I had a small set back health wise this past week, one that sent me to urgent care and to the doctor. So that means my fitness regime was also set back somewhat. I missed my yoga, strength training, and step goal for the last three days. Still, the first part of the week started out well and I kept to my fairly healthy diet, so I ended up actually losing a pound! Woo hoo!
Tomorrow is a new week and I am feeling better, which means I am ready to hit my exercise goals hard once more! Sure I had a set back, but life is full of setbacks. I am still doing what I can and making progress in bettering my health and that is what counts. I still need to figure out a way to get to the gym and really start strength training, but until then I have found some wonderful full body workouts on Youtube. What would I do without Youtube? lol
Anyways, I am behind in my 31 days of yoga, but I am planing on catching up and finishing my commitment to myself. I am also going to try really hard to beat my brother in our weekly workweek step challenge on Fitbit. I also need to strength train at least three times. I can do this! I also have a couple accountability friends on FB, where we check in with each other and encourage each other to reach out goals, in health, writing and life in general!
So if you read this blog on a regular base, you know that I am attempting to slowly get back in shape. Well it is time to get serious and that is why I am committing myself to a 31 day health challenge. I signed up for a yoga program that has the 31 days all planned out for me. I hope this really jump starts a regular yoga practice for me. At the same time I am getting back into using my Fitbit to hit at least 10,000 steps a day. I figure 31 days of hitting my step goal, combined with daily yoga is a big step in the right direction. I am also slowly cleaning up my eating, though I love food too much to ever be perfect in that area. As I get in better shape I hope that I see improvements in my overall health. Stay tuned for weekly updates, I need to be held accountable so that is why I am putting my health journey out there.
If you are interested in doing the same yoga challenge that I am, here it is: http://yogawithadriene.com/revolution-31-days-of-yoga/
As I talked about at the beginning of the month, I am really working on taking better care of myself and getting back in shape. I have been drinking more water, trying to get more steps in each day, exercising at least three times per month, and slowly trying to add in some strength training. Now thanks to Kris Carr, a kick ass cancer survivor whose books I have read, I am taking a four part free webinar that is helping me to focus on myself even more. I am trying to meditate more and treat my body even better. Now I don't know if I can ever go vegan like Kris is, but I can eat better and feel better. I am even considering signing up for her 21 program to get a jump start on a healthier life. I have had some health setbacks and I sure could use some more energy and less stress in my life. At least I am on the right track and making small changes each and every day.
If you are interested in checking out more about Kris Carr and her free wellness series or anything else, you can find her at http://kriscarr.com/! I highly recommend her books and website not only for cancer patients and survivors, but for anyone who needs a kick in the pants to get healthier for all kinds of health conditions.
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