When I signed up to do Janathon I had decided not to count my daily dog walking as exercise. Not that there's anything wrong with it - I'm walking cross country and sometimes I get quite puffed. But the goal of Janathon for me was that I wanted to increase my activity levels.
So in that respect, the past week has been something of a washout. It started with a grotty cold last Friday and was exacerbated by a really busy week at work. So I've not done any additional exercise since last week.
But today I managed to get myself organised and popped my gym kit and work clothes into the car when I went to walk Murdoch and headed to the gym straight after the walk. It wasn't a super long session, I did 15 minutes on the treadmill (2k, 190kcal burned), followed by 15 minutes on the crosstrainer (2.25k, 175kcal burned). Then I did my calf stretches and strengthening exercise before hitting the shower.
As I sit here at my desk sipping on a cup of tea, I'm feeling pretty good. I need to remind myself of this next time I think I'm too busy to fit in a workout.
Today's workout was sponsored by this song. Came bouncing through my headphones as I was on the crosstrainer and immediately lifted my mood. Treat yourself and add it to your exercise playlist.