Whoop, whoop! Whoop, whoop! I am halfway there. I have been sticking with it for 6 weeks! We are meeting on Mondays. That in and of itself is a challenge because people always complain about Mondays. It is the day after a weekend and you have to get it in gear to push through work or whatever your Monday tasks may bring you. But honestly, it could be any day and if it is something you really don’t want to do, there will be an excuse not to do it. On the other hand, if it something you really want to do, the day, the time, weather and any other obstacle couldn’t keep you from it. At the beginning of this journey, I said I was determined to stay with it. That sounds really good when your motivation is high. Life happens and plans change. However, I have been determined that this change will affect the rest of my life. For almost 40 years, health and fitness was not a priority. Any damage internally and externally has already been done. But wait, there is still good news. It’s not too late. Week 6 lesson is “Get Moving”. I like how each week is like building blocks. We review what we have already learned and build onto it with the next lesson. In construction, you don’t start with this tall, strong building. You have to make a solid foundation and put in the proper structure to make sure that the building is sturdy. When you build, you have to survey the land and clear away junk/debris to make sure the area is fit to have a building. Then, you have to make sure your building can withstand typical weather and natural occurrences like earthquakes and hurricanes. I feel like being in this 12 week Fit Mind Fit Body program is like constructing a building. The first weeks I began the process of clearing my mind of junk and debris…poor eating habits, mental blocks, sedentary activity and preconceived ideas about diet/exercise. I am having to do a mental survey. Each week I am learning how to use tools to build myself so that when I reach my ultimate goal, I will be able to maintain this structure so that it lasts a long time. Moving is essential. This week we are discussing ways that we can move and set goals for planned and unplanned exercise. For me, it has been a series of very small changes in movement. I am up to at least 30 minutes of planned or unplanned exercise each day. I have been surprised how just doing a little extra each day has me moving a lot more than I had in the past. I don’t know why I am so surprised. I guess my amazement comes from taking these baby steps in an area that is unfamiliar to me. This week I am down 0.6 pounds for a total of 10.6 pounds. This journey is just the beginning of building myself mentally and physically. I know days will continue to come that have the potential to challenge my thoughts, my body and my goal for completion. The tools I am learning have helped me to become stronger already. I am moving! Feel free to follow my progress and comment on how you get moving.
Written by PurplePearls