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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Title from Echolyn - “Settled Land”

I set some very modest goals for this BLC 21 challenge. In my post from January 6, just 23 days ago, I said that over the next 12-13 weeks, I'd get the weight down to 175, that I'd do 20 minutes a day of exercise, and that I'd do 10 squats and 10 lunges a day. Well, I'm not doing so hot at reaching those goals. The lunges, especially, are faltering, as I might do them twice a week. The squats, they occur more frequently, but it's not a daily occurrence. And while I'm getting exercise regularly, I've taken the last two Wednesdays completely off, failing to do a lick of exercise on the 16th or 23rd. That fact will probably force my brain to move my feet at some point today. Not sure in what direction, or in what motion.

But...there's a big but here. Two weeks into the official portion of challenge, I'm seriously challenging the goal weight I set in the first week of January. It won't happen tomorrow, I might not get there next week, but at the current pace, I’ll get to the 12 week goal in about four weeks. Of course, that doesn’t mean that the current pace will continue, nor that I won’t bounce in the wrong direction, as I have a habit of doing. But it means that there’s an off chance that I might be doing something right, even as I biff on what I’d intended to do.

Not sure whether to be heartened or annoyed by this dichotomy, so I’ll go with the first option. Plenty enough to be annoyed with otherwise.
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    You know what worked for me? Try to correlate exercise with other activities in your routine. Try doing 5 squats before brushing your teeth in the morning, then 5 lunges after. Do that same thing at night before bed. Doesn't have to be brushing your teeth, either - anything you do every day. I do squats while waiting for my lunch to heat up in the microwave at work.

    Either way, keep moving forward. As long as you TRY to reach your goals, you're doing something right. You're only failing if you're not trying. :D
    1936 days ago
    Just keep moving ahead. Progress is progress. Adjust goals as you need to. Some days I feel like the stars and planets have to be in the exact right alignment @ the exact right time for the brain and feet to engage @ the same time! Other days it's not so bad. Go figure.
    1936 days ago
    Awesome job being above pace!!! Be proud of it!
    1936 days ago
    Try doing the lunges as soon as you get out of bed in the morning and doing the squats right before you climb into bed at night. Shouldn't take more than a few minutes all together. Or try them during commercial breaks if you watch tv in the evening. You will only do them if it's important to you to do them.
    1936 days ago
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