Sometimes, you just need to take a break from fitness!

I’m rather in a split space in terms of fitness. I’m doing very well with my running, and less well with my yoga. I’m wondering if it is common, but I don’t know many people who specifically cross-train in the same manner.

I will fully admit I need to get back on track with yoga- I have been terrible at consistently doing it in the new year. It’s a day here, and then five days off, and I very much need to improve. When I schedule it in my planner, I think I will write which specific sequence I will do. I also need to go back to doing yoga as soon as I get home from work! I lose motivation if I wait too long, I need to strike while the tea is hot! (Or whatever variation of the expression you prefer ๐Ÿ™‚ ) My goal is to post again in the beginning of March reporting back on my hopefully improved schedule!

My goal when I got back into the gym for 2016 was to run 4/5 days a week at lunch! For newer readers, I typically run 25-30 minutes on my lunch hour. I can usually put in roughly 5km in that time- more or less depending on the pace, obviously. Turns out, 4 days a week continuously is too much for my muscles. So, I’ve decided to do 4 days, 3 days, 4 days, 3 days, etc! Maybe in a few months down the road I will be able to maintain the 4 days a week pace but I’m happy with my running right now ๐Ÿ™‚

I have recently won two badges from my fitness apps, also! My ellipticals at the gym have an app (you can use it for all of their machines, and your own workouts if you want to add them). In less than a year, I have logged 100 hours of running at the gym! I know for most people that’s not much, but I’m proud of it.

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According to my Fitbit, as of January 29, 2016, I have walked the length of the London Underground! A particularly fitting badge for me ๐Ÿ™‚ Considering I’ve only had it for two months, I’m fairly pleased.

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However, I am finding that I need a break from my Fitbit. I know that a lot of users have the complaint that they are just walking to make their step goal, and not to actually do something. I can sometimes find myself falling into this trap, and it’s not benefiting anyone. I have decided to take my Fitbit off for at least one day a week, sometimes two. It’s usually one day during the week, and one day on the weekend. Do the steps count if you aren’t wearing your Fitbit? I’m proud to say, I don’t care!

How is your fitness shaping up in 2016? If you have a fitness tracker, do you find yourself getting stuck in the trap of walking for the tracker and not for yourself??

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!

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