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Wanting to do things and actually doing them.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Two different things completely.

I updated my goal list yesterday when they updated the site. The one thing I never really got into was strength training. Sure I did some yoga a while back, but when I couldn't afford it anymore (and I barely could to begin with) I stopped doing it completely. It's one of those things I do better in a group setting.

I decided that one of my goals is to get toned. Like one of those fitness models we see everywhere (yes I know, photoshop is everywhere, I know unrealistic from reality). I want abs and a great butt, but I can't do it without a real workout.

I've been lazy lately and hardly even do my walks. Part of it is my leg, but that should want me to work at it more so I can live independently for life (another goal!). I have been half-heartedly doing my leg exercises this week (it was a long weekend for the kids, really an excuse?) and need to get back on the horse. I tried to do a yoga position after I did my leg exercises, I need to make my leg stronger, it's still out of alignment, I know I can make it better by working it more.

One thing I have discovered is that if I'm really that lazy I hurt more. It's amazing that a little exercise, even mild walking, can make one feel better. I know that I can get this done for myself, I'm still trying to convince my husband to do some exercises with me, his back hurts occasionally and I know that working out will make him feel better too.

I put on my chart that I'd do strength training exercises 3 times a week, so I'd better get at it. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays will work best for me, so off I go!


Today's Holidays: National Knee Day, International Stuttering Awareness Day, INTERNATIONAL CAP LOCKS DAY, National Nut Day and The 216th Anniversary of the First Parachute Jump.
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  • v TANYA602
    I'm so glad I checked in today and see a blog from you! I miss using the SP site and seeing what's up. I actually like the new set-up and it may motivate me. How are you going to go about your strength training? I also added it as a mini goal and am thinking of getting back to the SP videos. They worked wonders for me the last 16 months and then I kind of let the ball drop around August. You can do anything you set your mind to - you've proven this! Are you in any challenges right now?
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  • v KAREN608
    wanting to do things and doing... so much a challenge for all of us at times. I so far have been a slug this week after a more active week.
    1040 days ago
  • v MNNICE
    I also have a hard time sticking to s/t. I do it, but not regularly and when I do it I know I don't work as hard as I should/could. I do love my walking but I know that alone is not enough!
    1040 days ago
  • v FRAN0426
    Yes strength exercise is very important, and I have started getting into doing them more often myself. I got lacks and then just kept putting them off and really look forward to getting them done again. I'm trying for two sessin=ons aweek with increasing th three in near future. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • v JULIETTECAKE
    My favorite thing to do for exercise is to go for walks. Still, so often I don't want to go, too busy, too cold. But I find once I am going I really enjoy it. It even lifts my mood to go walking in the rain. Yup, I'm probably nuts, but I really do feel like I've accomplished something. Surprisingly enough, no one I know enjoys walking as much as I do, not even my dog. emoticon I hope you find the exercise that lifts your mood and really works for you.
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