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Incentive or deterrent?

Saturday, December 29, 2018

I’ve started doing strength training again, I think for the first time in a year. Sometimes I’m surprised at how much I’ve lost. Other times, I’m surprised at how much is still there.

I’ve also reset my center weight for the Maintenance Challenge. Until now, I didn’t want to change it from my first steady weight in maintenance, but it wasn’t my center weight any more, and I didn’t believe in it as a goal. It just provided a useful ceiling because my scream weight was a tad below the top of the range. I’ve raised my center weight by a kilo because I think it’s really possible to achieve it. I wonder if the incentive will motivate me better than the deterrent.

I picked up an interesting concept from the Internet for longevity - “distress tolerance.” Distress includes things as small as irritations. If I understand it right, meeting difficulties calmly is one component of living a long healthy life. I like it.

Three things to work on in the New Year.

Happy New Year!

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  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    It's great that you're getting back into strength training. I used to do it almost every day, but have fallen off the wagon in the last year. You're inspiring me to get back on because I remember how good it makes me feel. I hope your muscles are already feeling the results of your efforts.

    Small irritations--those can really add up to BIG distress, and--yes indeed--that is related to success or failure in staying healthy. Thank you for the reminders!
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    383 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Distress tolerance is an intriguing concept and of course I had to google it and find our what skills might improve my own distress tolerance!!

    I do think that being realistic about sustainable weight helps me stay sane!!
    384 days ago
  • BESSHAILE
    ah ah ah - It's a January Promise for me - to start strength training again. AFter Wed. when I see my Dr. about some muscle issues.

    Thank you for the gentle prod for me - I might have forgotten. It's so easy to let things slide.

    hugs hugs hugs
    384 days ago
  • MICKEYH
    Wishing you a happy new year and prosperity all year around!! Much love.
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    388 days ago
  • WARRIORSUE

    "distress tolerance" is also super helpful when recovering from being a binge eater. To be willing to tolerate what before felt intolerable without food, can make all the difference on the scale.

    I really appreciated reading your blog!!
    388 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Fantastic goals!!!
    388 days ago
  • MARITIMER3
    Meeting difficulties calmly is definitely something I need to,work on.
    388 days ago
  • NELLJONES
    It's always a good idea to assess your weight goals, this is a great time of year for that.
    389 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
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    389 days ago
  • RUSSELLFORD
    You always have to push yourself to remain in control of your life and health.
    389 days ago
  • IMLOCOLINDA
    emoticon Happy New Year to you! I think distress tolerance is so much healthier than worry or letting all the little annoyances ruin the day! "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff"
    389 days ago
  • ROBBIEY
    Keep on pushing
    389 days ago
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