One of my Goals in the Health aspect of my Bullet Journal is that I do the following exercises everyday.
- 20 sit ups
- 5 push ups
- 15 squats
- 25 lunges
- 50 jumping jacks
- 40 sek plank
- 25 crunches
- 25 sek wall sit
- 10 butt kicks
I’ve always been a sports person and there wasn’t a day in my life that I haven’t been active in something (Tennis, Volleyball, Swimming, Running, Horseback Ridding, Bicycling, Mountaineering). And ever since I started working – everything fell apart. Which automatically pulled my health downwards as well.
And it made me think, how can I change that?
I’ve met many people who like to push themselves hard and let me tell you – hard is not something that I associate with good health. Many people out there won’t agree with me, and that’s OK. We all have different approaches to our lives and goals. My goal is just to feel good during and after the process. And I don’t feel good pushing myself to hard. 🙂 (When it comes to exercise)
I like to enjoy my exercise journey. 🙂 The sentence ‘No pain, no gain’ just doesn’t apply to me when my health is the topic of the conversation.
I’m not looking to bulk myself or achieve tight abs and muscles in a record period of time. It’s just not my style. 🙂 I will get there, but with my standards and in due time. 🙂
I like to observe my body and mind. Calmly and with time, things will start to progress, and let me tell you, they already have. 😀
When I first started the above mentioned exercises, I got to the lunges and then I wanted to throw up… Yeah, it was that bad… Plus, I haven’t gotten that much out of my apartment because of the pandemic – so you can add one and one. 😦
Many would say, well you shouldn’t have stopped there. You should have rested and then continued. This was not one of those times. 🙂 Rather, let me say – I didn’t choose it to be.
There is time when we should push, there is a time when we should take the time out, and there is a time when we should quit for the day. Let me emphasize the last part again.
QUIT FOR THE DAY.
I didn’t ‘quit period’. I just decided to hand in my resignation for that day.
And the next day I tried again. With the little modification. I didn’t try to do all 25 lunges on one side all at once, I split it (5 one leg + 5 other…5 one leg + 5…etc.) and I made it to crunches – and then I quit for the day.
Day 3 – did it all (with breaks between the exercises)
Day 4 – did them all (without breaks)
Day 5 – I’m killing it.
GIVE YOURSELF TIME
No one is chasing you. No one is expecting grand things of you. No one is forcing you. Do what is right for you! And one day, you’ll see it. You’re going to do things you’ve never though that you can do. 🙂
Patience. Persistence. LOVE. 🙂 You got this! Just keep on striving! 🙂
Let me know what you thought of this post, do you have a similar or, maybe completely different story?
I’m looking forward to hearing from you. 🙂