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5% challenge and changes

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Apparently, I haven't blogged in a while. I used to post something most days, and at least a few times a week. My last blog post was sometime in June. It has been a stressful year- at home, at work, and just overall in general. Two of my daughters have had concussions and problems from that, I am still fighting my own health issues, we lost our Chihuahua a couple of weeks ago, work has been extremely stressful, and I am just completely overwhelmed with it all. I have been walking and eating fairly healthy, avoiding allergens. I just feel bad most of the time, tired and run down.

It is almost time for a new 5% challenge, and it is time for some changes. I've been committed to walking almost every day, but I haven't been able to do much else without being totally wiped out the next day.

5% challenge Exercise Plan:
-- walking 10,000 steps per day
-- gradually getting back to strength training (it has been a while since I've been able to workout, so starting slow)

Time to get back to taking care of me, too!
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    I'm sorry you had to face such difficult times, and I hope you and your daughters are feeling better now.

    It is a great achievement that despite all, you still walked daily.
    1818 days ago
    1818 days ago
    Give yourself credit for managing to continue walking. No doubt the walking has been supportive.

    So sorry to hear that you have been under such stressful conditions. emoticon

    Do take the needed time to support you. It is time to get back to taking care of you.

    1818 days ago
    I'm sorry you're having such a tough time (I can relate, though).

    It sounds like you have a good plan and I hope you have a great 5% challenge!

    You're right, we should all take time to take care of ourselves.
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    1819 days ago
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    Sounds like an awful lot to deal with, but I'm glad you have been walking, even just for your emotional health! Hope things get better for you soon!
    1819 days ago
  • JUNETTA2002
    I'm with you going for the 5% challenge.
    1819 days ago
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