2019 Workouts

Exer­cis­ing is one of the foun­da­tion­al habits that I want­ed to incor­po­rate in my life. In 2014 I found a col­league who is pas­sion­ate about per­son­al train­ing. He used to run exer­cise class­es at my then work­place. He encour­aged me to work out three times a week, became my account­abil­i­ty part­ner and have been since.

Three hours a week seems to be just about the right vol­ume of time and effort to be con­sis­tent with my exer­cise goals and make work­ing out part of my lifestyle. Any­thing more than three times is a bonus. But I hard­ly ever worked out more than three times a week in the past six years. Out­side these three hours, I try to be active as much as I can through oth­er things like using a stand­ing desk, play­ing with my son out­doors and tak­ing stairs instead of esca­la­tors or lifts (up to cer­tain floors), walk­ing as much as I can (and I love dri­ving!) so my body is not rot­ting.

In 2019, I logged 127 work­outs. At three work­outs per week, I moved my back­side 42 out of 52 weeks. Most of the ten weeks I missed my work­outs are dur­ing and around my trav­els. I am for­tu­nate to be able to trav­el inter­na­tion­al­ly, and I don’t regret the longer flights from the Down Under. How­ev­er, trav­el dis­rupts my work­outs. So that’s the chal­lenge I am look­ing for­ward to tack­ling in 2020.

But for now, here is the month­ly break up of my 2019 work­outs:

MonthTimes exer­cisedNotes
April8Trav­el to Seoul
June5Trav­el to the UK
July2Trav­el to India
Sep­tem­ber10Trav­el to the US
Decem­ber101 week Xmas break

I could have been more dili­gent and logged a few more work­outs in June and July. Oth­er than that, over­all, I had a great work­out year, and I look for­ward to lev­el­ling up in 2020.


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