Hi everyone, Happy November! Today is such a weird day because I've already been up for awhile and it's only 7:10 thanks to Fall Back. I love getting an extra hour but I just want to make sure that I use it well :)
Yesterday my weekend got a little thrown off when Eric's head coach (for the football team he coaches) decided to switch up the normal weekends because of his own schedule (kind of annoying that the head coach can do that at the last minute, but anyway). Normally Eric has stuff all day on Saturday and either a quick meeting or nothing on Sunday. Turns out this week, they had Saturday off and today he has to get up early for football stuff. Eric and I had a totally productive day planned for today, we were going to do some major wedding/house related errands. However, the change in plans meant we could not do that anymore which does mean I can go to the Boston Blogger Lunch- so it's not all bad! But it also meant that Eric had to get up at the crack of dawn today so we couldn't go to Katie's Halloween Party last night. It was nice to have the night in together, but I was bummed because I feel like I've done so many obligatory things lately, I was ready for something relaxed...and I had a serious plot to wear my pink pajamas out of the house again haha. Oh well...the start of November means only a little over a month left of the football season :)
So...I have a confession to make. I have NOT been good about my work out routine lately. In fact, until yesterday I had not worked out at all in over a week. This very rarely happens to me, but here are my excuses:
1. I went away for 3 days. I brought my sneakers and work out clothes, but I got no sleep and therefore had no energy to work out.
2. I was tired and busy when I got back.
3. It was parent conferences week. I had a ton of work to catch up on and a ton of time was spent at work.
4. I got sick.
5. My knee started feeling better when I was not working out.
Even though I don't think these are terrible excuses, they are just that, excuses. Sure there were days last week when I didn't have a spare moment to work out. But there were also times when I choose to blog or do something else instead of working out. I am not mad at myself for this. I think my body, especially my knee, needed some time off. But every good break has end and so enter, my November fitness goals. I think November is a very important time to have specific fitness goals. It's a time of year when things get VERY busy, VERY cold, and nothing going on around us is very supportive of being healthy and working out a lot. It's a time for self motivation, so...
#1 Bike 200 Miles by 2010. This will include any biking outside left in the Boston weather and indoor spinning class. I will post how I am doing on the sidebar of my blog. Yesterday it was 70 degrees in Boston (freak accident obviously) so I enjoyed a nice outside bike ride. It was a bit different than my summer rides because of all the leaves...
My bike was very happy to be back out on the road, it's been at least a month since I broke it out.
And my body was simply happy to be back MOVING again! I didn't want to go too crazy since I am sick so I just biked 9 miles but that's 9 miles closer to 200.
I am also starting a Yoga Challenge for the month of November created by Leah from Simply Fabulous. The way she explains it is that we will do SOME yoga every day for the month of November. It will begin this week with 10 minutes of yoga per day, and then build on that depending on how well we are doing. Back in May I tried to do a yoga challenge by myself and it died pretty quickly, so I'm hoping the extra motivation of checking in with someone else will help me out. Speaking of that...I need to go upstairs and do some yoga before I lose motivation on Day 1!