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3WBC #12 & #13 Don't Push Me!!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

12. True or false: I like to be pushed. Elaborate.

13. True of false: I need to be pushed. Elaborate.

I HATE to be pushed! People who have tried have gotten their rears handed to them. I'm the only one who gets to push me. Period.

  
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GEORGE815 11/13/2013 3:12PM

    Have it your way!

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MJZHERE 11/12/2013 6:57PM

  LOL I get it. No one but me pushing me either.

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WHYNOTJ1 11/12/2013 8:25AM

    I hate to be pushed, but push myself quite hard in many ways.

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3WBC # 11 Physical Activity

Sunday, November 10, 2013

11. How often do you participate in physical activity and for how long each time? Are you satisfied with that?

I teach water exercise at two different pools--well, 3 if you count health club pools in 2 locations. So I am locked in to at least 4 hours of exercise each week, but with trades and substitutions it us usually 5 and as much as 7 hours. And then there's my own workouts--at least an hour in the water and a half hour of Ai Chi per week. Currently not doing much on land, but after the first of the year I will start strength training with free weights and regular walks as weather permits, working toward the Grand Canyon trip. (see Challenge Blog #3)

I'm pretty satisfied with my exercise quantity and quality. emoticon

  
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WORKOUTWITHPAM 11/13/2013 7:39AM

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3WBC #10 Getting Slippery Wid it

Sunday, November 10, 2013

10. What are the ways in which you are "slippery" and might cheat yourself in your efforts to reach your short- or medium-term goal or challenge?

I hope I have been on this planet long enough to know when I'm cheating myself. I think I am way past kidding myself about much of anything.

  


3WBC #9 Supports

Sunday, November 10, 2013

9. What supports do you need in your life to help you reach your short- or medium-term goal or challenge? Do you have those supports? What undermines you in reaching your goals? How do you use those supports to your advantage? How do you work around those things that undermine you?

Really, I have all the supports I need. I'm in charge of the food in my household; I have the time, place, and skills to exercise. The only undermining is done by me to my own self when I ignore or set aside my goals. This web site is a big support--providing accountability, an audience, and infinite patience with my creeping progress. There's no working around the way I undermine myself. It's a matter of honest self-talk and rededication when things go awry. That and Never Giving Up. emoticon

  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 11/11/2013 4:04AM

    I could have written this blog. I do feel I need to take responsibility for when things don,t go as I want, because I am an effective person and if I am not succeeding, it is down to me to remedy things.
I am so lucky compared to other people who are responsible for feeding families and work long hours and really have to make a continual heroic effort working against the odds.
You go, Wetptarmigan, you certainly CAN do it!

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3WBC #8 Training

Friday, November 08, 2013

8. Have you ever worked with a physical trainer? One on one? Small group? What skills or talents did the trainer have that helped you? What didn't help?

I have rather minimal experience with trainers. There must have been a forgettable one when I first joined the health club, who showed me the available apparatus and how to use some of it. My next brush with a personal trainer was when I signed up for a fitness assessment that the club provides annually. That was a disaster. Not the assessment, but the interaction with the trainer administering it. He was young; he was male; he was clueless about how the aging female body works (or doesn't). I got through it without injury, but the experience put a big damper on any enthusiasm I might have had for hiring personal training through the health club.

I do intend to hire a personal trainer after the first of the year to help me work on upper body strength and balance, but it will be someone I already know; someone I have already had discussions with, someone who understands my desire to improve, but not at the expense of joint damage or other injury that would keep me from doing what I love--teaching in the water.

  


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