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Curbing Enthusiasm?

Monday, September 09, 2013

I want to do more stuff. Today started out a bit rocky, some carry-over from last night. After some surprising and uplifting discoveries, my mood has lifted and I feel like doing more today- particularly more walking!

I love having enthusiasm for an idea, project or event, but I know I tend to get a little ahead of myself and lose some fuel from going full throttle too soon. I want to reach that goal of 3500 steps a day (though it's unnerving that mileage or calories burned are not counted in that assessment in the Fitness Tracker. :/) I want to see what it'd be like to climb more than 5 flights of stairs a day. I want to walk around my workplace and the nearby pond and see how long it takes me and how many calories I can burn.

I'm getting a little impatient because it seems I need to burn more calories (about 920/dy) and I don't know HOW I'm going to do it, so I'm looking to speed up the When! I'm not sure I can ever do enough to reach that number- not without a LOT more effort than I'm currently offering. I don't want to burn out and get discouraged, but I don't want to be in the beginning stages for too long, either. I think both ends are discouraging. I'm not sure what improvement to look for in order to know I can do more and keep doing that level. I get confused by peaks, I guess.

I could try to take it easy. The trick is that it could go either way- either way I go. I could burn out by pushing myself or I could bore myself by not pushing enough. I'm having trouble seeing the middle way with this, which is difficult for me to handle- that I can't see a midpoint.

I guess I could set some stages for myself, week-to-week or so might work. I'll do what I'm doing, now, through this week, then push the boundaries, a little, next week and see how long it takes to fit there...

Planning, scheduling... I knew I could find a way. I just had to write it out. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Hugs!
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    I try small goals and then bump it up as I go. I also try to make it in to a game.
    1717 days ago
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