January 2018 is coming to a close.
(I published a lengthy post earlier, but due to some glitch in wordpress, the content got deleted, so here’s a quick version of what I posted earlier.)
I started 2018 with big goals for exercise and I did pretty good! I went from zero days a month exercising to this! Every Barre3 workout video I complete, I get a sticker. The white circles are the days I didn’t work out. As you can see, week 3 has a lot of white circles. This was the week I got sick with an RSV infection and needed to take a break. Been averaging 5 workouts a week which seems to be the sweet spot for me. When I work out 6 days a week, my motivation is in the dumps for one of those days. I just noticed too that I tend to take a break on Fridays (naturally). Around RSV-week-3, I started gaining back the weight I lost, which was discouraging. Can’t decide if daily weights make sense as a motivator. I’ve stopped weighing myself since then and will try to focus more on health, balance, and strength. Been really diggin’ the ball-ab work outs and using 1 lb weights for repetitive strength training. The Barre3 customer service has been great too. On January 8th, I didn’t get a sticker for a workout I completed. I called them and it turns out if your computer reloads the video, it doesn’t count that as complete. It sounds silly, but I was really persistent about getting this issue fixed. Rather than give me a hard time they told me they would have to contact the programmers to make code to fix my problems. Several days later, I had a sticker on January 8th!
Have you seen this New Yorker cover? It pretty much sums up my January in NYC.
And lastly, I had to retire my American Apparel winter leggings this week. Under the glaring fluorescent lights on the subway, I noticed a bunch of nasty white specks on my thighs. At first I thought it was lint or skin flakes or something but when I tried to brush it off, it didn’t budge. I realized that it was all the little spandex fibers coming loose from the cotton. I’ve had these for 4-5 years and feel good they were put to good use.
[outfit: apc armelle boots, american apparel winter leggings, preowned eileen fisher dress (ugly one that I don’t really want to wear), old everlane winter puffer]