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#igot5onit99 | Day#8

Back at home and blogging from my computer feels so much better! I appreciate the feeling of sitting at a desk and having a big screen to project onto, for me, it is this little thing that helps keep me motivated.

More on Motivation…

I have to say, mis compadres / familia who have joined me on this journey have absolutely kept me going stronger & staying accountable.  I feel (in a good & healthy way…) pressure to stay on my ish because they decided to join ME on this journey and I feel like I am getting such a reward for sojourning down this path with two other women trying to be their best selves.  I say it is a temporary one, because I know by the 99th day, the journey through discovering their best selves that they continue to embark upon will be an internal one traversed within.

Micro Goals

I think the greatest thing about setting these little goals are that it builds up a memory bank of successes to draw from when challenges require failure after failure to perfect the process towards success.  I am still working on my business, but much more slowly as I know that this class starting at the jump of the month is going to help frame what I need to do to get it off the ground.  I have failed to work on it daily as I initially set out to do, but failure to be on top of that has allowed me to reorganize my time to get this challenge underway, research a new diet overhaul for my family, as well as get my monthly reading down.  I was able to adjust my focus on what made sense for where I am at.  Now, I am at a point where I found out what works best for me, what time I need to workout, how to transition to my new schedule effortlessly.

Leveling up

Level-UpNow I am peeking over towards my 9th successful day of my #igot5onit99 challenge – which is the first major milestone for me.  I am still deciding if I am going to A) double up what I am doing or B) add another “5” to what I am doing to kick it up a notch.  I always knew I would hike up the challenge for myself after each increment of 9 – I just cannot believe it is already almost here!  Just like any exercise, it is important to start slow, master consistency, then gradually increase the challenge so that growth can continue.  I am taking the same approach to this challenge.  I will determine by tomorrow which road to take, but whichever one it is, you will get to witness how my body reacts to being shaken up again 🙂  Am I ready for this? I feel like I just got used to my choice to be active & here I am kicking it up a notch.  Hurt now, glow later.

Day#8 was a success!  1.22.18 = Complete

Most Difficult:  Getting up this morning, I was TIRED!  Currently Feeling: Just wanting to lay around the house and rest.  I feel my shoulders, but like on the inside / frontal region where the skin folds as you press your elbows to touch your sides.


80 push-ups

80 squats

40 plank rotations

40 seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)

40 minutes of deep breathing

>>Respectfully submitted & Always thankful<<    ~Mai

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