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Day 1, and A New Plan

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

20 min bike ride
10 min walk with 1 short SLOW jog (1 lightpost to the next)
5 min stretching
35 min total

So, I've GOT to get myself back into the swing of fitness things. In my effort to get fit I want to be sure to find a balance between consistency and obsession. It seems like consistency is hard for me to find without that total focus almost to the exclusion of everything else.

So, I'm starting a fitness streak. It may not be a hard workout but I will do something, at least 10 minutes, at least 5 days a week, maybe 6. I won't blog about it every day but I'll report on my activities every few days or so.

So, to recap:
1. At least 30 min of exercise 5-6 days a week
2. At least 5 min of stretching after every exercise session
3. Account for my activities by blog here 1-2 days a week
4. Keep a running account of how long I keep my streak alive.

Lets see how long I can keep this up, now that I've made myself publicly accountable.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MONICA_W 9/21/2011 10:06AM

    So how's the new plan going? Time for an update yet? :)

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ITSMYLIFE2 6/9/2011 11:42PM

    JULES!! So good to "see" you! Our reunion page has really slowed down, its just Kellianne, Nera and I-sure miss you, Wendy, Toni and Lori. You are on the right track and I will check in on your blogs to see how you are doing. I have been working out 5 days a week for 3 weeks now and like you I NEED to make this a habit again. I actually gained weight over the stressful months by myself in Oklahoma and planning my daughters wedding but now I'm on a roll and intend to make it permanent. Good luck Jules and keep in touch, us old time sparkers need to stick together!!


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SPECIALMG 6/9/2011 12:11PM

    yay! welcome back, Jules. I'm totally with you -- trying so hard to find balance in my all-or-nothing head. :)

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ASPENJULES 6/9/2011 12:46AM

    Thanks for all the support, guys! Ya'll are the bestest!!

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BOBBYD31 6/8/2011 8:11PM

    jules you got my support, when anne and i started with spark you were one of my inspirations so i know you can do this. welcome back and stop in with the rookies once in a while, there are a few old timers still around.

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    OMG!!! I'm so glad to see you! I was out hanging clothes on the line today and it popped into my head "I wonder how Jules is doing?" and here you are!!!! WOW!!! I'm trying to get into some exercise routine of some sort but mostly need help with the eating! UGH!
I'll be here watching,too-we can keep each other accountable~

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    I'm watching you emoticon

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    Sounds like a great plan. Wishing you every success.


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MONICA_W 6/8/2011 11:11AM

    Welcome back, lovely!

You can do this! I'm glad to see you've built flexibility into your streak, because really - an obsessive exerciser using an all-or-nothing, everything-is-lost-if-I-miss-this-o
ne-workout "streak" as a tool doesn't sound like she's getting away from the obsessiveness, if you know what I mean! Flexibility in the way of a minimum (5 x 30 = 150 minutes per week) will allow you to change your schedule and mix things up.

"Let's see how long you can do this", you ask? How about "let's see how long it takes before Julie remembers the heart-lifting JOY of movement!" Enjoy! Have fun! Smile and think, "aaaah, I'm back" on your little jog interval!

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CASSIOEPIA 6/8/2011 9:28AM

    Jules, you know I want to support you in this. I also struggle with that perfectionism where, if I can't get out for xxx minutes, I might as well not work out at all. You are so right, that even ten minutes is so much better than nothing. I read a quote earlier this week that I've been keeping in my mind, and it went something like this:

"think of how you feel after completing a workout. Now think of how you feel when you blow it off. Which feeling would you rather take with you through your day?"

Let me know if I can help you in this....daily check ins maybe?

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ELAINEROSE5 6/8/2011 8:54AM

    Good luck with your plan. I joined Spark in September 2010 and my biggest fear is that I'll just give up on the whole thing one day. Been there, done that many times. Just trying to find that balance this time so I don't go back there!

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SAMILIA 6/8/2011 8:21AM

    Yay Jules! So glad you're back! :) The obsession is something I think most of us struggle with, and the reason why we often run away and stay gone for so long. We realize that life is about MORE than just exercise and calories. The problem is, it's PART of our lives, so we have to find that happy balance within ourselves. So proud of you for coming back again. One day at a time. Love your plan! Take it easy and I'm excited to see you around from time to time! emoticon

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NETTYBREAD 6/8/2011 3:11AM

    I'm with you 100% friend. Balance without the obsession :) We can do it!!! Great job on your workout. emoticon

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