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4,347 7/7/12 1:10 P
Don't be too hard on yourself, Onehabitatatime. You are on the right track. You just had a minor setback. Don't let it derail you completely -- or cause you to give up your plan. Your plan is a GREAT one. Set a goal to get X minutes of exercise and do it.
Now that you have had a couple of days to try out your plan, what have you learned? Maybe you need to do your 10 minutes of exercise BEFORE you do something like yardwork. Maybe you should schedule a specific time each day. Maybe you should find some exercise you can do indoors so that you can do it at night or in bad weather. You don't need to do the same type of exercise every day.
Also, yardwork is physically active -- and it's OK to count it as exercise if you are doing it enough to breathe heavy and work your muscles. So I think you have done better than you are giving yourself credit for.
Another good thing you are doing is being honest with yourself. You are setting goals and documenting them regularly. That's what most people who succeed do. Good job! Keep that up and you will soon start to notice that meeting your goals will get a little easier.
I used to hate exercise and NEVER did it. But when health problems forced me to start exercising regularly 5 1/2 years ago, I started. I still don't enjoy it -- and usually have to force myself to do it -- but I do it regularly now. I am in the best shape I have been in as an adult and have committed to exercising regularly for the rest of my life. That doesn't mean I like it -- it just means I like how it helps me feel and I have promised myself that I will keep trying -- even when I experience some setbacks of my own along the way.
Yesterday it was easy. I worked 4 hours trying to get rid of weeds in one part of the yard. I am not much of an outside person, I have gone out maybe 10 times in my entire life to work on the yard. So I am pround of myself. Though, I think this may not be what people usually call exercise. It will be better for me to do regular exercise. But thinking too much is what got me here in the first place. So, I am going to continue what works.
Day 3: July 6th, 2012 Finish what I started yesterday in the yard. And write here tomorrow.
LEANIE64 I hope you did your 6 minutes in the mini trampoline and also your biking. I do not understand about points, but it seems that you are doing pretty well with them. So keep up the great work, I am very happy for you!!.
Yesterday it was a blink. The day went really fast. It was about 7:00pm, and I had not done the 10 minutes I had commited too. I was getting depressed. I just could not go outside anymore, I did not want to be food for the mosquitos. I thought I have a walker in the basement, well I am not sure how to bring it down, need to find the instructions... etc etc. Finally it was 11:07 pm, and nothing. I just could not go to bed, thinking that I failed the first day. I was in the bathroom, and decided to do it.
So day 1: I run on place for 10 minutes. DONE
Yesterday was hard, so I thought, why not make a goal for today. Something hard but a project. So day 2 will be:
Day 2: Go outside and get rid of a small section of grown weeds. Get rid of everything. and my second goal will be write here tomorrow.
That is great! Good luck leanie!! and thank you for joining me, I hope it is easier if I know that it is somebody out there. You have been biking, great exercise. Trampoline jumping is the best exercise ever. Great choices.
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7/4/12 4:30 P
I would love to do this with you..and yes I am fat..have a horrid flabby stomach..and in desperate need of some incentive. I bike most days..but now I want to add the mini tramp to the mix..I was pertty good last week about doing the mini tramp..but fell off the wagon so to speak..so my commitment to you is..I will still do my biking..now adding the 6 min. a day to the mini tramp.
I am fat, have not exercise in tons of years, have the most disgusting stomach you will ever see. etc etc. I want to start a challenge with myself (if you want to join in, please I want somebody just like me, no exercise, fat, lazy, etc etc.
I am not sure how to start an exercise program. So I am just going to start with something.
First challenge: 1 week where I need to write in sparks and exercise. But I am not sure I can find this message afterwards??? hopefully I will!!!
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