I did pretty good sticking to my fitness goals last month. Overall, I completed more than 93 total miles on my recumbent bike. I also did pretty good with the strengthening work. I did skip a few days. I’ve been tracking my workouts on Daily Mile and that has helped me a ton. I can better track my efforts and I’m more motivated to keep on track so I don’t have empty days, haha. Days skipped for November?
Nov 1 – Migraine
Nov 20 – Don’t recall why – probably fatigue
Nov 24 – Also probably due to fatigue
Nov 28 – Bad Migraine
Nov 29 – Bad Migraine
Nov 30- Extreme Fatigue
So I skipped 6 days. Not all of the days I did work out on were aerobic either. Some of those days were strenghtening work only. Week one was 5 aerobic wo, week 2 was 4 aerobic wo and week 3 and 4 were 3 aerobic wo each. Overall, I am pretty pleased with my efforts. I think I did my best considering what I’m up against.
So that brings me to this month’s goals. Currently, stress is high and fatigue is extreme. Despite my work outs, strength in my limbs is very low right now. Like everything has been sapped out of them. I think it’s temporary but I’m going to listen to my body and take it a bit slow this month – or at least until I spring back.
Goal for this month is daily exercise. No mile limit, no time limit. Just some sort of strengthening or aerobic effort each day. I’m going for all green on the Daily Mile 😉 I think I’ll stick to the 100 marker on days I feel good. That means at least 100 push ups (or weight lifts when my arms won’t support my body due to weakness), at least 100 reps of some sort of ab work and to try to burn at least 100 calories aerobically each day. And on the tough days, whatever I can manage. Even if it’s just 1 mile. Or 10 pushups. Or whatever I can manage 🙂 I’ve already missed Wednesday because I was completely wiped out. I actually had to nap twice just to get through that day :p Hopefully that will be the only skip this month. So, we’ll see how it goes 😉
Wishing you all a healthy and happy holiday season!