Readers’ Workouts — December 11
Welcome to Readers’ Workouts, our weekly gathering of bookish folks doing active things.
In case you missed it, I wrote a piece that appeared on Huffington Post this weekend that may interest this group, A Librarian’s Tips for Healthy Holiday Parties.
I’m on track to meet my goal of doing the 30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels 15 times in December. But I’m quite far behind on my goal to exercise for 1400 minutes this month. It’s hard to find the time in a busy month!
For the last few months, I could count on a few long days of yard work to boost my minutes, but it’s turned cold here so I don’t think that’s going to happen. I’ll have to find something else. I think maybe watching Doctor Who Christmas specials while walking on the treadmill would work.
Maybe I need to go look at a few books for tips on how to keep up your exercise during the holiday season.
How was your exercise last week? Are you struggling with juggling priorities this month? In the link list below, put the link to your exercise update post. Be sure to visit the other participants’ posts to see how everyone else is doing.
Just try to work in little amounts every day. Ten minutes here and there can really add up! 🙂
That’s a great idea! It would keep me from sitting too much, too. Which I have been…
All right, after two weeks of detour due to health and overtime, I’m back in the saddle. Three workouts, each consisting of 20 min. cardio, 20 min. weight training, 10 min. ballet barre strength/flexibility training, 5 min. stretching, today, Thursday, and Friday.
Need to keep up that exercise so we can also enjoy the tasty treats of the holiday season, right? 🙂
I haven’t been doing very well this month, too much celebrating! I like Amanda’s tip about even ten minutes being good, it all adds up.
Oops! My link up there is not for my Crazy for Christmas Cookies post–WRONG focus here.. lol! (That was for weekend cooking.) Sorry!
Kudos to you for keeping up with the Shred, Joy. I love seeing your little group of co-horts on twitter keeping each other on track. That’s EXACTLY why having workout buddies works! Even if you all live 100s if not 1000s of miles apart. 🙂
I had a rough week last week–Oh I still clocked 318 minutes, which isn’t so bad. I ran 3+ miles one day, biked 22+ miles another and took my usual fitness classes at the gym three other days, but I took two days off from working out. Usually I only take one. I had a particularly busy week with activities/meetings/events etc. and I felt so sleepy all week. Ugh. I’m still feeling it a bit this week. I keep wondering if I’m about to get sick, but I don’t think it’s that. Weird. Hopefully it’s just a phase and I’ll snap out of it. lol!
Have a great week everyone! xo
I fixed your CRaZy link title!
I’ve been a bit more tired this last week, too. Especially in the evening which puts my workout in danger if I left it too late. Maybe it’s all just finally feeling like winter?
Actually, one good thing is I realized that feeling that tired is unusual for me, now, and how cool is that? I used to feel tired all the time.
I’m joining in for the first time 🙂 I’m looking for inspiration…I desperately NEED it!
Woohoo! Glad to have you here!
Working out is one habit I’m pretty good at. I love a daily workout.
My neighbor lets me take their 11 year old border collie, Isabella, for walks on our beautiful local trails. Having her companionship makes a huge difference in my attitude towards getting out and enjoying the fresh air. Yardwork, yes, that’s a good idea . . .why don’t I remember that? Oh yes, it’s the Pacific Northwest, and I can always claim it’s too wet to work in the yard (NOT).