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Week Update & Untapped Tools

Friday, November 15, 2019

Week Update:

Sat - Nordic Trac, walk, prep for craft show
Sun - Walk, housekeeping, prep for craft show
Mon - Nordic Trac, creative projects, organize book shelf
Tue - strength training, lunch walk, work on a puzzle, bonus stretching,
Wed - lunch walk, reading, ate a frog @ work
Thurs - Nordic Trac, lunch walk, reading. housekeeping
Fri - Nordic Trac, longer lunch walk, date night

Untapped Tools (Do You Have These Too?)

In the course of putting our (post remodel) house and life back together I realized I have many untapped tools I have invested in over time.

Books and videos on How To -
- end procrastination (half completed)
- simplify decisions and define goals
- cultivate a good attitude (90% completed)
- be happy (half complete)
- de-clutter and create a peaceful living environment (started)
- reframe ones past experiences so that they serve rather than constrain
- meditate
- yoga routines x2
- Zumba workouts x5
- HIIT workouts x3
- Dance of Shiva
- Spark workouts x2

Equipment -
- Zumba shaker weights
- exercise ball
- Hula Hoop
- resistance bands
- yoga mat
- free weights (various)
- kettle bell
- kids Wii programs (can never remember how to get it going)

It is not that I never use these tools, but more that I don't routinely use these tools. I fall back on the 'routine' of the exercise bike or Nordic Trac mixed with a few strength training videos that focus on form and have 20 minute mix-and-match selections.

When I make the effort to employ these tools they do add to my engagement with my plan. I find little bits of wisdom that speak to where I find myself at the moment. I wouldn't have kept them on my shelf otherwise. Still, in my recent encounter... I felt the recognition that these tools have the potential to transform my 'practice' of my plan, IF I put them to use more regularly.

One obvious way to do this would be to make up a calendar page with one suggestion each day as a starting point and then track how well it works and how I feel about the result. The downside I can foresee is that I am not a very good rule follower. I have tried randomization methods previously (cards, dice, numbers, index cards, popsicle sticks) and usually find I devolve back to what I am doing now (routine).

If you are a 'rebel' or 'rule-breaker' or a 'don't tell me what to do' person, how do you get yourself to follow your own plan and/or stay on track in your own life?

Kick your targets today Spark People!

Peace and Care
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  • BESSHAILE
    emoticon emoticon Hi. We're TheBrains.
    emoticon I'm left brain and I am really good at setting up systems, writing lists, coming up with plans and explaining them
    emoticon And I'm the right brain and I govern all things emotional - I'm all about the feelings and I like color as well.
    emoticon She's always messing up my great systems
    emoticon Not all the time - only when you don't check in with my feelings. But just remember - you can't make me do anything - sooner or later if you push too hard I'll cut loose
    emoticon It's true. You're always willing to compromise - but remember, you're also the one who's always asking me how to get you what you want - ya gotta play by the rules if you want to play ball
    emoticon As long as you check in often to see how I feel
    emoticon And as long as you don't go all wild child on me
    emoticon emoticon We can accomplish pretty much anything!!

    19 days ago
  • LOSEDAPOUNDS
    Wednesday: Ate a frog at work? How was it? The remodel is done? How was it? Are you pleased with the results? What is Dance of Shiva? In the Jewish religion sitting Shiva is when you mourn the dead and visitors can come by. I assume it is not related to that!

    Have a great week!
    28 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    It is hard to fight that rebel!
    29 days ago
  • GOULDSGRANITE
    My dogs help to keep me on track. I developed their routines. Now they expect me to keep my promise to them. They love Yoga and daily walks. Once I get moving that far, it is easier to keep going with strength training, etc.

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    29 days ago
  • _RAMONA
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    29 days ago
  • CKEYES1
    Zumba is fun.
    30 days ago
  • MAWMAW101
    Great blog! emoticon
    30 days ago
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