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.
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.
Now 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.
40 plank rotations
40 seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
40 minutes of deep breathing
>>Respectfully submitted & Always thankful<< ~Mai