Stefanie from The New Healthy is hosting a Sweat it Out Saturday link party…
And since I sweated it out a lot yesterday, I thought I’d share.
I’m in the middle of my Traditional Fitness plan, which means I’m lowering the intensity for most of my exercise, and increasing the times and quantity of activities I do. Fortunately, I can fit in extra exercise/activity during the day when I’m working at home.
My goal yesterday was to do 5 hours of activity.
Well…I didn’t quite make it. I ended the evening with 4 hours and 8 minutes, and decided to call it a night.
Here’s how it went:
11am – 1 hr hill walking
1:20pm – 1 hr yoga (intense)
3:30 – 1 hr speed walking
7:45 – 1 hr 8 min walking (moderate pace)
Walking falls between the categories of physical activity and exercise (if you ask me), and in order to do a higher quantity of activity during the day, walking helps not overuse my joints/muscles.
I did an hour yoga class on www.yogaglo.com with Noah Maze.
Have you ever been to a yoga workshop? I went to one with Desiree Rumbaugh a couple years ago at Kripalu in the Berkshires. I’m not a fan of the standard accommodations there (think dorms). But, I’m tentatively planning to go back next year for her 5 day intermediate workshop…and I’m just going to splurge on the nicer newer room.
I do not like to rough it. No camping. No dorms. No shared bathrooms. Gross.
I sometimes think it would be great to do a month of yoga in Costa Rica or someplace like that. But at this point, I can’t find anywhere that guarantees consistent Internet connection (so I can work while I’m there).
Part of my activity plan involves just walking places instead of driving. I went to a new hair salon this morning (and was nervous about that–it’s easy to mess up hair color, in my experience). I walked there. Side note: My hair turned out fine and the girl was nice, but I was the only one in the salon who was not part of a wedding party. Mimosas, up-do’s, bridesmaids, and grandmas…it was entertaining anyway.
I also walk across the street to my Mom’s house approximately 50 times a day.
Maybe I shouldn’t count this, even though it’s at least 50 steps away. Every step counts, right?
Do you feel like your daily walking activities contribute to your health, or is it only valid if it’s a dedicated exercise session?
Also, check out my guest post at Healthy Diaries from yesterday!