Today I woke up in a state. Instead of feeling
- excited about a new day, week, month, year with a fresh start, I felt annoyed
- content, I felt dissatisfied
- calm, I felt restless
- at peace, I felt like starting an argument or picking a fight
- like writing prose, I wrote this drivel
What is happening… 😱
Time to re-calibrate.
Continue reading “Fitness in midlife: core, strength and stamina (and a video demonstration)”
♠ I have started a little venture. I have some new ideas about things and have diligently worked on those while the family was absent (camping trip) for the past few days (they’re back now). I’m close to completion and launching and hope I don’t chicken out.
♣ I have been cycling every evening. And walking occasionally. Like today. I walked to the store to get milk and yogurt. #GOMA
♥ Children are weird. Did you know this? Maybe not all children, but certainly mine.😉 Or at least my girl child is… This is what happened: Continue reading “Bullet points”
Welcome to the first post of GOMA™ (Getting Off My Ass) and re-start walking regularly. I have two participants: Andrea in Germany (twitter @inkovator) and LA in NYC. So far. We are encouraging each other to stay on track with 20 minutes of brisk walking per day (at minimum) and documenting some sort of proof that we did it. Continue reading “GOMA™ aka exercise by walking”
A couple of days ago my boot-camp lady sent an email advising us that she was finally able to secure a permit to hold outdoor classes at nearby parks. 😃
There are a few changes: bring your own yoga mat, maximum 10 people per class, distanced stations to circuit through, etc.
She will sanitize the equipment (weights, rope, balls etc) before, during and after.
It’s exciting…but, I’m hesitating.
Continue reading “Changes: something’s gotta give”
I went to my second-last boot camp session in a local church basement this morning. A group of local moms come here every Wednesday at 9:15 am, after the school morning routine, and we spend an hour working out, focusing mostly on core exercises, weight and strength training, and a little bit of cardio.
Back when I started eight weeks ago I did some jump rope. I could do something like 11 seconds before I had to stop from all the huffing and puffing.
Today, I did three sets of 80 seconds. That’s almost a minute and a half! 🙂 Continue reading “Endurance, cardio and other momlife fitness chatter”
This morning I really didn’t feel like going to boot camp.
Then I looked outside.
Car covered in snow.
Now I really, really didn’t feel like getting myself all packed up into layers to go to boot camp.
So when 9:05 came around … Continue reading “Hump day drivel”
I have been good with the low carb thing since Monday.
That’s a lie. Monday was a holiday and we were at the Autoshow and I had to eat greasy pizza for lunch. Continue reading “Carby excuses”
Boot camp was low in attendance today. One person was sick, several were on vacation on some sunny beach, and I don’t know where the other regulars were…There were only five of us, but two left early.
I still went. I like it there. I’m surprised by this. 🙂
I did jumping jacks today. Note to self: my cardio still needs improving. 😉 Continue reading “Midlife mom fitness attempts”