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Day 5 of 5% Summer Challenge

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I must admit I am dragging today. I am running on inspiration, motivation, desire, dedication and spark power. There isn't much in the tank! I think it is the humidity and all these gray, rainy days. I feel drained.

Anyhow, I did get on the treadmill this morning and walked. I also was able to get a half hour walk in at noon time. Tonight I have a board meeting to attend, but plan on walking afterwards. I will have about 60 minutes of working out to get in to get the maximum 120 points. Eeeks!!!

I also didn't pack a lunch today. I just didn't plan well, there was nothing home to pack AND I was too lazy to think about it much. I did have a 6 inch subway with just turkey and spinach on it. Luckily I had a stash of apples in the refrigerator at work so I did have some fruit.

Positive side - I am grateful I have a couple walking buddies at work. We encourage each other when one of us doesn't want to - and yes we do stoop to a little guilt and shame - in a kind and loving way (if there is such a thing). Besides the walk goes much quicker when there is someone to talk with. Not to mention one of the girls is a FAST walker and keeps us on a brisk pace. AND I must admit I do feel a bit more energetic after walking! Funny how that works.

I'm hoping to get home and get outside for a walk after my meeting and do some strength training. I really WANT to get the maximum exercise points in my challenge!!! I know I don't HAVE to, but I WANT to and this is something I have complete control over - soooooo given that there aren't many things in life I have complete control over, I think I should use that control and go for it!!!

Of course the lazy gremlins in my head are telling me to kick my shoes up and take a nap on the couch. We will see who wins!

Have an awesome day everyone and thanks for the sparks on days like today!
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  • KATELJM
    You're doing great, we're both taking the same approach, it seems.

    Because I was in danger of overdoing cardio, I tried ST exercises again to reach 120 minutes. My body has been thanking me all week for waking them up!
    2551 days ago
  • NEWSUE45
    Seems to me like you still made some great choices! Good for you!!

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    2551 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    You've done your best today, and that's all you can do. I think you are doing emoticon ! Even though you think you messed up at lunch, you opted for turkey and spinach - a very wise and healthful choice! You got half your exercise done early in the day emoticon !
    Look for the positives in what you do, and it will make you feel better and what you DO accomplish!

    2552 days ago
  • FLEETFEETGIRL
    You are doing awesome!!
    2552 days ago
  • JENNEINAZ
    Walking buddies are very helpful. I am glad you have found some.
    2552 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13423552
    Good for you, I know it is tough when you are dragging!
    2552 days ago
  • LIVINGLOVINLIFE
    You can do it. I always feel better after I get up and go for a walk or do a workout. If you are really tired when you get home lay down for a short rest then get up and go for walk and do workout. Be sure to set the alarm, don't want to sleep for 2-3 hrs. It would ruin the evening and your workout.
    2552 days ago
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