I collected my workout data into a spreadsheet for this month, and I spent 2170 minutes working out, which is 70 minutes a day on average, and 1,5 days for the whole month, with 2 total rest days. Of course, the additional time of doing my hair and getting dressed, showering after, all add to that.
It is interesting to see that in the beginning of the month I have been very committed to my daily 1-hour elliptical cardio, whatever my main workout was for the day. My new job and life got in the way though, so I had to prioritize, and I started doing more intense cardio sessions less often instead.
I expect my average time spent working out to decrease in February, but I have to add that I’m paying more attention to taking the time to walk more frequently instead of using public transportation. I never had a problem taking the stairs, but now I’m more conscious about avoiding time crunches in order to fit more walks outside into my days. Btw, this is great for reducing stress and boosting mood, as well. I also would like to plan some activities for the weekend, such as a hike or two, instead of doing my regular sessions.
I haven’t weighed myself since the 1st, but I definitely feel the weight loss – I’m just so much lighter and am moving more comfortably and easily. I hope I won’t forget to measure myself tomorrow morning, although I don’t think I’ve lost that much weight-wise. But if you’ve ever experienced this, you know how good the shrinking areas feel! My hands constantly go to my stomach – checking, pinching, enjoying the new sensations haha
It would be interesting to see how the decrease of LISS affected my progress. If someone else could have measured me daily without telling me the result, it might have worked, although it could have been stressing me out nonetheless.
For me, the less OCD I become with numbers, the better, as my main goal is to establish a well-working balance, not an obsession. And I feel like I am well on my way towards this 🙂