Friday, November 09, 2012

Day 30: DONE!

I rounded off my 30 day workout challenge with a very tough kickboxing session with Geoff this morning. (Tough cos of lack of sleep this week). But Yay!

It feels really great to have reached this milestone...And I do feel fitness becoming a habit. I was ready to run for miles after not working out during the hurricane last week. It has become something my mind and body crave.

Stats - There were 3 days I didn't workout due to the hurricane. That set aside, there were 3 days that I attempted workouts but I wasn't necessarily happy with the quality/time spent. So overall, I think I managed to stay true to the challenge itself. But I'm sending 120$ to Hurricane Sandy relief as promised.

I was thinking about the challenges that I've come across... waking up early, working out with low sleep/energy, squeezing a workout into an already mad day...these problems I can handle. For me the hardest parts have been working out on Saturdays and working out when I'm under stress. I found a cure for Saturdays by engaging in a new type of activity every time. So as my weekly routine is mostly kickboxing and walking, I go for a dance class on Saturday ... or ride a bike .. or something else outdoors. The stress workout is a bigger problem which I'm still dealing with. If I'm under extreme stress, I usually don't think about working out. This is something I'll have to be innovative about - optimism is the answer I believe.

Thanks for following along and all the encouragement. I promise to continue this challenge onwards..

I leave you with this...

"One of the hardest parts of life is deciding whether to walk away or try harder" --Unknown source


Day 29: almost there

Quickie: 1 hour of calisthenics! 

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Day 28: BAM!

BAM! For Obama being re-elected :)
And BAM! For 1 hour of kickboxing with Geoff.

Home stretch... 2 more days.

Day 27: Waiting on elections

1 hour of calisthenics while watching the election coverage and pretending to work too :)

Monday, November 05, 2012

Day 26: I could have kissed the punching bag

70 minutes of kickboxing and Sandy story exchange with Geoff.

Holy crap - that was an acute withdrawal from kickboxing!! Sleeplessness and painful heel blisters be damned. I felt like I was drinking water after days.

This also makes me realize I need a kickboxing strategy for when I'm in India. The other thing I'm realizing is that this is the home stretch of the 30 day challenge :)

Day 25: Freezing walks

Gym routine starts tomm. I'm in Geoff withdrawal and kickboxing withdrawal.

Today's workout was a 5.5 mile walk in the freezing cold wind. Worth it. Found some new music and died happily :)

Day 24: Amble

Late post - Saturday - Nov 3rd

Gym is closed, park is closed and visitor is in town. Today's best effort was a 3 mile amble.

20$ towards the challenge monies. I think this collection is going to go towards Sandy relief.

Day 23: Run

Late post - Friday - Nov 2nd.

My gym is still closed thanks to the crane. Quick 3 mile run at the GS gym today.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Day 22: SoPo Walk

I really wanted to see how the area of SoPo was doing post hurricane. The blackout had turned it completely into zombie-land. Oh also - SoPo means South of Power :P

Speed walked 6.5 miles today. 4.3 miles from work to home. And then 2.2 miles from UES to home.

Feelin' good :)

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Day 21: back to normal

4 mile walk. Thanks to the Shah Menons for company.