Nursing school is stressful. Starting this week I'll have clinical on Thursday from 7AM to 230PM. Meaning I have to get up in time to leave by 5:30 to get to our site on time. I have mound of homework I should be doing. I have two tests this week. Regardless, I should not use it as an excuse for the roughly 15 pounds I have gained since I was at a more comfortable weight. I have always been heavier than most my age but I always credited to my height. Being six foot tall I'm allowed to weigh more right? Wrong. It might actually be a reason for me to need to work harder.
A half hour really isn't that much. Especially when it comes to working out but it will add up. A half hour sitting on the couch does quickly...
So here is my goal. Written out so I can stay accountable.
I am going to add at least 30 minutes of physical activity at least three times a week.
To start! Because of my crazy schedule and hours this will allow me a little bit of lead way to get into the routine.
I don't have a gym membership because of the fact that I wouldn't use it. I like the privacy of my own basement where I can
1) wear whatever I choose to because no one else is there with me
2) look like a complete fool when doing it but it doesn't matter because I'm by myself.
3) Do laundry at the same time.
Do whatever works for you. I like Zumba because even if I don't know how to do the move or [more likely] am not coordinated enough to do them, as long as I'm moving I'm working out. (The instructor on the game is very encouraging too.) I'm a huge time person. I like to see the amount of time I have left. There are many different styles of dances and tempos. I'm still on beginner but it is still a great work out.
There are many other great work out games for Kinect. This was one of my justifications for buying the Kinect so it's time to get more use out of it!
Check out Operation Pants Fit. I don't tweet but if you do join up. Having someone to keep you motivated and accountable really helps. That's what my hubby shoulda done last night! Starting today we are starting to change our lives!
PS. I'm not turning this into a work out blog either. But that what Calee from Life +Running (Creator of #operationpantsfit ) is for. There are several other great workout blogs there too. So many people have started training for 5Ks or half's too it would be easy to find a workout partner.