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How much do I really want this?


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

This is a question I need to ask myself.

According to my diet, I really want this. I must admit that I have done fairly well in the what and how much if it am I eating area.

According to my fitness log, I don't seem to really want this. I haven't logged much time. Yes, I threw out my back. And, yes, my knee is still really bugging me. But these are obstacles, not excuses. I am we'll versed in adaptive exercise. I just need to do it!!

I want my efforts to reflect my desires in both areas, not just one!

Therefore, I am committing myself to logging at least 1,000 fitness minutes during the month of April. This divides out to 45 1/2 minutes, each week day. That even gives me the ability to take Saturdays and Sundays off, if I so choose. This is a very do-able goal and I intend to meet it!
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KEELIE21 3/27/2013 9:13AM

    Good for you! I always shoot for 1000, it is totally doable for me, I don't have kids and every other week my fiancée works nights, those weeks I usually go long at the gym. As you know I've set a pretty lofty goal for myself as well, I have Spark to thank for getting a fire lit under my butt, I can have a goal in my mind all I want but if I don't follow through no one knows but me. However if I shout it from the rooftops here on spark then I feel more gung-ho about getting it done.
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NAYKNITS 3/26/2013 8:18PM

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RODRIGUEZ41508 3/26/2013 1:12PM

    You Got This !!!!!!!!

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ERNOINACTION 3/26/2013 12:25PM

    Great goal! I'm working on getting 500 minutes per month. Once I master that, I'll move up and on. Keep at it!

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PRETTYPITHY 3/26/2013 12:21PM

    Ideally, we will put equal effort into both nutrition and fitness. BUT! If you're going to put more effort into one, nutrition is definitely the one to focus on. I can work out til the cows come home, but if my nutrition is not on point, I won't lose an ounce. So, a big round of applause for staying on point nutritionally. That said, exercise adds so much to life and to this journey, I totally understand why you want to be on track with that, too.

I would say if your issue is consistency, first focus more on "getting it done" and less on how long or what level of effort. To that end, it really is better to do 20 minutes of light cardio three days a week for a month, than it is start off with a bang (60 minutes every day!) and then peter out (I've done it both ways!). I would say consistency and intensity/frequency are two separate goals. I would work on consistency first. emoticon

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LILBLUEYEDARLIN 3/26/2013 12:18PM

    Good for you, I often say we hold ourselves back...but if we put our minds to it look at what we can accomplish. I am very large and it's hard physically for me to move doing a workout, I have been doing the seated workouts on here and though it may not be as much, I feel accomplished just knowing I tried. On the days you have a flare up of pain in your back or knee, try one of them, at least your moving and doing something instead of looking for an excuse. You can do this! You have tons of support on this website, we are here for you! Good luck! emoticon

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