Map My Walk app pictured above.
I’ve been looking for new ways to improve my fitness. This semester I started walking to school and work. I only live a mile or two from each, but my schedule allows me to walk more on a daily basis. Now that I’m comfortable with daily walks, I’d like to challenge myself more.
I’m a creature of routine. Once I’m given a schedule, I stick to it for a specific period of time. I have trouble veering off of my daily routine, unless I plan deviations ahead of time. That’s why I plan to add more fitness to my schedule. If I hold myself to it, I’ll be able to accomplish more exercise.
My next step is charting my daily walks through the Map My Walk App. It will record when I walk, how long I walk and where I walk. After seeing my distance, I hope I’ll push myself a little bit further. I’ll set goals for myself each week. I’m going to start off slow and hopefully be walking 20-30 miles a week by January. It’s not a lot, but it’ll be something extra that can easily work with grad school.
My other goal is to attend one yoga or gym class a week. It’ll be easy to do since I can pick from the Ramsey gym and a number of yoga studios in Athens. All I’ll have to do is pick a class and stick with it. With these two steps, I’ll be able to better manage my exercise while taking stressful classes.