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Thursday, April 03, 2014




Today is day 24 of my streak!

Have you ever heard the old saying, "The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray"? Well, I laid out a success plan for the month of April, and it has already gone astray. So here is another saying..."Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan." (John C. Maxwell)

Part of my success plan for April was which workouts I would be doing. I decided to keep doing DDP Yoga and Les Mills Pump. I also decided to do Chris Freytag's 10 Pound Slimdown Xtreme DVD's. Its a 28 day plan and although the workouts were more advanced than I like, I thought I could still do them, with modifications. I started day one on March 31st, and realized quite quickly that I would have to modify a LOT. Not just the various workout moves, but also the pace. Chris Freytag moves along very fast, and I knew I would hurt myself if I tried to keep up with her.

On day two, I was really struggling with the workout, and starting to think that maybe I had bitten off more than I can chew. But then I remembered how difficult DDP Yoga was for me in the beginning, and how I stuck with it and got stronger. So I decided to keep going with the 10 Pound Slimdown Xtreme. But yesterday, as I was struggling to keep up, I felt a sudden pain in my upper back. I think it was my lat. All I know is that it hurt so much that it literally took my breath away! I stopped the workout right away and put an ice pack on the hurt area. Hubby gave me such a lecture when he got home, which is something I could have easily done without. But I know he did it with love. He reminded me that I'm almost 53 and I shouldn't push myself so hard to keep up with a workout that is so difficult for me.

So I reluctantly have to admit that I can't do that 10 Pound Slimdown Xtreme workout...yet. Maybe someday I can try it again. But right now its just too hard for me, even with modifications.



In order to stay on track and stay flexible in my approach, I have chosen a different workout to do this month. Its Crunch; Fat Burning Ab Attack. I have done this workout a couple of times before, so I know that its challenging for me, but also doable.



I'm still determined to make April a rock star month!


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NEW_ME_2014 4/18/2014 7:55PM

    I am also almost 53, and am a repeat Sparker, but this time to stay. I also injured myself trying to "fix this fat" too quickly. My body responded with a stress fracture. Then I broke a toe in the same foot. Then I re-injured the stress fracture. Sometimes the Universe uses a whisper, and sometimes a sledgehammer or three.

Honor what your body is telling you, and remember this, which has helped me: This is for life. This is not a quick fix. Don't do anything you can't sustain for life. Because the same energy you expend to attain something is the same energy you will need to expend to retain something. I think about that, and I think: what do I want my LIFE to look like? Not what do I want ME to look like. And I want to live a healthy life, a fit life, an active life. I am taking it slow and steady, and yes, I intend to get a hot body in the process, but I don't care how long it takes. I'm doing this for life.

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NASFKAB 4/16/2014 9:23AM

  beautiful

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SWEETRACHEL313 4/10/2014 2:03PM

    You always have the best quotes! I love the one that you start out with, about our VISION as opposed to our PLAN. It really helped me to sort out what I am working on for my fitness plan, as opposed to my vision. Thank you!!!!! emoticon

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SWEETLILBLUEYES 4/8/2014 12:21PM

    emoticon You are staying flexible in your approach yet firm in your goals!

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MRSRIGS1 4/7/2014 9:04PM

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LOVINGKATE 4/7/2014 5:19PM

  April WILL BE a rock star month Pixie. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GUINSMITH 4/7/2014 12:23PM

    you can get there and one day it will be easy peasy.

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KLASMITH 4/6/2014 11:21PM

    April is sure to be a rock star month! emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 4/6/2014 10:07PM

    You are so inspirational! You fall and get back up, dust yourself off, and try again!

You will succeed, my friend!

~Denise

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MOMMAKNOWSBEST 4/6/2014 5:49PM

  be flexible yet stay consistent:)

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SLIMLEAF 4/6/2014 5:02PM

    Sorry to hear about your shoulder muscle pain, but you're definitely doing the right thing by modifying your exercise plan.

