I made a lot of progress on a lot of fronts, from gaming to fitness to finishing out some freelance contracts. Forward momentum feels good, you know?
I did the Stronglifts 5×5 program a few years back, and I loved it. Really loved it. I gained strength megafast, and I truly felt like a superhero doing it.
I appeared on the super-awesome Dumbbells and Dragons podcast this week, and I wanted to make sure that all of you who aren’t regular listeners of his get a chance to hear it.
I also discovered the delight of freeze-dried fruit recently. It’s so good. Aldi had some apples and strawberries I tried on a whim, and they made me realize how much I love healthy snacks.
Drink more water by putting something (like ubber bands) on your water bottle, and you can magically see how much water you’ve drunk during the day. It’s awesome, and it’s simple.
I’m not sure if I’ve told y’all this story before, but I figured I’d let you know what my first few attempts at Couch to 5K were like. In short, they were painful. In detail, they were really painful.
I get asked how to start running a lot. A lot. I love this question because it’s easy to answer: use Couch-to-5K or a program like it. But there’s a problem. C25K is hard. Like really hard. Especially if you’re not a runner. Even more so if you’re not active at all, and you’re just starting out with fitness and exercise.
The #runstreak has lasted 2 weeks. 14 days! Wahoo! I could not have done it without y’all. I want you to know that. You’re awesome. For realsies.
The goal is to move more and be more active than you currently are. You don’t have to hit the gym. You don’t necessarily have to set time aside for it. You just have to incorporate moving into your life more often.
Day 11! What what! Today got me thinking about activity trackers because we have a fundraiser zombie/costume walk as a fundraiser for a local charity tonight–Shoals Crisis Center. I only ran a mile because I knew that I was going to be moving around a crazy amount between setting up and doing the walk itself.