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2010 Self Challenge

Thursday, February 18, 2010

...and its finally here!

I've been just waiting and waiting....I've realized in addition to my last blog, that I do a lot of planning, preparing, getting ready but not doing. I really thought a lot about that yesterday during my walk/jog.

Today I'm nervous. I've offically started the 2010 Self Challenge. In all reality I'm not sure what the nerves are about. I've been working hard, and following weight watchers and watching slowly but surely wieght come off. This is just gonna step it up and is a commitment, both things that are hard for me.

I'm going to keep this blog for my journaling of my thoughts during this challenge over the next three months, and keep the stats to my message boards and trackers. I'm not going to plan and plan and plan the next three months out this time. I'm not going to look at the big picture, I've put down on paper (or at least virtual paper!) my starting place, and my end all be all goal. From this point, and at least for the next month (when the challenge is switched up, and I'll re-assess), I will be taking it week by week and day by day. I'll do today what I can then move on to the next, still hitting my minimal goals each week.

This week....complete the full five hours of cardio they are asking for, even if it's not perfectly in thier prescribed manner.

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

As long as I can say that as my head hits the pillow I'll be just fine.

Peace out.
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    The five hours of cardio was a surprise to me...seems like in the past, the Self Challenge has not been so intense at the start! It's going to take me a couple of days to get into a schedule where I can put aside 75 mins for cardio!

    I am like you...I plan well, but execute less well. I'm trying to really identify what the point of breakdown is in my efforts this time around, and to keep myself on track.
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    Absolutely I'm doing the toning 2x a week...that one's easy to fit in for me! I'll do that while watching tv at my nightly wind-down. I might even do it 3xs!! I LOVE strength training (although you wouldn't know it by my lack of strength...HA!)

    Thanks gals for the comments and encouragement!

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    4099 days ago
    Yay! I'm so with you. The 5 hours of cardio a week is going to be tough for me, but I am determined to get in all the time. We can do it! Team Divas!
    4099 days ago
    You have a great attitude about getting started with the challenge. I'm excited about it too & am planning to do the toning moves tonight at home. Are you doing the strength toning moves 2x week also?
    Like you said take it day by day & before you know it the challenge will end & you will enjoy all the positive mental & physical rewards from it!
    4099 days ago
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    YEAH!!! Here's to meeting our goals!!!
    4099 days ago
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