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Finding my bliss again.

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One of my key mantras yet again. Exercise is still the best medicine.

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This is a concept I need to apply regularly.


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September 4, 2020

I'm getting ready for the 2020 Fall 5% Challenge. During the In-Between Challenge, I'm trying to increase my intensity and not worry about the minutes of exercise. That means giving myself more recovery time between workouts.

I was expecting to be back in the gym or fitness center by now, but with Covid19 rates still high, that is NOT going to happen. So...

I'm up-dating my exercise program in the fields below.

Member Since: 1/21/2013

Fitness Minutes: 56,435

My Goals:
I want to stay healthy, mobile, and lean for the rest of my life.
I'd like to follow "The Younger Next Year" advice including 60 minutes of exercise 6 days a week for the rest of my life.
Return to the healthy weight I maintained in my 40s, now that I've hit my 60s.
Continue to run/walk, and exercise with intensity.

My Program:
September 4, 2020 Update:
Exercise has to be my priority.
1. Jog outdoors 2 to 3 times a week, increasing distance from 2 miles incrementally to 3 miles.
2. Walk outdoors on windy or inclement weather days.
3. Jump rope by intervals for 10 to 15 minutes 2 times a week, alternating with squats, and large muscle training.
4. Use Essentrics videos daily for mobility and flexibility.
5. Monitor my fitness levels using heart rate.

Nutrition Goals:
1. Make a conscious effort to increase water intake. Eight glasses is hard for me.
2. Reduce alcohol consumption.
3. Monitor trigger foods closely, follow Low fodmap guidelines.
4. Eat a Mediterranean diet as much as possible.

Accountability Goals:
1. Weigh-in weekly, Saturdays for 2020 Fall 5% Challenge Community.
2. Post exercise, LTGL goals every day.

Personal Information:
My DH and I are retired. Both of us were reared on family farms, so we love open space and quiet whenever possible. We are able to travel between those two farms, as well as to winter in the Southwest for health reasons.

Other Information:
I love baking, cooking, and eating. So aside from a sweet tooth, I cook from scratch and have a relatively healthful diet. I enjoy sewing, knitting, reading, and gardening when on the farm. As a person on faith, I believe it's important to care for ourselves, others, and our planet.

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    Husband plans to retire in December. Actually, I rather like being up early, and he’s always been an early riser. I’m looking forward to breakfasts together. Our work schedules didn’t permit except on weekends. The sunrise this morning was a perfect “rosy fingered dawn,” one of Homer’s memorable descriptions. It’s a wonderful luxury to know that I can go back to bed later when insomnia strikes rather than having to push through the day.
    9 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/10/2020 8:56:04 AM
    You’d think copy and paste would work. Happy to be back with time to focus on the challenge instead of trying to unsuccessfully doing it on the fly.
    14 days ago
    None of those worked. But persistence pays off. I went back to the spring challenge and clicked on link for summer challenge, went to summer challenge and clicked on link to fall challenge—voila!
    15 days ago
    No luck with link from Sparkmail. Another way to send the invite? Woohoo, work is DONE! All I have to do in the morning is drop off my badge and a few of office items items and swap out my ergonomic split keyboard to take home.
    15 days ago
    Too bad I can’t send you my hardworking nephew. He’s a real godsend! Please send me a link to the fall challenge when it’s time. I’m looking forward to getting serious about losing work at home weight.
    16 days ago
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