Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Just Step Out the Door

Appraising Your Success

The end of the week is a good time to review the past week of your SWEET Life and count up your accomplishments. Your goal is 5-6 times per week for each aspect of the SWEET Life: Sleep, Water, Eating, Exercise, and Tranquility. If you didn’t achieve some of your goals for the week, then next week, focus on those areas more and think about how to fulfill them more consistently.

How do you feel at the end of this week? Are you better rested? Do you feel relaxed? Are you more energetic? Do you feel generally healthier? Continue with the SWEET Life and you’ll experience all of these feelings!

Topic of the week - Just Step Out the Door

Last week I wrote about challenging your body. For some people, the challenge is just getting out the door.

My friend Kimarie said that if she can simply get herself out the door, she'll exercise: run, bike, walk, etc.

For others it's a matter of putting on their shoes: if the running shoes are on their feet, they'll go for a run, or at least for a walk.

FlyLady.com suggests setting a timer for 7 minutes and walking away from your house. After the timer goes off, turn around and walk home, and you've exercised about 15 minutes. It's a start. As your endurance builds, increase the amount of time on your timer.

That reminds me of my build-up to ab exercises: I'll start with the number of crunches I can do and add one, every day. Ideally, I'll start at the beginning of the month, so it's easy to know how many to add. For example, July 1 = 30+1=31 . . . July 15 = 30+15=45 . . . July 31 = 30+31=61, etc.

The point of all these examples is to start where you are, and just do it! That you exercise at all is the most important point.

Look for another topic next week, and keep living the SWEET Life!

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