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Readers' Workouts - New Year's Resolutions

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to increase the number of days I went to the gym. I had been only going one day a week with a friend and I wanted to increase to three times a week.

This past week I FINALLY fulfilled that requirement!

Tuesday:  My friend wasn't in the mood to go and normally we have the bad habit of talking each other out of going to the gym but not this week.  I told her we should go to the gym and work out our frustrations.  So she upped her hill program and admitted to feeling better.

Thursday: Thursdays are my weird shift at work. I work 1-9 so I have the mornings free and normally I tend to make them lazy mornings if I don't have a doctor's appointment or something else pressing I need to do. But I know they make a good time to go to the gym so off I went.

Weekend: The third step to my plan was to get to the gym either Saturday or Sunday. I had a bad day Saturday and barely had the gumption to get up off the couch. I also misjudged my glass of red wine (use a bigger glass than normal) and woke up with a red wine headache on Sunday. I knew working it off would help so off to the gym I went.

I'm really proud of myself and have every intention of doing it again this week.

I also was able to catch up on a lot of my podcast listening so that's another motivator.


  1. That's great! I'm using podcasts to motivate exercise, too. Also, to accompany washing greens which seem to take forever but the chore is more fun if I've got a podcast. I'm hooked on a British radio soap opera and I definitely have to check in with that -- last week's drama was a flash flood!

  2. I'm pretty much caught up with my podcasts and then I want to listen to Serial, I had wanted to started when they were originally airing but was so behind in everything else I just couldn't take on a new one.

  3. That's a good idea! I didn't really hear about it until it was done, but it would be a good one to catch up on.


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