Yesterday I hit the 66-day mark of this habit. Now to take a look back:
Action Plan Progress:
- DONE – 8/5 different rowing workouts attempted
- DONE – 5/5 instructional videos watched
- DONE – Created a Pinterest inspiration board
- DONE – Researched the benefits of rowing for improved cardio health
- DONE – Watched a documentary about rowing
- DONE – 2/2 books read about rowing
- Attend an indoor rowing class
Incentive: I plan to book my 3 private rowing lessons on the water with iRow Fitness after I take an indoor rowing class.
Lessons Learned: I hit a lot of obstacles in the last few weeks of this habit. Schedule-wise, we moved again before I started my new job. I was not very focused on my healthy habits during this time, but it was nice to use rowing as a way to deal with all the stress.
Also in the last 2 weeks, my hands have been going numb while rowing and when I am sleeping. I was obviously concerned, but when I looked up my symptoms in relation to rowing I found that I might be holding my erg too tightly and that I might have a lot of lactic-acid built up in my arms and shoulders. The best thing for me will be some rest and a massage!
This is the least pumped I have been about finishing a habit. I feel proud that I pushed through to the end, but I know this isn’t something I can keep up indefinitely. I will try to row at least 3 times a week, but I don’t need to do the same workout every day to meet my fitness goals. Adding some variety back into my workout routines will be a very good thing.
Have you ever had any funky side effects from exercise? Please share your experiences in the comments so I don’t feel like such a weirdo.