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Blog Challenge- Day 11

Sunday, November 10, 2013

11. How often do you participate in physical activity and for how long each time? Are you satisfied with that?

I do really well with this! I am on a fitness streak of doing at least 120 minutes of intentional exercise Every. Single. Day. I am on Day 780 today. Some days I just barely squeak out 120 minutes, but more often it is 3 or 4 hours worth. I take the dog for a long walk most mornings, plus he gets 2 shorter walks usually. Plus I go for short runs and walks by myself, or use the elliptical or rower, and occasionally I do ST. I know I need to do ST more regularly. The walking and other cardio has become habit, but I am still having trouble with making ST a habit. How did you make ST a habit?


Today I am off tp the movies with my best friend, Jennifer. We are going to see Thor. I saw the first one and enjoyed it, so I am hoping this one is fun too. Chris Hemsworth is worth looking at... even if the movie itself isn't very good. haha...
I decided to get popcorn at the theater, so that will be lunch. I am not hungry today. I am normally not hungry during the day, but get hungry at night. I try to make myself eat SOMETHING during the day, but sometimes I completely forget to eat lunch, as I am just not hungry at the time. The problem is that I usually end up snacking mindlessly in the evening. I don't normally buy junk at the grocery store, so I am eating fairly healthy food for my snacks, but the quantity gets away from me. I am losing weight again, so this isn't sabotaging my weight maintenance, but it can't be very healthy.
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    What an inspiration!
    1534 days ago
    What a great streak
    1535 days ago
    I do it every day, never miss it.
    1535 days ago
    I do the same thing. I never FORGET lunch, but I usually only eat 500 calories during the day and the other 800 at dinner and in the evening. It's a hard habit to break. Have fun at the movies.
    1535 days ago
    I love popcorn. I can't have it in the house. That's all I'd eat. Dan and I are going to the movies tonight and I might get a small bag. Sometimes I can be strong and walk passed it.
    1535 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Good for you!! That is excellent fitness! I too, love to exercise, and I am at my happiest when I can get three or four fitness classes in a day. So 2 hrs minimum and often more. Lately, my health has gotten in the way of some of my fun and I haven't been up to par. I ride out my health problems like a roller coaster and do the most on days I feel good and dial it back when I don't. But if I was healthy, you can bet I would be racking up the numbers.
    ST is a problem for me too. I just can't sit there and push weights for an hour or so. Boring! Fortunately, some of my DVD's incorporate ST in and around the cardio, which I love as it breaks up the monotony while giving your muscles a rest to be able to do another set. A class I really love for its intensity is a tabata cardio alternating with the heaviest weights you can lift. Its an incredibly powerful workout and sure burns the metabolism for hours and hours afterwards. I love strong, hard workouts because the adrenalin rush is so great, but the warmth you feel for a long time afterwards is very useful in this frigid climate of mine :P
    I so want to find the time to see a movie!! I love them! That oh so delectable meal, the refillable popcorn :) It got me into a lot of trouble when I used to see as many as 5 movies a day at the cheap theatres!! Oh the days before I got this manager job and had lots of time on my hands!!! Enjoy!
    1535 days ago
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