A much better week at Speech and Language group for toddler today, and a very helpful and positive chat with the health visitor. I have felt generally more energised today, and have remembered to read through my affirmations I posted about yesterday. Still going with it though!
I am on day 14 of the 30 day full body toned workout challenge.
180 Jumping Jacks DONE (130,50)
135 squats DONE
11 push-ups DONE
75 crunches DONE (managed about 50 or so in a row and then had to have a couple of pauses)
1min 30 plank DONE (1min, 30 secs)
2min 20 wall-sit DONE (over 3 attempts, really felt the burn tonight!)
One of the affirmations I posted about yesterday is “I choose my own goals and my criteria for success in reaching those goals” My goal is to complete this 30 day challenge, though I know it’s OK if I don’t manage 30 consecutive days. And I allow myself to complete the exercises in stages, over the course of the day if necessary. As long as I do the correct amount of exercises for the right amount of time I feel it successful.
I may have mentioned before, when performing any kind of exercise when it gets hard I try a mindful approach, feeling and embracing the pain and difficulty to try and bear it for longer and push myself. It’s still difficult but definitely noticing a difference, which is why I note down how many attempts it takes me to reach each goal e.g. performing a 1min 30 plank in 2 sittings.
Something else I am proud of myself tonight; I watched “The Walking Dead” with no snacks apart from my between-exercise amaretti biscuits. Wow that makes me look like I have some kind of food problem! Ha!
Yeah, I was enjoying an amaertti biscuit after every completed exercise. Makes me feel like I earned them! So that was today’s update. Still trying to work on “I accept what happens to me without frustration”!