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I haven't been active on here since 2017 and I think back then I only completed maybe 2 challenges.  Since then I have let laziness and a near fatal fall over a year ago keep me from adequately taking care of myself, however, today I say NO MORE!  It's time to get back to being serious about my health, even if the main motivator is that I recently started a job as a delivery driver for Amazon and end ever day feeling worse and worse (especially my knees, lower back, and shoulders).  So without further ado here are my current goals.

 

BIG PICTURE:

     Increase mobility in order to not be in pain every day and overall feel healthier.

 

HOW DO WE GET THERE?:

  1. Start every morning with a full body warm-up/stretching routine.
  2. Complete the Beginner Bodyweight Workout 3x per week.
  3. DRINK WATER!!!!  At least two bottles per day

 

 

 

I know I'm getting here a few days past the official start date, I hope that's not too much of an issue.

 

 

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On the hunt for a good stretching routine this morning I followed along with “5 minute morning mobility routine!” From Tom Merrick on YouTube. Definitely felt the stretches.  It was made slightly more difficult by both of my cats demanding attention and rubbing all over me while I was focused on on falling over.  
 

i also began drinking a bottle of water before I even stood up from bed. 
 

id definitely call this morning a success! 

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4 hours ago, DmKage said:

On the hunt for a good stretching routine this morning I followed along with “5 minute morning mobility routine!” From Tom Merrick on YouTube. Definitely felt the stretches.  It was made slightly more difficult by both of my cats demanding attention and rubbing all over me while I was focused on on falling over.  
 

i also began drinking a bottle of water before I even stood up from bed. 
 

id definitely call this morning a success! 

 

yoga with adrienne is my go to - lots of very short yoga videos, focused on different areas, if you're looking for ideas :)

 

cats are the best - they were just helping ;)

“There's only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you've got to be kind.”
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15 minutes ago, spezzy said:

 

yoga with adrienne is my go to - lots of very short yoga videos, focused on different areas, if you're looking for ideas :)

 

cats are the best - they were just helping ;)

I’ll have to check out Adrienne.

 

oh they helped alright, helped test my balance 😂

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Took all day to finish the second bottle of water, mostly because I kept forgetting about. And made it through one circuit of the Beginner Bodyweight Workout.  
 

But this was more work than I’ve done in a very long time I’m counting today as a win

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So Saturday was an abject failure, I didn’t even take one sip one water and laid in bed most of the day, but that’s fine we’re not dwelling on it. 
 

Today was good, drank two bottles of water while I was working and even though I didn’t stretch this morning, I did follow along with ‘Yoga with Adriene’ on her ‘Office break yoga’ my lunch break in the back of my delivery van. 

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On 10/31/2020 at 9:52 AM, Guinness2000 said:

Congrats on the circuit!

 

12 hours ago, Qeidren said:

So far so good! Keep on keeping on. You got this!

Thanks for the support y’all!!

 

 

Today is off to a good start, finished a bottle of water before I left my house for work and followed along to Yoga with Adriene “Yoga for neck, shoulders, upper back” since those are the areas with the most pain and stiffness throughout the day. 

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This week has been pretty good goals wise. Hydration and stretching goals have been met every day, and I’ve done the Beginner bodyweight workout twice now, though I am still struggling to get through a full circuit without quite a few breaks.  But all in all after a week and a half I’d say I’m in a much better place today than I was before I started. 

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Being able to spot those small improvements is a huge morale booster, especially when the point you're aiming at feels so far away. Those wins are going to add up, and they'll be there to bolster your motivation on those longer days.

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22 hours ago, DmKage said:

This week has been pretty good goals wise. Hydration and stretching goals have been met every day, and I’ve done the Beginner bodyweight workout twice now, though I am still struggling to get through a full circuit without quite a few breaks.  But all in all after a week and a half I’d say I’m in a much better place today than I was before I started. 

Pretty great actually! You can always knock down the intensity of the exercises in the circuit if they're a bit too much, then increase the difficulty again later.

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