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Blog Challenge - Day 11

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Credit where credit is due (DogLady13's blog post): www.sparkpeople.com/mypa

11. How often do you participate in physical activity and for how long each time? Are you satisfied with that?

Satisfaction is tough to determine. I mean, I feel pretty good but wish I was losing weight. Getting in shape is its own reward, and I know I'm not climbing into a bikini any time soon, but I would like fewer pounds on these creaking knees and toes.

In time, right? It's gotta happen and I'll figure out the method (or stay busy trying!).


Physical activity - besides housework and such - includes the following: My daily commute (40 minutes of walking), getting to the Y (each visit is another 15 minute commute), bowling on Wednesdays (still no beer; it's been over a month!) and group classes at the Y (typically yoga, Pilates and group cycle). I'm at the Y 3-4x a week and it's likely not enough. Strength training needs to get back into the mix, as does another day or two of high intensity activity.

Speaking of, the Y Holiday Challenge starts today. They didn't weigh us at sign-up this year, which bummed me out a bit (yes, I said that). But I did weigh myself right after signing up, so *I* know where I started. Since holidays aren't a huge deal for us, this is manageable.

Nine days to the exam and I'm feeling the push. I have one more domain to tackle and then it's review time. This weekend will be the pace setter as I come into the last lap. So far I'm feeling pretty good, but that's not uncommon. As a test taker, I usually feel pretty good... until test time. I've been known to blank completely. In fact, for a Japanese test in college, I couldn't even remember my name (since I was supposed to write it in characters).


My trick this time is to visualize taking the test as I study, actually viewing terms and charts as something that I will see again in a few days. I'm trying to focus on recognition, that the shape of the words will trigger a thought and lead me to an answer.

We'll see how that goes.


Have a super Thursday, whether it involves a holiday or not. We'll be watching football - GO LIONS! - and kicking back today. Steak and shrimp are on the menu, as we were too busy to get to the store in time to start thawing a bird. Not to worry, we eat plenty of turkey all of the time, so we will not go without.


Have an awesome day, SparkFriends!
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  • BOVEY63
    You will do great on the exam!
    Awesome job on the exercise!
    2649 days ago
    Ok, the 40minutes of walking commute blows mymind . You are super active! My hero. emoticon
    2651 days ago
    Good luck!
    2655 days ago
    Sure smells good here - a browning turkey is always a welcome smell.

    Good luck with that test. It sounds like you are really preparing well for it.
    2655 days ago
    You are so incredibly active! I wish I lived close enough to work that I could bike or walk. But 33 miles is too far. I have considered biking, but it just wouldn't work.

    We aren't doing the big T-day thing. We weren't up for another trip - this time to NJ to be with family. Hubster doesn't eat meat and didn't want me to cook. So it is a quiet day here.

    Good luck studying. I remember how nervous I was preparing for my licensure (social work). I thought I would blank out like I did when I took the GRE, but I didn't and passed with a very high score. You sound like you have a plan. I think positive visualization helps a lot in our ability to succeed.

    2655 days ago
    Go Lions?? emoticon We'll see . . . . . emoticon

    Have a great Thanksgiving; enjoy!!
    2655 days ago
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