Well I did go to the gym, so it didn’t end up being a “no gym January” goal. I only went to the early morning classes because I thought it would be a little less new-year-resolution crazy but they were still packed! I was forced to get out of my bad habit of hitting the snooze button one or two (or three) times before actually getting out of bed because I had to get there early if I wanted a spot. I’d get there 15 minutes early and still be one of the last three to snatch a spot. Ugh. Complaining aside though, it was a great month for fitness.
I set a goal in December to get in 480-600 minutes of physical activity for the month of January. These minutes would only come from actual workouts, not the extra moving around I do throughout the day. I thought most of my workouts would be from Nike Training club since I thought I’d skip out on the gym more but I only used the app three times! Here’s the breakdown of my workouts:
Nike Training Club– 105 minutes
I tried a 45 minute advanced workout for the first time and wooooweee it kicked my butt. I usually do the 30 minute advanced but those so 15 minutes were brutal.
Body Pump– 540 minutes (classes are 60 minutes but I shave off 15 per class to account for the 5 min warm up, cool down, and time between sets to change weights.)
Running– 25 minutes
Since I only went to morning Body Pump classes I didn’t run beforehand. If I go in the afternoon I can get a one or two mile jog in before class.
“Warm” Yoga– 135 minutes
Like Body Pump, I counted 45 minutes out of the 60 minute class to account for stretching and that dead corpse pose I fall asleep in for the last 5 minutes. I got a Groupon for a yoga studio one mile from my home: 5 classes for $25. My friend and I both signed up for it and love it! I call it warm yoga because they keep the room at 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit so it’s not a blazing furnace but still warm. I have never done hot yoga before and now I know that will NEVER happen for me. I sweat oh so much during warm yoga I don’t even want to know what 105 or 120 degrees feels like! I still have two 60-minute classes I’ll finish up this week. It was a lot of fun and a great workout that left me feeling like jello but I’m not going to stick around for a membership since it’s $15/class.
Total time: 715 minutes!
Woo woo success! That comes out to an average of 178 minutes (three hours) per week. The sweaty yoga classes definitely helped out but this month was just a really good month for Body Pump. I always do two weekday morning classes and try to make a third on Saturdays if hubs and I are in town and this month we ended up being in town every weekend so I got 4 out of 4 Saturday classes in!
When I came up with my 2013 goals I tried to make sure they were SMART goals. Saying I’d workout 4 days a week for an entire year is not very realistic to me because if I fall one workout short of the 52 weeks then I didn’t accomplish that goal. I wanted to make a goal specifically for January because when I looked at my calendar the end was in sight so it made me put in a little extra effort to reach (and exceed) my goals. On to February!
How was month #1 of your new year resolution goals?