So, here it is. Me in my backyard kickboxing with the dragonflies. It's not perfection, but it's a start. I've even taught/co-taught kickboxing sessions at the Universal Martial Arts of the Florida Keys dojo. I'll be there doing my thing most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. And in a couple of weeks I'll start doing Saturday morning sessions. So, take a look. Tell me what you think. I can't wait to read your comments.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
I have flat feet, so running can be painful (good running shoes help some). Therefore, I don't take to the pavement often. So, yesterday I did an 8 mile bike ride instead. It took in alost an hour. I wasn't riding my absolute hardest (I wanted to make sure there was something left in the tank to get back). I was a nice ride. I rode from mile marker 101 to mile marker 105 and back. I'd like to do it at least once a week. My new school is about 9 miles away. I could bike there on a good day. I said I was going to try it before school. Guess that means this week. I'll actually be doing preplanning. During that time, it work out well because it's during an adjustment period. I'll shoot for Wednesday. (Humpin' on Hump Day) Let's see how it goes.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
So I've been trying to figure out what will help motivate me. It's funny too because as I'm checking my email I see and invite from my sister saying... "Get in shape with me on MyFitnessPal." Coincidence? I think not. One of the number one weight loss tips is to do it with a partner. Find some one to be accountable to. Want to make it more interesting? Wager. There are websites that let you "gamble" with your weight. I can't recommend any of the sites, because I've never tried them. Still, I know they exsist. I've even been tossing about the idea of letting you guys in on the action. See, I was thinking, I could ensure 6 days a week of working out by putting my money where my running shoes are. You see, I could say, the first person to text me at 8pm and ask if I've worked out could win $5... but only if I haven't worked out. I'd have to be completely honest... and we'd have to have some guidelines as to what a real workout is... cause I count swimming, canoeing, and leisure bike riding (among other things). But, it's not set in stone. So, if you like the sound of it, send me a comment. I need all the motivation I can get.
Update: Youtube removed my video because it was too long. :( But... don't you worry your pretty little head. I'm going to go out there today and brave the elements (AGAIN) just to bring you a little more footage. So, stay tuned.