Monday, August 29, 2016

Exercise? Didn't I just do that last week?

I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again. -Joan Rivers Phyllis Diller
  • AM: 15 minutes yardwork. It's not too hot, for once. done
  • Noon: 30 minutes yardwork. And the yard is a mess. done
  • PM: 1 hour elliptical. done!

Friday, August 26, 2016

One of the great things about an exercise blog

I really don't feel like exercising today. It's 10 in the morning and it's already starting to feel hot. HOWEVER Since if I don't exercise today, I'd have to post that, I decided to find some kind of exercise I can get in today that qualifies.
  • AM: 15 minutes on the elliptical. - done!
  • Noon: 15 minutes yardwork. More, if there's a breeze. - done
  • PM: I am going to go to the nice air conditioned library and climb stairs.- Fail

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Have you seen my motivation anywhere? I could've sworn it was right here...

Tired. No energy. Just want to go back to sleep. So I post my day's exercise schedule here in the hope that it will motivate me to move.
  • AM: 15 minutes on the elliptical- done
  • Noon: 30 minutes yardwork - switched this for a 30 minute walk instead. Needed to run errands. Combining drudgery with exercise. Win!
  • PM: 45 minutes on the elliptical. I want to ramp up the duration, push myself a little. Hopefully, I'll be awake by then. - done!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Running away from home was a good idea

Yachats beach

Sometimes, running away from home is the mature, adult thing to do. I spent the night in a hotel overlooking the beach. It was blessedly cool, with touches of fog, and I fell asleep listening to the sound of the surf.
Of course, when I came home it was 85 degrees in my house at 9 pm, but I still felt better.

    Exercise du jour:
  • AM: 30 minutes elliptical - done. Well, 20 minutes. Need to squeeze in another 10 minutes at noon.
  • Noon: 30 minutes elliptical - done. Got in 40 minutes, she said smugly.
  • PM: 15 minutes elliptical - done

Friday, August 19, 2016


Bird walking the beach (5816907810) (2)

Exercise du jour: Walking. Just walking. One hour. That is my goal.Done! I imitated the bird in the picture and went to the beach, which was blessedly cool. Perfect walking weather.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

There's more than one way to be flexible

We're looking at a mini heat wave. Well, not be the standards of anyone who's been sweltering east of the Rockies, but for the Pacific Northwest it's going to be way too hot. So I'm changing the exercise schedule to reflect the life of the AC-deprived.
  • Morning: 1 hour ellipticalling crack o' dawn. Managed 45 minutes.
  • Noon: 30 minutes yardwork (in the shade), 15 minutes elliptical. Done
  • Going to the library or Starbucks or some other place blessed with ACOh, baby, Done!
Achievable goals, I haz them. I hopes.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Stretch or Kvetch

I've been doing pretty good with the steady exercising on the elliptical. (Well, apart from Friday, which, as I've already explained, never happened.) But I have been falling down in an epic fail when it comes to stretching. My subconscious apparently thinks it's not Real exercise and that I shouldn't have to do it.
It's going to be very hot this week, so I'm going to change up my schedule:
  • Morning: 15 minutes elliptical done
  • Noon: 30 minutes yardwork done
  • Afternoon: 30 minutes yard work and 15 minutes stretching. And maybe kvetching as well. done
For now, I'll skip the evening exercise and concentrate on doing things before it gets too hot.