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Blogging for the Starfish

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

I'm participating in the 5% Winter into Spring challenge, and our challenge this week is to blog. We are supposed to answer a question each day this week. So I'm catching up. emoticon

1) What new habit do you wish to develop?
I want to add more activity to my day. Not just exercise, but more activity in general. At work my day consists of sitting in front of a computer, and then I go home and I tend to want to sit either in front of the computer or in front of the TV. So I need more physical movement in my life.

2) How will you do that?
One excellent way is that I have started hand drumming with a djembe. That adds not only more movement into my day, but the rhythms are good for my brain. emoticon So I will drum at least a little each day. I will start walking on my break at work with a friend, and I will dig out my step and put it in the living room for some exercising during commercials when I'm watching TV.

3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track?
I have added accountability by including my friend on my daily walks. Being a part of the 5% challenge and the BLC challenge motivates me to participate in the exercise challenges because I don't want to have to put zeroes down for the various team challenges.

4) How are you doing day by day?
So far I feel like I am doing good. I have drummed every day, which actually feels like a reward rather than a goal. emoticon I am putting in more effort to get exercise back into my life.

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LE7_1234 3/7/2013 2:00AM

    Oh, can I relate to what you said about activity!

One thing I'm trying--on the days I work at home, at least--is to alternate sitting at the computer with standing. I can prop the laptop on something so it's the perfect height. And just standing instead of sitting is actually better physically....

Don't know how much of an option it is for you, but it might be something to ponder.

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DAYSPRING-STAR 3/6/2013 10:19PM

    I love the blogging challenge, your responses, and your approach! emoticon

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KRYSTALLA 3/6/2013 9:50PM

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JIMDAB 3/6/2013 7:49AM

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MAGGIEVAN 3/5/2013 10:27PM

    All fantastic ideas. Now put it into action and emoticon

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LOSINGLINNDY 3/5/2013 9:59PM

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MONETRUBY 3/5/2013 9:53PM

    Fantastic work! You've made a great start.

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BECKYSFRIEND 3/5/2013 7:56PM

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/5/2013 7:46PM

    Sounds like you have a good plan in place. Keep it moving!

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A_WISE_WOMAN 3/5/2013 4:15PM

  emoticon emoticon Sounds like you're having fun! Let's face it, we're in a marathon, not a sprint, so if it's not fun, it won't last!

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LADILADIDA 3/5/2013 1:42PM

    The act of working towards a goal feeling like a reward??? Wouldn't have it any other way! Way to go.

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HHB4181 3/5/2013 1:35PM

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NEWCHINELO 3/5/2013 1:32PM

    On track!

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TEMPERANCE88 3/5/2013 1:08PM

    Awesome job! Keep up the great work!

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