Sunday, December 30, 2007

A black belt's first Christmas

I earned my black belt in early November and kept training pretty well (2x week plus some running) until the dojo shut for the holidays. Then, I took the family off on vacation for a week and immersed myself with the children.

The good news is that I had a great time with the family. More good news is that I did make it to the resort's gym three times (out of six days) where I did some weights, did my shoulder therapy, 150 crunches, some eliptical, stretching, and jump rope.

However, counting travel days and the days just before the vacation and since I got back, I'm averaging less than one workout every three days. Thats the bad news.

Everyday you work out is a great day. So why not work out every day? - says Kyoshi.

My goal is to have 5 workouts per week this year. A run (2 mile min), gym workout, or class is the definition. Swinging the chucks in my living room, stretching , or push ups don't count. If they did, since I tend to now practice my chucks when I'm on the phone and I stretch whenever I have a minute and some privacy, I would have to aim at a dozen workouts per week.

Next post: I'll put my goals for 2008 out there. Not just in terms of participation, but what my measures of success will be.

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