Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Some days all I can manage is 30 minutes exercise split into 3 sections of 10 minutes each time some days I do a lot more.
What I have learnt is it is not the amount of time I spend exercising it is the fact that I am moving. It is Consistency not Perfection that counts.
So when I add my exercise minutes in the 5% Challenge I am no longer comparing what I do with what others can do. I do what I can and challenge myself to do a little more each day whilst still listening to my body.
I add a few extra minutes each day and slowly build up what I can do.
In the Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge we were asked to set long term goals these are mine.
Do a workout every day:
During the week I will include Cardio, Strengthening, Core, Arms and Stretches
My exercise will be broken up into sections so I can do them during the day.
Have fun during exercising so it will not become a chore and find ways to add a little extra when ever possible.
When life steps in and things are harder to do I will do at least 10 minutes exercise.
When my pain levels increase I will find ways of doing something even if it is the upper body only.
There will be days when I am not able to exercise a lot due to pain or the disc popping out pressing on the sciatic nerve, I hope it will not happen too often as it is not much fun. On these days I will do what I can and if that is 10 minutes only then it is better than doing nothing at all.
I have learnt that moving is what it all about not perfection, so no matter what I do as long as it is my best then that is what matters.
My Husband is the sort of person that goes with the thought it is all or nothing. I am trying to show him that it is Consistency that works, Consistency not Perfection being consistent rather than the all or nothing approach.
I will weigh myself on Friday and hope that I have shifted at least 1 pound as this will not only spur me on but show my Husband that the exercise I am doing, which includes a lot of Chair Exercise really does work. I am also watching the portions I eat with my plate and the combination of eating smaller portions and exercise should reap results.
So I am working on being consistent and finding ways to make the Exercise enjoyable.