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!