Thanksgiving Week- Finding Ways To Fit In Exercise

Well, winter temperatures have officially arrived. We woke up Saturday morning to a covering of snow and quite chilly temperatures. So long 60’s, I hope to see you again soon;-(

Speaking of cold…..one of my dear friends sent me this on my email one morning. Maybe this means I am “that friend!”

(I will admit, this sure does look cozy;)

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Since this was the week of Thanksgiving, things were a bit all over the place in the exercise department. However, no matter how little time I had, I still made time for some type of workout. Here is what my week consisted of:

Sunday: gym: 30 minute elliptical, stretching

Monday: 3 mile hike on a trail under the stars…..great stress reliever on a hectic Monday.

Tuesday: rest

Wednesday: home: upper body and abdominal workout

gym: stretching and 30 minute elliptical

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Thursday(Thanksgiving): 2.0 mile hike with my husband and a friend

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Friday: gym: 30 minute elliptical, rowing and stretching

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Saturday: gym: 30 minute elliptical, abs, rowing and stretching

home: 1.5 mile walk in the evening with my husband

As I said above, this was quite a whirl wind week. I was very thankful to have a four day weekend by the time Wednesday rolled around. We had so many things on the agenda and thankfully we fit everything in and still had time for fun.

 

 

 

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Not Great….But Good Enough

Alright, last week was not the best but it was good enough. I struggled to find time Monday evening after an issue at the pharmacy that needed dealing with. (I love insurance companies!) So our walk was shortened but at least we got in a short one. As for the rest of the week, it was a success.

Take a look for yourself:

Sunday: 3.5 mile hike

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Monday: 1.5 mile walk

Tuesday:  floor workout with weights, steps and hill walking

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Wednesday: 1.5 mile walk after dinner with my brother

Thursday: 3 mile walk

***This was originally our gym night but after enjoying the wonderful day of 70’s and knowing Friday was bringing chilly temps, I just could not see going to exercise in the gym. So we took a nice long walk after dinner instead.

Friday: home:20 minute recumbent bike, yoga

Saturday: hiked a new to trail I have been meaning to hike all summer which ended up being almost 4 miles.

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Even though we changed the plan a bit this week, we still got in exercise and that is what matters most. Some people will just say….ahhhh I will just do it tomorrow. Myself, on the other hand, feel my day is not complete until I fit a little exercise in. Maybe this is why rest days are forced…..I have such a hard time NOT exercising but know its good to have rest days.

As for the upcoming week it looks a bit like this at the moment.

Sunday: rest…that’s if you consider yard work a rest day!

Monday: steps

Tuesday: gym

Wednesday: walk

Thursday: steps

Friday:rest

Saturday: its anyones guess….

Do you enjoy rest days or struggle with them?