Joining Team Kickin It
Sheila of Book Journey (host of It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?) has started a new project called Team Kickin It. She says:
What I am hoping is that through this space we can connect on what we are doing to stay fit. Struggles and successes are all welcome here.
Sheila started a new blog for this, but I’m going to see what happens if I use my book blog. What I hope happens is that I learn about good fitness books to read!
For Tuesdays, Sheila is doing something called Checkpoint! with Mari at Bookworm with a View. Checkpoint! is a link list for bloggers answering this question on Tuesday:
How was your fitness last week?
One of the reasons I wanted to join is that both Mari and Sheila are preparing for athletic events. I think events are great, powerful motivators for several months or a couple of years depending on your starting point and your goals. The one disadvantage, for me, was that they were sometimes ultimately counter-motivating. I reached my goal and stopped. Oops.
So, I want to represent someone in the community who is serious about fitness but no longer participates in events.
Here’s my check point. Last week included the end of December. I had a goal to exercise 1300 minutes in December, including 8 video workouts (the last part forces some variety). On Tuesday, the 27th, I was well behind the pace to reach my goals, so for four days in a row, I averaged 70 minutes of exercise and did one or two videos. I met my goal on New Year’s Eve with a long walk followed by a yoga routine (I drank champagne with the yoga). Then, I took New Year’s Day off. For January, I have the same goal: 1300 minutes with 8 video workouts.
To make this a book-related post, I have a recommendation for a quirky exercise book that taught me a lot of interesting things about how the human body moves and introduced a philosophy about movement that has changed how I think about exercise: Play as if Your Life Depends on It by Frank Forencich. Do you have any recommendations for books about fitness?
GAH! Great post and love the book recommendation! Its funny you mention a book because as I read Dystopian fiction the humor side of me thinks “wow, it really would be survival of the fittest… I am going to want to be able to run… and fight…” LOL.. not that I am thinking we will one day be “Hunger Games”
Glad to have you on board!!!
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Welcome to Checkpoint!
I love that you are focused on being fit. 90% of the time this is my focus, I just happen to have two events scheduled during the first half of the year but staying fit it the primary goal.
Stay focused this week, make time for yourself!
I highly recommend Leslie Sansone’s books — “Walk Away the Pounds” and “Eat Smart, Walk Strong“. I also love Leslie’s workout DVDs… both the “Walk Away the Pounds” series and the “Walk At Home” series. I’ve been using these since 2005, and still haven’t gotten bored with them. I love that you can do them in the comfort of your own living room … even if you don’t have a ton of space! 😉
Thanks! I knew about Leslie Sansone’s DVDs but not her books. I would like those!