My journey

Move More: I will exercise

November 7, 2016

It’s been quiet on the blog, but not because I’ve fallen off the exercise bandwagon, well not completely at least. It’s been three weeks since I’ve last posted and for the most part, I’ve been sticking to my routine. The first two weeks I met my goals, but this past week was not that great.

Week ending 23 October 2016 in review

Last week has been interesting. In terms of exercise, I’ve done quite well and reached my goal. I aimed to cover a distance of 15kms, and I covered 17.98kms. I’m quite happy with this. My eating has however been terrible, but d

This week I do not aim to increase my distance. Instead my goal would be to once again cover a distance of 15kms.

Week ending 30 October 2016 in review

This week my study load began to pick up again. My final portfolio for one of my modules was due, but despite this, I completed 20,82kms. On Saturday a few friends and I participated in the Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer and it was really nice. I also won a cellphone from the organisers, which is really motivating. Winning stuff shouldn’t be the only motivation to exercise, but it is really a good perk.

Now that my body is beginning to get comfortable with the distance of my regular route, my new aim is to increase my speed. For the most part I’ve been walking and occasionally jogging short distances. As long as I covered the distance I set out for the day, I didn’t care how slow I was going or how long it took me. (This piece I wrote at the end of week ending 30 October 2016.)

The past week

This past week I did not meet my goal. In fact I haven’t met my 10 000 footsteps per day goal at all this week. Things were busy at work and I had my final law exam. Basically I came home, rested for a bit then studied. On Saturday I completed a whopping 2km on the treadmill. I didn’t want to go out because it was Guy Fawkes and kids were up to no good in the area, so I decided not to risk it. One may think that not exercising for a week doesn’t make much of a difference to your body, but honestly it doesn’t. I could feel my hips getting tighter from the lack of movement.

This upcoming week my goal is to cover 15kms. If it were not for the fact that I hadn’t exercise for the past week I would have increased my km goal.

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  • Reply Susann November 8, 2016 at 7:30 AM

    I admire that you stick to your exercise regime. 🙂

  • Reply lukeindiaramos November 8, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    I am so lazy to exercise but it is probably because I walk to school that I assume I get enough exercise.

    Actually quite motivating to see someone has their exercise routine all planned out 🙂 .

  • Reply Claire Henderson November 11, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    Good job sticking to it! I am so bad with keeping up a routine. X

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