Back to My Dance Workout

I have to say I tried.

I tried doing my “walking routine” around our village but I have to admit I can not sustain it. In the past months, it was just raining a lot so I end up cancelling so many times my walking schedule. And so today, I’m back to doing this very doable dance workout that I have been doing regularly a couple of years back. It’s rather simple and easy to execute. And yes, I can do it at home regardless if the sun is out or the rains are taking over the weather for the day. I’m back to doing it today!

Since I am out of the house usually about 2 days a week for my part time job, my resolve now is to do this 3 days a week (Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays). As the workout is only 10 minutes, I repeat the steps or the whole routine thrice so that I get about 30 minutes or more doing the groove and getting fit 🙂  I still get to do some walking, though, as our office where I work part time is also a bit distant from the main road when I get off the public transpo. So I think it’s all good. Meanwhile, my husband has remained consistent through the years of doing his own home workout 🙂

Here’s the video of the dance workout again for easy reference for you and me. It’s brought to you by POPSUGAR Fitness:

I’ll be trying other dance workouts in the coming months. And who knows I might end up posting on YouTube my own dance workout. Haha 🙂 Anyways, enjoy! You can do this! Let’s dance and be fit!

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Doing a Mid-year Review of Your Health Goals

It seemed like it was just January and now, we are already in the middle of the year!

A friend of mine recently spoke at a gathering and she mentioned about the need to do mid-year reviews in terms of achieving our goals in the work setting as well as in our personal life. Her talk also reminded me about taking stock of my own health goals for the year.

The Importance of Goals. Allow me to backtrack a bit. There are really no goals to assess or review in terms of accomplishing them if we haven’t made any clear goals in the first place.

I think it helps a lot if we also take time to write down these goals. These goals need to be also SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound). An example of this in my case would be: Walk for 30 minutes three times a week around our subdivision.

And Now, the Review. Basically, if we have listed down those health goals we have for the year, then it’s a matter of going back over them. What where those that you were able to accomplish? What was not accomplished? For those you were not able to accomplish, what could be done differently? I have thought about my inconsistency in my walking goal around the village and realized that the times I was not able to do this was during the times when it was raining. I recently got the idea from another friend to do another set of “walking exercises” which could be done right inside the home. So yup, rain will have to be crossed off as a reason why I have failed to do my regular walking.

Accountability. I have also come to see how helpful it can also be to accomplish your goals if you share it with someone. This person can then remind you whether you have stuck to your goals. You actually gave him or her “the right” not only to remind you but also to ask you whether you are indeed working on your health goals.

And so for me, I’m revisiting my health goals this time. I am also revising them so that they can be SMART.

We can do this! Let’s be healthy this year and onward! 🙂