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Readers’ Workouts — October 16 — 10 Comments

  1. I’m in the “major review” stage of my brown belt preparation: in addition to my regular 3.5 hours in the studio, I need to log a half-hour for practice on non-studio days. It’s a lot of work, but I’m sleeping really well and good sleep has always been a problem for me.

    • I’m really excited to see how the brown belt preparation goes for you.

      Better sleep is my major motivator for exercising. I’ve always had a problem with it and menopause has made my insomnia worse. I ignore the good advice to exercise in the morning — studies show that morning exercisers are more consistent. Morning exercise doesn’t help me sleep as well as late afternoon and evening exercise. So, I exercise later.

  2. I’ve hit on an almost failsafe method for me. I try to do a 20 minute run in the mornings and the 20-minute Shred at night – that way, I end up doing either one or the other and some days I’ve done both! I’m finding that exercising late at night really helps me sleep, too.

  3. Hello fearless Reader Workout peeps!
    I vowed to kick up my minutes last week and I did, although I have to admit I’m really missing my weeks of mega minutes in the summer when I was cycling so much for the gran fondo. Lately we’ve only been going out for 20-30 miles [1.5-2 hrs] once a week on Sat. or Sun. We can’t swing weekday rides during the school year, we have less daylight now on weekend mornings, hectic family schedules.. I miss those long rides. *sigh* Anyway, I ended my week with about 325 minutes total.. running, biking and fitness classes at the gym, results that I should be happy about. Don’t know why I feel so disappointed with my progress lately.

    • Seasonal adjustments are really difficult, aren’t they? Not just the adjustment in the things we do but in the expectations we have.

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