Whoops! I've been slacking with my posting… I guess I don't have anything new to report in terms of my wellness progress… That, and life has got in the way.
I have gone to the gym Monday, Tuesday and today. I am getting better at some things. I think my fitness is improving, slowly, but improving.
It's such a hard thing to measure I guess. Maybe I need to make an afternoon this weekend to set-up a bench mark of things - how ling it takes me to run 100m & 500m, how many sit-ups, push-ups, star jumps and burpees (!)* I can do. Time how long I can maintain the plank position for. Those bench dip things that are good for your triceps. Maybe with the star jumps and burpees I should see how many I can do in a minute or something? Ooh! Thought of another one… see how long I can last skipping with a skipping rope. In the past whenever I've used a skipping rope I've had to give up after 20 seconds because I'm just too out of breath!
Wow, I only just thought of this idea and I like it more and more already! Maybe I can check myself on this once a month? That way I'm doing more than just trying to lose weight…? I've read a little bit into goals and goal setting when getting fit/losing weight - maybe I need to read into this more.
*I worked out I can do burpees now! I hate burpees - I think they're evil!!!! But, this week on Monday's circuit class, when we had to do burpees at one of the stations, I could do some! Not very quick mind you. In the thirty seconds we had, I think I only did four… but I made the effort and I did them, instead of just stepping out from the crouch-down position. Hooray!! Even though I'm still a bit blasé about it, I really should be more excited. Burpees are one of those things I find really really hard to do. Squats - they're easy. Give me ten variations to do and I will happily do them for the hour. But burpees - yuck!
Right - something to research and look into for fitness 'base testing'. Off I go!