I love the quote in your blog that says "If the plan doesn't work, change the plan, but never the goal." I think I'll have to remember that one!

Have a great April.

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NYCALIGIRL 4/6/2014 11:53AM

    What wonderful affirmations you have here...I really think that these will help motivate and push through to keep things going...i really love this

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KITTYLADY1259 4/6/2014 9:54AM

    Pixie,

I hope you didn't do any serious damage. Yay to you for adapting your plan! You never, ever give up and I admire that so much! I am trying to adapt and find the "plan" for me. It is a trial and error thing.

Glenna

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ANNASGOALS 4/6/2014 8:46AM

    You will succeed Pixie! The wisdom to adjust the plan not quit the plan is going to keep you on track! There will always be detours in life the secret is not to give up and I know you have the secret!

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WRITERWANNAB 4/6/2014 1:38AM

    You've done the right thing and, because of it, you can continue to move forward. Good for you! emoticon

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PREACHERLADY565 4/5/2014 5:53PM

  Plans are adaptable for a reason. A good and wise friend of mine uses this quote:

First - Plan your work
Then - Work your plan

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LANCER1984 4/5/2014 3:10PM

    Sometimes we have to accept our own limitations. Just because one thing doesn't work doesn't mean you can't try something else. I'm glad you listened to your body and stopped before you really hurt yourself. Your husband is right we have to consider the condition our bodies are in and do things that will challenge us but not overdue it. I know it was the last thing you wanted to hear at that point because you had already realized that but under your breath you can say "Okay he was right" (you don't have to actually tell him that emoticon

Karin

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SWEET-SUE 4/5/2014 2:09PM

    You have some good ideas...I am "taking notes" from your experience! Glad your husband has "got your back"!

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WHYTEBROWN 4/5/2014 1:45PM

    emoticon that you hurt your back & had to change your plan but emoticon on not giving up. Also your attitude is TOTALLY INSPIRATIONAL to me. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MULTIMOM 4/5/2014 10:56AM

    Way to go! Listening to your body is wise.
Exercise and fitness should be fun.
Hope your back gets to feeling better soon.
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IMEMINE1 4/5/2014 9:27AM

    I do the Ultimate Yogi work out and Travis always says to honor what you feel. You can always modify the move or even go into child's pose.
You are doing great on your streak!! emoticon

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AJDOVER1 4/5/2014 12:15AM

    Owie!
I admire your commitment, dedication and good sense!

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RAINBOWMF 4/4/2014 11:57PM

    emoticon so sorry you hurt your self.

Keep us posted, I find your blogs keep me going.

Mary

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ENRGEE 4/4/2014 11:47PM

    You only fail when you give up. Bravo for being flexible and changing your work out. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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LIVELYGIRL2 4/4/2014 11:30PM

  Changing plans isn't giving up... it's just a differant way of accomplishing things. Go for it!!!

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LOLAJO54 4/4/2014 11:22PM

    You did great ...
-- I like the one about work in April to see it in May

thanks for the great blog

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ICANDOIT014 4/4/2014 10:22PM

    Pixie, I'm sorry you got hurt doing that workout. I hope you are feeling better now. You will get there!
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GIMLEY77 4/4/2014 9:03PM

  good blog emoticon

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FLSUNSHINE1931 4/4/2014 8:57PM

    emoticon Keep them coming.

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CICELY360 4/4/2014 8:50PM

  Good blog

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SCRAPBECCA 4/4/2014 7:49PM

    Good for you for listening to your body and making an appropriate modification! emoticon

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TERMITEMOM 4/4/2014 6:54PM

    Pixie, I am so sorry you hurt yourself! Not fun. I am glad you have other DVDs so that you can continue with exercise, but in a gentler way. I am sure you will be able to go back to that one later.

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DIANNEMT 4/4/2014 6:52PM

    Yep!

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