HYC Week 12 – Scaling Back The Exercise Routine

By HappySkinnyGirl


It’s healthy you challenge week 12. It has been a busy and tiresome week. I didn’t get much exercise as I would like to. I was pumped up and excited to go to the gym, but then I lost my motivation when the car didn’t start. So last week I didn’t go to the gym at all. I lifted weights at home and headed up to a walking trail for a walk in the woods instead. It was calm, quiet and very relaxing.

I think I might have taken a big leap trying to shed all the diet mentalities at once. I’m going to step back a little bit with my plan. I’m going to weigh myself every week because I need something to work on, for now. And I’m going to scale back the exercise too. Currently I’m doing about one hour everyday (except on the weekend). I feel that’s a little bit too much. I yawn every time I lift weight! That’s a sign of boringness.

This week I’m going to try Mark’s 10/10/10 exercise solution to see if that would fit me better. Oh by the way, I’ve new design on my blog. I’m really happy with it this time.

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8 Comments on HYC Week 12 – Scaling Back The Exercise Routine

  1. bobbyboy
    March 24, 2009 at 9:30 am (9 years ago)

    I like the mindset here. We shouldn’t try to overdue things even if we are pumped up a lot. We can scale back and still continue great progress. Changing things up frequently helps keep us motivated.

    Way to go!

  2. MamaBearJune
    March 24, 2009 at 9:48 am (9 years ago)

    It’s always good to take a step back and reevaluate what you are doing. Keep making healthy choices!

  3. mary beth
    March 24, 2009 at 12:35 pm (9 years ago)

    ;;) Hi I’m from HYC and thought I would say hi! I’m reevaluating myself as well. Trying to get back in the swing of things. Oh where did you get that chart. What a great way of keeping up with your info!

    • HappySkinnyGirl
      March 25, 2009 at 6:39 am (9 years ago)

      Bobby – Maybe I’ll need to make a double plan to keep myself motivated all the time =)

      MamaBearJune – I’m trying to remember that making healthy choices is the most important. But sometimes it’s difficult. Thanks for a reminder =)

      mary beth – Thanks for dropping by and saying hello. Do you mean my goals chart? It’s joesgoals.com. Ever since I’ve used it, I’ve been better at keeping up with my goals 🙂

  4. Laura Jane
    March 26, 2009 at 1:56 am (9 years ago)

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. I think scaling back sounds like a good idea. An hour every day is quite a bit. If you don’t like it, you can always go back to exercising more.

    • HappySkinnyGirl
      March 26, 2009 at 3:05 am (9 years ago)

      Laura Jane – I guess I’m still in “all or nothing” thinking. I need to find a balance…

  5. dhimas130184
    March 27, 2009 at 10:34 am (9 years ago)

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    • HappySkinnyGirl
      March 28, 2009 at 1:33 am (9 years ago)

      dhimas130184 – Thanks for stopping by 🙂