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Sunday, December 26, 2010

At the end of my sparkpage is a link to a community journal -- that's where I blog about exercise, so you are invited to check in if you like. In total, I am down 2 sizes, with 3-4 sizes to go.

Illnesses are almost over and company have gone, so the time to work on my goals is now available. I've worked out an exercise rhythm through January, accommodating my schedule irregularities. I will HAVE to get up early to get things in, and I realize that I may have to add more rest days to the rotation. I've joined 2 teams to work on the exercise -- I'm already modifying the bootcamp, stretching it double: I plan to do those workouts 4x/week alternating the same two and then shifting up the following week.

I have set a modest goal of a 1 pound reduction per week, which means I could reach goal by sometime in July, if not earlier. I have not yet harnessed regular and reliable weight reduction, but I'm gearing up to make it happen!

I now have the iphone and the SP app and a few other workout apps. (Exercise TV will send a workout each day) There is now an internet connection for both my job locations. There are no excuses -- just what I want to build and how much I want to put into it. I tend to build strength slowly, but then slowly, I'll be able to build strength. I have a routine set up for muscle work and yoga, alternating at a good pace. Yoga is very strenuous for my muscles, and I have to watch that tendinitis shoulder. It doesn't take much down dog, for me to feel it there. Still, I like how I feel after yoga. I've got a pm yoga and plan to use it during the opera two weeks, with the extra evening rehearsals.

I changed my weight goal to 133 from 136. I'll know what the reasonable weight is when I get closer. I haven't been at a balanced size for a loooong time. Each pound I shed, I get to shed years of discomfort.

I don't feel desperate. I feel realistic about determination. I will have to get up early and make it happen, find opportunities during the day, and keep focused on my choices. I'm curious about how my sense of discipline will change by July.

I hope that all the sparkers find success through effort and conscious choices! Happy almost 2011!
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