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Finding my bliss again.

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One of my key mantras yet again. Exercise is still the best medicine.

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This is a concept I need to apply regularly.


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September 4, 2020

I'm getting ready for the 2020 Fall 5% Challenge. During the In-Between Challenge, I'm trying to increase my intensity and not worry about the minutes of exercise. That means giving myself more recovery time between workouts.

I was expecting to be back in the gym or fitness center by now, but with Covid19 rates still high, that is NOT going to happen. So...

I'm up-dating my exercise program in the fields below.

Member Since: 1/21/2013

Fitness Minutes: 56,459

My Goals:
I want to stay healthy, mobile, and lean for the rest of my life.
I'd like to follow "The Younger Next Year" advice including 60 minutes of exercise 6 days a week for the rest of my life.
Return to the healthy weight I maintained in my 40s, now that I've hit my 60s.
Continue to run/walk, and exercise with intensity.

My Program:
September 4, 2020 Update:
Exercise has to be my priority.
1. Jog outdoors 2 to 3 times a week, increasing distance from 2 miles incrementally to 3 miles.
2. Walk outdoors on windy or inclement weather days.
3. Jump rope by intervals for 10 to 15 minutes 2 times a week, alternating with squats, and large muscle training.
4. Use Essentrics videos daily for mobility and flexibility.
5. Monitor my fitness levels using heart rate.

Nutrition Goals:
1. Make a conscious effort to increase water intake. Eight glasses is hard for me.
2. Reduce alcohol consumption.
3. Monitor trigger foods closely, follow Low fodmap guidelines.
4. Eat a Mediterranean diet as much as possible.

Accountability Goals:
1. Weigh-in weekly, Saturdays for 2020 Fall 5% Challenge Community.
2. Post exercise, LTGL goals every day.

Personal Information:
My DH and I are retired. Both of us were reared on family farms, so we love open space and quiet whenever possible. We are able to travel between those two farms, as well as to winter in the Southwest for health reasons.

Other Information:
I love baking, cooking, and eating. So aside from a sweet tooth, I cook from scratch and have a relatively healthful diet. I enjoy sewing, knitting, reading, and gardening when on the farm. As a person on faith, I believe it's important to care for ourselves, others, and our planet.

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    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog, healthy deviant. I want to be a gracious role model for him but am failing miserably. In fact, I think it’s back firing. So...I’ll keep plugging along and try encouraging words when I see/hear him doing something healthy. Thanks again!
    22 days ago
    Your farm cat and vole reminds me of our three and the occasional lizard. We usually manage to catch the lizard before the cats do.
    30 days ago
    I’ve done a fair bit of cleaning out since March, and so far I haven’t regretted parting with anything. I was very fortunate to have had my mom’s estate sale in December, a good time to part with some surplus of my own. I was very fortunate to have sold some old pink crystal at the Depression Glass Show in February. None of that would be possible now. Loved your comment about the practical things that don’t bring you joy but have to be kept anyway.
    32 days ago
    emoticon I don't do a whole lot of dairy either, but once in awhile I get a yen for real ice cream though there are some really good non-dairy choices at the grocery store. There's only one local shop I know of that offers non-dairy, but unfortunately, you have to go inside.
    36 days ago
    Yes, I will find plenty to do. This person doesn’t do bored!
    45 days ago
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