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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!