Adding more exercise ...
Monday, September 14, 2020
Today the Fall 5% Challenge Community upped the ante! I confess, I have enjoyed simply walking, tracking food and being successful in my weight loss journey. Am I doing the best possible? Nooooooo . . .
I had previously read a SparkPeople article about the "Only 12 Exercises You Need..." I promptly made a spreadsheet for tracking, put it in my binder, and then . . . nothing! Here is the link:
It is great! Why am I not doing this? Good question. I don't need special equipment. I don't need a gym membership. I don't need a personal training yelling at me. Well, maybe I do!
Next best option is declaring my intention, here and now! Here is my spreadsheet:
It is not enough to just weigh less; strength and flexibility are just as important. Last fall, as a teacher-teaching-on-call, I was in the gym at a school and shooting hoops with a student. I couldn't even hit the rim from the free-throw line! I used to be a basketball high scorer as I could shoot from far out and swish. I was mortified! I also noticed how slow my reaction time was playing volleyball, and I used to play at the varsity level. Yes, we slow down with age, but we can improve this situation with a little exercise; I know it!
I will be my own cheerleader and start today! Stay tuned for updates!