90-Day Challenge, Day #1

FullSizeRender_1I dislike exercise.  I won’t go so far as to use the word “hate”, like I used to, but I still have a general dislike for it.  It’s never felt good.   I’m hoping to re-frame my thinking in all of this so that I have less of a negative association.

So yesterday was day 1 of my challenge.  I managed to do about 30 minutes of exercise, which included some basic kundalini yoga, some basic martial arts movements, and some squats, curls, etc.  I also managed to meditate for around 15 minutes.  I was attempting to sit in the lotus pose but I’m finding that after not having done that for around 12 years and the bit of arthritis I have, that attempting to even put my legs in that position, much less sit in that position felt like I was going to break some bones.  I’m hoping I’ll regain some flexibility over time.  In the meantime sitting cross legged will suffice for my meditation.

IMG_0790I also got out my blender bottle which I really do like for throwing ingredients in and giving it a shake later.  Protein shakes and smoothies with a medium glycemic index gives me something to graze on in the afternoon so I don’t overeat.

I exercised in the morning, and by evening I wasn’t sore, but some of my muscles were shaking.  I’ve been told this is a good thing.  All in all, I think day 1 was a success.  I even did some stretching as well.  Hopefully this is a good start.

Part of my issue with exercising is that it’s never fun for me, and to make it fun usually requires a lot of effort.  When I exercise I think about all of the productive things I could be doing or making or reading, and I just need to not think about all that because it will probably result in me being more fussy about being healthy, and increase my internal psychic resistance.

I also can’t make up my mind on a specific exercise routine(specific physical movements) I should do.  I have a lot of squirrel energy with…ooh look!  Something shiny!

 

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