to wrap up, I’m still gonna focus on these same goals for October. My energy and appetite should even out as well and, here’s to coming out stronger and fitter on the other side 😉