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Goals April 2013


In March I wanted to practice yoga once and week and journal three times a week.

The yoga turned out pretty good – I only missed one week. I forgot how good it feels to practice, and I think I’ll try to continue doing it a couple times a month.

While getting back into the habit of journaling was definitely a challenge at first, it felt pretty comfortable by the end of the month. At the beginning I was struggling with finding the time and topics to write about. The last week or two have been a lot easier though.

Here’s what I want to do in April:

Workout 4 times a week. I’ve been pretty consistent with my workouts lately. Soccer starts later this month which I’m really excited about, but I also think it’ll make it tough to get my morning workouts in. The games don’t end until 9, so by the time I get home, showered, and in bed it’s close to 10. Being up that late makes it tough for me to get up early to workout the next day, but I’m going to commit to getting in 4 workouts every week.

Watch less TV. Over the last while I’ve been watching more and more TV. It’s so easy do go over the winter – it’s cold and snowy outside, the nights get longer, and all I want to do it curl up on the couch under a blanket. But the amount of TV I’m watching right now is kind of embarrassing. I want to cut down so I can spend more time doing the things that are important to be instead of mindlessly watching bad reality TV.

Do you have any goals for April?


Yoga March 31 2013

My first workout this week was yoga. Since I’m finding it hard to get my weekly yoga session in, I thought I’d do it right off the bat so I wouldn’t have any excuses.

30 Day Shred DVD March 31 2013

Wednesday morning I decided on doing level 1 of the 30 Day Shred. I realized that even though sometimes I feel frustrated at not being “strong enough”, I’m definitely stronger than I was a couple months ago. I’m getting stronger, even if it sometimes feel like I’m not.

Bowmont March 31 2013

After work Wednesday afternoon I had a walking date with a friend. We tried going in a different direction, and I’m glad we did. We found a new 45 minute loop. Even better, there’s an off leash dog park along it, so the dogs will definitely enjoy that next time.

Walk March 31 2013

Saturday afternoon I went for another walk. We’ve had pretty nice weather lately and I’ve really been trying to take advantage of it after the cold snowy winter we’ve had.

I’m feeling pretty good about my workouts over the last week. I’ve been really trying hard to focus on on what I’m doing during my workouts instead of allowing my mind to wander.

30 Day Shred DVD

Monday I did my 30 Day Shred DVD. My abs definitely felt sore the next day.

Tae Bo Flex DVD

Wednesday I did a Tae Bo DVD that I bought when I was still in university. I haven’t done it in awhile, so I thought it would be a nice change. I forgot how much Billy Blanks really gets into the workout – it’s kind of cool.

Yoga March 23 2013

Thursday I was feeling like yoga, so that’s exactly what I did. I held the poses for longer than I usually would, so it felt good to slow down and really get a feel for each pose. Please tell me I’m not the only one who has one leg/arm/hip that’s occasionally tighter than the other one.

One on One Training with Jackie DVD March 23 2013

Yesterday when my alarm went off I wasn’t feeling motivated to workout at all. All I wanted to do was roll over and go back to sleep. I managed to get myself moving and out of bed though. I ended up doing the lower body workout from One on One Training with Jackie. I’m definitely feeling it today, with all the squats and lunges I did.

What was your favourite workout this week?

Two weeks ago March 21 2013


Believe in myself March 21 2013


Start to be great March 21 2013


One workout


4 percent March 21 2013


Defeated is optional March 21 2013


One on One Training with Jackie DVD March 16 2013

Monday and Friday I did workouts from One on One Training with Jackie. Monday was lower body and Friday was upper body.

Walk 2

Wednesday was beautiful, so I ended up going to a walk.

Walk 1

Today I went for a walk with a friend. It’s a good thing I was meeting her, cause if it was up to me I would have lasted about 5 minutes. It was cold (-20 with the wind chill) and snowy. But it was also pretty seeing the snow on the trees.

What kind of workouts did you do this week?

