One way I maintain healthy habits with exercise is that I choose to take a macro view of my workouts. What does this mean? This means that instead of thinking, â€œDammit, I didnâ€™t workout todayâ€¦ Now I feel guilty for skipping the gymâ€¦,â€ I can look at the entire week as a whole and say, â€œHey, Iâ€™ve worked out three times this week; Iâ€™m awesome!â€
Weâ€™ve been trained to think of exercise in 24-hour intervals, but the truth is that itâ€™s your overall efforts that count! Megan did a Weekly Run Down of her workouts last week, and I liked the idea so much I thought Iâ€™d copy her. 🙂
- Monday: I swam 1,240 yards
- Tuesday: 60-minute yoga
- Wednesday: I swam for 30 minutes in a little hotel pool
- Thursday: Rest day
- Friday: I swam 1,100 yards
- Saturday: I swam 850 yards and went on a slow 2-mile walk
- Sunday: I went kayaking (upper body, hollar!)
All in all, a very good workout week! Iâ€™m really getting into swimming since Iâ€™m temporarily on a running hiatus due to my troublesome knee. My knee hasnâ€™t hurt since Thursday, which is a good sign, especially considering Sundayâ€™s walk.
Iâ€™ve also been great about acupuncture! Iâ€™ve gotten several sessions at the clinic since last Monday.
Since my schedule has been so different than what Iâ€™m used to (running and yoga, 4 – 5 days a week), Iâ€™ve been thinking a lot about my current goals. My goals right now are:
- Swim three days a week
- Make at least one swim a drill (with sprints and whatnotâ€¦ Iâ€™ll blog more about this later)
- Yoga two days a week
I hope that by being really, really nice to my knee, I can run with my girls in the Girls on the 5K on May 7. Please let me be healed by then! :( I would be so sad if I had to stand on the sidelines while they experienced their first 5K.
Onwards toâ€¦ Eats, delicious eats!
Breakfast was mindblowing:
Quiche Cornbread is an awesome breakfast alternative, and it doesnâ€™t even have to be that time-consumingâ€¦ I made the cornbread layer last night while cooking dinner. This morning, I combined spinach, six eggs, almond milk, salt, and pepper and poured the mix over the bread, re-baking for another 25 minutes. I did some chores and breakfast was ready when I was done!
I worked in the wee hours of the morning and went to hot yoga around 8:00. Came home, showered and changed, and headed to the clinic for a few hours of work. Snacked on a banana.
And hereâ€™s lunch! Also a very simple meal, but so delicious.
We heated up Trader Joeâ€™s Masala burgers and smothered them in Mmm sauce. Mmmm!
The sauce really does taste good on everything.
Do you take a macro view of your workouts? Does it help you stay in track or do you need to think in 24-hour blocks to stay motivated?