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October Challenge Recap!


Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Well hello there, Friends! October has been wild. Nonetheless, I was basically able to stick with my challenge plan. Here were some set backs:

My aching left hip, knee, shin, and foot. So, not as much jump rope as I'd planned.

Inability to find archived episodes of the kickboxing program on the newly re-designed liveexercise.com. So I subbed with some other shows.

My broken computer = decreased ability to find interesting new exercises, less blogging, and no videos.

I started my new job (which is overall a really big YAY! but the change in routine needed a little adjustment time).

BUT!!!!!!!


Though I didn't jump rope too much I did make up some fun routines involving double unders and criss crosses. :)

I can now run two miles straight! This is huge! Progress was made before it gets too cold for this asthmatic wheezer!

I realized I do enjoy straight strength training. Whowouldathunk.

Having a "wildcard" day is really helpful in not getting too bored.

And most importantly, I'm more of a "big picture" person. I experimented a little with not tracking exercise and food and now I know it's okay to do that. Ate a little too much today? Fine. Had an extra rest day? No worries. Don't feel like doing Yoga today? Running sounds more fun anyway.

So while I doubt I'll do any sort of challenge with a schedule like that again, it was a learning experience. :)

Happy November!
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7MINFIT 5/7/2012 1:32PM

  Like what you are doing. Truly an inspiration to me and I'm sure others. I am still exercising at a little less strenuous level, but improving. I found a program that I follow now.
http://www.7minuteworkouts.
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7MINFIT 5/7/2012 1:32PM

  Like what you are doing. Truly an inspiration to me and I'm sure others. I am still exercising at a little less strenuous level, but improving. I found a program that I follow now.
http://www.7minuteworkouts.
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VW_STEPH 11/7/2011 2:36PM

    Sounds like an interesting learning curve, and a new sucessful attitude to take on. Don't panic, smile and carry on or find an alternative!

I'm glad for the new job being a YAY! :D x

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JOANNA202 11/2/2011 7:28AM

    Glad to see your October challenge was a positive experience too. It sounds like you don't need detailed structure anyway if you're able to step away from the trackers for a while. I'm frighteningly dependent on them (or addicted?) but I know what you mean about adapting exercise to your mood. It's all exercise anyway, and definitely best to do something that feels enjoyable instead of sticking to a plan you're bored of for the sake it.

Here's to more success in November!

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