MicroblogMondays: Persistence

It has been a while since I last posted.   Seven weeks to be exact.  This is the longest I hadn’t written a blog post.  It seems like the more I don’t write one, the less motivation I have to write one.  I am determined to be more consistent with my writing this coming year.  It starts today.

My stamina for exercises seems to be much stronger than that for my blog writing.  I wrote about starting to work out consistently a few months ago.  I am proud to say that I have been keeping it up.  Back in November I bought a new Apple watch to keep track of my heart rate and to have access to EKG if needed.  The new toy is an additional motivation for me to be active.  It took me a little while to figure out how to make sure my watch counts my exercise minutes and register my movements.  It was frustrating to do a workout for the watch to not recognize any of the minutes.  Finally I changed a couple of privacy settings on my phone and voila! I have been closing all my rings on my Fitness app.

It is so much fun to see the analysis of my workouts: active calories burned, total calories, average heart rate, peak heart rate, and recovery.  Bob and I purchased a yearly membership from Team Body Project back in late September and have been loving the access to over 500 workouts on its website.  Even with my injured ankle, all the low impact options help me not give an excuse to not exercise.  And it is not like I don’t want to exercise.  I look forward to the workouts daily and can’t wait to be moving my body to feel good.  I am confident to say that it is part of my daily routine now.  In the year 2022, my goal is to color in every single little grid on my fitness calendar.  If I put my mind to it, I believe I can do it.  One workout at a time.  One grid at a time.

(The top one is mine. The bottom one is Bob’s.)

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