I can’t remember why, but I decided to try to exercise every day in June. Well, I know why. It’s because I really hadn’t done very much exercise at all and I wanted to get back into it. But why I decided to try every day rather than ease myself back in gently, I don’t know.
So I set myself up a little bar chart (I love a bar chart) and I picked a few exercise DVDs that I enjoy and off I went. Harry had already programmed the Wii Fit for me and I’d done that a few times so I included that too. And I allowed myself one day off a week.
And? It’s been great. For some reason, it’s been really easy to stick to. I decided I was going to do it every day and so I’ve done it every day. The Wii Fit has definitely helped – it’s perfect for me since I get gold stars and I can beat my own high score, etc. Plus new exercises and levels get unlocked as a reward, so I don’t get bored. I also decided to do yoga every other day, which has been good since it almost feels like a day off and I can do it in the evening if I don’t have time in the morning.
If you’re interested, as well as the WiiFit, I’ve been doing Zumba, Kettlebell, Mel B (I know, but it’s good and short), plus yoga videos from Yoga Journal online and, lately, here. I told myself I needed to do at least 10 minutes a day and some days I only just scrape 10, but I’ve found that I’m doing more. Yesterday, for example, I did 20 minutes of kettlebell and today I really need the yoga.
I might even try to carry on with it after June’s over. Maybe.
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