Just a quick example of diet and fitness:
It’s not about Herculean efforts each time- it’s about persistence and consistency.
October’s challenge is:
1: to take photos of each meal & document all that I eat, evaluating at the end of the day how well I kept on track with dietary changes –
2: exercise for 30 minutes or more each day
3: drink half my body weight in ounces of water daily
4: added challenges. Today was 100 sit-ups (I did these first thing in the morning, and actually found them a great way to ease into moving and waking up. And running up to two miles, which I’ll complete this evening.
Tomorrow is push-ups.
Just completed a workout which consisted of : 10 minutes max rounds of 2,4,6,8 calorie row & wall balls,
10 minutes max rounds: burpees and weighted (20lbs) toe-touches
10 minutes max rounds: thrusters and kettlebell swings,
Then max rounds of 20 bicycle crunches and 10 weighted sit-ups.
I’ve found that if I don’t think too much and just show up, the workout handles itself.
The main thing I’m learning is that it doesn’t matter if I stumble. Yesterday, I fell flat on my face. I had a terrible day of no-coping. I had a night of agony and depression. Today, I’m back at it.
We will never be perfect – we just need to keep aiming. If I take joy in the reaching itself, and take a moment to feel proud of myself, not for achievements, but for resilience,
I think I’ll learn to love my life much more consistently. At least, that is the goal.