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Making Adjustments

Sunday, February 16, 2014

So once again, I have set up a work-out calendar with the best of intentions, and once again, those intentions are going buh-bye. I have missed 2 cardio sessions and I have only done 1 strength training day. I know I need to do ST, but getting in the mindset for it… I won’t beat myself up. No negative self talk allowed. I am beginning to think I was a little too ambitious when I set up the ST part of my calendar. Four days a week may be more than I can mentally deal with right now. I have a work out DVD by Gold’s that uses resistance tubes with short cardio bursts. It is a full body work out and takes about 40 minutes to complete. I am going to try and use that instead of my original plan to do sets of spot exercises. I am going to focus on 2 days a week. If I can do more great, but 2 days will have me doing at least 1 type of exercise 6 days a week with 1 rest day.

This will also make it easier to not make excuses in the upcoming week. I am halfway through my 4th day of work and I have seven more to go. I normally work 30 hours a week Friday thru Sunday, but I picked up hours to cover for the regular Week day secretary while she is on vacation. I will have 1 paycheck with an extra 10 hours and another paycheck with the extra 10 plus 30 hours of OT. Trying to get in a total of 2 hours of exercise after work plus having to work the next day is not feasible.

That’s about it for me, I hope everyone is have a good week.
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  • TANJAT88
    It is actually really good to see that you are adjusting your goals instead of beating yourself up and throwing in the towel. You just inspired me to make sure I give myself permission to do the same.

    I will be sweating it out with you, my friend :)

    Thank you for your honesty, accountability, and flexibility. Sometimes, after we have been at something for a while, we forget to take "baby steps" - so this is a great reminder.

    One step, one rep, one healthy choice, one day at a time

    1583 days ago
    It's good to be flexible 'cause life happens - unexpectedly.
    As long as you don't mis-define 'flexibility' as backing out just because you don't feel like working out...
    Diversify your workouts, find something that you really love. That'll take the "work" out of workout and make it just plain fun.
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    1583 days ago
    I know what you mean about the frustration that accompanies trying to set up a schedule, but then it just seems to fall apart at the slightest challenge.

    I think I need to adopt the mindset that my husband brings to his work. He is a production supervisor in a machine shop, and this is what he says about planning:

    "I make a plan every day, knowing that things will not go perfect. So I don't have a problem when something goes wrong and messes up my plan because I expect something like that to happen."

    Life tends to interrupt a lot of good intentions, so maybe it will help to embrace that instead of fighting against it when it occurs for the umpteenth time.

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    1584 days ago
    A schedule, ANY schedule, is just begging to be "tweaked" at some point, and you are wise to make the adjustments necessary so that your schedule works for YOU. Sometimes I find that short burts of exercise, 5 minutes at a time, can quickly add up throughout the day.
    1584 days ago
    Sometimes it is important to be flexible with our plans and goals. If things are not working out as originally planned, tweak your plans until you get what works for you. You can do it.
    1585 days ago
    Sometimes where we THINK we can start is different from where we actually NEED to start. Strength training isn't working for you? You're doing exactly what you need to - adjusting and continuing to move forward!
    1585 days ago
    emoticon It is wise and TERRIFIC to make adjustments as we go along, if our plans are not proving to be do-able or realistic.

    emoticon With the new plan, and all you have decided upon sounds VERY good!
    emoticon And don't forget the water intake!!

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    HOpe yo can do something really worthwhile with the extra $$.

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    1585 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/16/2014 9:03:21 PM
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