In which EJCC decides to be her own ESTJ drill sergeant.
Preliminary Exercise Plan:
- Kung fu 2-3x per week (lessons will start in a couple of weeks -- so excited!)
- Push-ups and sit-ups every day (or every other day at minimum)
- Hopefully starting on this thing once I've done just push-ups and sit-ups for a while
Motivated myself to do this because the only real physical activity in my life is walking. Yes, I do a lot of walking (due to not having a car), but I'll need to do more intensive and regular exercise if I want to create a sustainable fitness regimen for the foreseeable and potentially car-driven future. I don't like running, I don't like team sports that much -- never have -- and as much as I like hiking, there isn't a lot available for the car-less around where I live. So I had the idea to start this kung fu thing, since I've tried martial arts before, at various stages in my life, and really liked it. The lifestyle factor is pretty great, too, re: energy and self-improvement and whatnot. And maybe I'll make some new friends!
The above explains the kung fu idea, but the other workout goals are mostly because gym equipment bores me and gyms cost money. Whereas I can just get these things done when I get home from work, without paying for anything.
(I don't have a food plan, because I eat pretty healthy already, but if I find more healthy food to switch to, I'll update this blog thing accordingly. I'm a little concerned that if all goes well with this, I'll lose a bunch of weight* -- which I don't necessarily want to do, because I don't want to buy all new clothes -- so in that case I guess I'll up my protein intake?)
Anyway... time to hold myself accountable. Onward!
*I don't really need to; I'm 5'6" and 145-ish lbs at present, and have been around there since my mid teens