In May I focused on fitness for the first time in a long time with my friend Jen at JVKom Chronicles. She is a gem. Each Friday she will be asking fitness questions and then we'll link up on Friday. I adore Jen - and know that by having this smidge of accountability in my week I will page more attention to my fitness levels. Very exciting for me after so long.
Here is today's check in.
Thank you, Jen, for keeping fitness on my mind continually. I know this will make a big difference in my life.
In fact, I made it to the gym this week for the first time in over a YEAR thanks to Jen
(and my daughter, Katherine) double teaming me. I sent this photo to Jen via twitter of me by the lockers... I was trying to get a photo of the gym logo - I think when I go this weekend I'm going to do a mini-personal photo challenge of me working out on different machines just to show Jen (and you!) I'm working it! :-)
What is your favorite time of day to workout?
My favorite time to workout is sometime between 3 and 5 pm. I like it for several reasons. I read somewhere it is a great metabolism boosting time - this was way back when and I remember I would get home from work and walk a couple miles each day. I felt great and looked great and was happy. Very content in my life. Now the time of 3 and 5 pm is more challenging because of my Mommy duties but maybe, since it is Summer and I am remembering, I will do this again - at least try it. The class I took yesterday was at a horrid time for me... right smack dab in late morning when I am working away here and loving it - uber productive! I want to be flexible enough though to get my fitness in and realize sometimes I won't be able to do so at "my best times."
2. What is your favorite Super Food?
Right now, flaxseed meal hands down. TRY IT! Reminds me, I need to eat my breakfast oatmeal with flaxseed meal!
3. What are some of your fitness goals?
I want to feel healthier, feel stronger and more able. I want to be able to do physical activity without getting winded. I would like to look better - more toned and less flabby. A smart goal for this, though, is to go to the gym three times a week and do cardio at least five times a week for at least 30 minutes a pop. Because of the May Challenge, I know I can do this.
4. What is your favorite vegetable?
Green beans! I know, I've talked a lot about tomatoes but I think they are, in some circles, considered to be fruit!
5. What is something fitness or health related that you’d like to work on?
I want to get back into Yoga classes. I was thinking of actually taking a senior yoga class at the gym, just because I oftentimes can't do the poses well and want to do a remedial type class where I feel like the expectations aren't quite as high. I love yoga, though, and the meditative quality along with the fitness part of it. Right now I've been feeling rather discombobulated and could really use the restorative nature of yoga.
There is my five on Friday! And hey,my beloved readers - you may join also. Just visit jvkom.com to get join the fun!
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