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Gaining a little self awareness.....

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

I have been wondering and wondering why in the world I have reached a point that I don't want to eat right or exercise.

Well, I bought a Bowflex Elliptical Machine for myself for Xmas, and I am beginning to understand.

Since 2008 I have been walking for exercise. That's it. Just walking, day after day after day. There's nothing wrong with that, it served its purpose. But today I realized, I have become bored with doing the same thing endlessly. I need to shake it up, try something new.

A few weeks ago I started doing beginner cardio videos, and I love them. I didn't realize how out of shape I have become. Yes, I walked, but that is all I did. And I never challenged myself with it. That uses very few muscles. These videos are really challenging, even if they are beginners' videos. I am grateful I found them.

And then there's my elliptical. It isn't so much a true elliptical. It is more like a stair stepper. It is extremely challenging. I'm gonna tell you the truth, I literally can only do 2 minutes on the easiest setting.

Two minutes. lol

But, that's okay. Everyone has to start out somewhere. I look forward to adding time as I gain more physical fitness.

As far as my nutrition goes, I'm not doing very well yet. But I am committed to improving it. I am working on showing myself a little grace and compassion nowadays. I find my self talk needs to improve, as well as my physical health.

Where the mind goes, the body will follow.

I'm on my way to a healthier life, mind, body, and spirit.
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  • JANIEWWJD
    Good for you!!! emoticon You got this!!! emoticon
    80 days ago
  • ALICIA363
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    83 days ago
  • CKEYES1
    Variety is the spice of life. I never do the same thing two days in a row.
    83 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    I know I have to vary my workouts to avoid boredom and also using different muscle groups. Some days I like an outdoor walk but not every day. And I have a stair stepper and after two or three minutes my thighs are burning! So don't feel you are alone or out of shape. It happens to have intense resistance. I like to say, do what you enjoy--or love and vary when you feel like it.
    83 days ago
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