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Monday, May 05, 2014

Well, this may be the quickest BLC blog assignment ever. We are supposed to write about our reactions to our fitness test. The test was made up of some basic fitness feats to measure, such as push ups, crunches, (both to be done in 1 min), time a 1 mile walk and complete a 3 minute step exercise.

First of all, I customized, I confess. It was just 2 years ago that I had open heart surgery and although I could do perfect pushups before (yeah, right), I cannot do them now. I did chair planks. Still a challenge for me, so don't scoff. Crunches are a breeze, been doing those. The 3 minute step exercise sure got my heart racing. My 1 mile walk took 19 minutes, not great, but that will improve by the end of the 3 months of the BLC.

Actually, that is the purpose: IMPROVEMENT. It is a good way to measure where I am now and where I will be later. Sure hoping the ending blog will have good news. My overall goal for the BLC is to improve my stamina and strength. Looks like I am on my way.

I am holding my head high and allowing myself to customize any exercise to my capabilities. I hope I can be an inspiration to others who are not athletes and are trying and giving of their best. I did that in BLC23 and I did well. I WILL IMPROVE. I will be breathing easier and longer!!!

Good luck to all my teamies on their personal challenges. Be yourself. Know your limitations, but always push yourself forward. WE CAN DO THIS!!!
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    Amendment are always acceptable! You rocked it!
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    Chair planks sounds great. I have only got to the edge of the kitchen bench!! emoticon
    2158 days ago
    Proud of you! This isn't a "one size fits all" world! So, customize away! THAT'S what you need to do to make it work for YOU!

    2158 days ago
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