One on One Training with Jackie DVD

Monday’s workout was the 20 minute upper body section from Training with Jackie. I’m always surprised at how exhausted I am after doing it. It might only be 20 minutes, but I’m working HARD during that time.

Power Yoga DVD

Wednesday I decided on yoga. While this definitely isn’t my favourite workout, it was still good. I’m really trying to spend more time stretching. I always forget how good I feel after yoga.

Walk March 9 2013

This morning I had a walking date with a friend. We did a 50 minute loop from her place, to the river, and back. It was absolutely beautiful outside today. The sun was out and it was warm. I actually ended up having to take my gloves off on the way back cause I was getting too hot.

What was your favourite workout of the last week?

30 Day Shred DVD March 2 2013

Monday mornings workout was the 30 Day Shred. I did level 1 again. One day I’m going to feel brave and try level two, but for right now level one is challenging enough for me.


Weekly Workouts March 2 2013

Wednesday morning I decided to do 15 minute workouts from the Nike Training Centre app. The first one I did was the Butt Buster and the second was Shaped Back. I was definitely sore the next day from all the lunges. I hate lunges with a passion.

Thursday I had a walking date with a friend. We walked to the river and then back to her place through her neighbourhood. It’s amazing how some paths/streets were almost snow and ice free, and others were still pretty horrible. I can’t wait for spring.

Friday I was going to do another Nike Training Centre workout, but I was still pretty sore from Wednesday so I decided not to do it. It’s all about listening to my body, right? I figure I’ll be ready to go for next week’s workouts with an extra rest day instead of trying to push myself too much.

What was your favourite workout this week?

30 Day Shred DVD

Monday morning started with a 30 Day Shred workout. Up until the night before I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but I eventually decided on the 30 Day Shred. I figured if I couldn’t decide on one body part, I might as well do a little bit of everything.

One on One Training with Jackie DVD

Wednesday morning’s workout was tough – my shoulders were definitely feeling it. I did the 20 minute upper body workout from One on One Training with Jackie. It was a combination of strength training and cardio. Even though it was relatively short, I was definitely tired by the end of the 20 minutes.

Apparently Jackie Warner is some sort of celebrity trainer. Maybe it’s cause I’m from Canada, but I’ve never heard of her before. I ended up getting her DVD because I heard a few good reviews of it.

Friday’s workout was yoga. One of my hips had been feeling pretty tight the day before, so I thought I’d try to stretch it out a bit. It definitely helped. I was a little nervous cause it was my first time doing yoga on my own without a class or a DVD. It was actually pretty nice to be able to do whatever I wanted.

What was your favourite workout last week?

Goals February 7 2013

Last month my goals were to journal and go for walks more consistently. While I didn’t do either of them as much as I wanted to (three times a week), I still managed to do them a more than I was before. So while I didn’t meet my goal, it still wasn’t a failure either.

Here’s what i want to do this month:

Go to bed at a decent time. Lately my my bedtime has been getting later and later. I definitely notice it during the day, as I’m usually feeling ready for a nap in the afternoon. Plus getting up early is infinitely harder if I’ve gone to bed late the night before. My plan is to be in bed with the lights out at 10 5 nights a week.

Workout 3 times a week. Now that I’ve signed up for soccer I want to make sure I’m prepared by the time of my first game mid April. Lately my workouts have been really sporadic – 4 workouts one week and just 1 or 2 the next. I want to be more consistent.

What do you want to accomplish in February?

Soccer January 3 2013


This afternoon I got an email about registering for soccer. As soon as I saw who it was from, I knew it was soccer related.

Registration starts tomorrow for people who played last year. I can’t wait until I’m officially signed up. That means in just a couple more months I’ll be back on the field running around like a crazy person, pretending to know what I’m doing. I can’t wait!

Since soccer season is just around the corner, that means I need to start stepping up my workouts. It would be nice to actually feel good during my first game, and not like I want to die after the first half.

Are there any soccer players out there willing to share their off season workouts?