This “featured image” says it all – man, I was TIRED today. I am so thankful I woke up early and got the workout in… it was like a back-to-back since it was the last thing I did last night as well.
Looking at my totals, I cannot believe that I am in the hundreds for each of these! Mind you, this is still not A LOT, but the fact that I could have chosen to stay on my path of inertia & not begin is what I am celebrating.
I have chosen to take things slowly, to work my way back towards being in shape. I am in no hurry & my body is dictating the pace. I have chosen to simply start where I was at, and take a baby step a day at a time. 99 days truly is not that long, I am already a quarter of the way there!
As much as I am tempted to think about the next challenge, I bring myself back to focus on this immediate smaller goal. I created and embarked on this challenge to get myself moving, to add a small “w” to my belt, and to recommit to myself with time, care, patience, and focus. It is so easy to forget to stay acquainted with yourself.. what does that mean? It means being that good friend, but to yourself:
Check-in frequently.. Truly care about what is on their mind & their well-being.. Provide everything you can.. Spend time alone & focus on them.. Buying small tokens of appreciation.. Being present.. Treat them to a time just to get away every once and a while.. Go on short drives… Sit in silence or laugh out loud.. Always being kind, but honest..
I am trying to treat myself the way I treat those whom I truly care about. Not the easiest thing when jobs, children, and the stresses of being in a society ran by “isms,” vie for your time.
I am re-learning, it is not easy, but it is worth it!
Day#23 was a success. 2.6.18 = Complete
- Most Difficult: Yoga pose again, I will conquer you this week!
- Currently Feeling: Ready for lights out, but relatively well!
Totals for day 23/99:
- 300 push-ups (+2 for the “Level up” #1)
- 300 squats
- 20 seconds holding seated squat
- 185 plank rotations (+20 for the “Level Up #2)
- 25 seconds holding forearm plank
- 205+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
- 115 minutes of deep breathing
Level Up #1 | Level Up #2 | Level Up #3 | Level Up #4 | Level Up #5 | Level Up #6 | Level Up #7 | Level Up #8 |
>Respectfully submitted & Always thankful<< ~Mai