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    Don't be too hard on yourself about August! As you said, things happen. September's a new month! Every day is a new day!

    That Circadian Rhythm Fasting is pretty interesting - I'll be looking into that more... I was trying intermittent fasting anyway, so having an app for something similar might be useful.

    I look forward to seeing how you do in September!!

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      The goal for August is to pretend to continue training

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        QueenKong I’m not . I’m glad I did something, even if it wasn’t much.

        I’ve never been into the idea of intermittent fasting. I’m not knocking it, because I know it helps and works for some people, but I don’t like the idea for myself. I think I was just browsing and saw that Zero had a customizable fasting option and that’s why I picked it. Then saw the Circadian Rhythm one and felt it was perfect for me. Are you still doing intermittent fasting?

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          September 1, 2020 (92 Consecutive Days):
          ♡ Vivaspa Whole Body Vibration Machine, 10 Minutes
          ♡ Journey to Push Ups Challenge Day 1 (30 wall push ups, 6 updog down dog push ups, 6 dolphins, and 6 wide knee push ups)
          ♡ Yoga Abs Challenge Day 1
          ♡ Posture Challenge Day 1
          ♡ Back and Shoulders Challenge Day 1
          ♡ Sleep: 5 hours 50 minutes
          ♡ Circadian Rhythm Fasting: 12 hours 54 minutes /13 hours

          0 Consecutive Days of Yoga
          0 Consecutive Days of Meditation

          Daily Dares

          ♡ 44 Daily Dares
          ♡ 29 Extra Credit
          no progress

          We Are Fighting Cancer Challenge:
          no progress

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            September 1, 2020:
            ♡ Caffeine: 0 cups
            ♡ Water Intake: about 6.5/ 9 cups
            ♡ Steps: 7,586 /7,000
            ♡ Healthy Steps: 2,735
            ♡ Heart Points: 22 /45
            ♡ Fitbit Hours with 250+ Steps: 8/ 13
            ♡ Miles: 3.23 /5
            ♡ Total Active Minutes: 85/ 60

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              September 2, 2020 (93 Consecutive Days):
              ♡ Journey to Push Ups Challenge Day 2 (3 wall push up holds, 20 second plank hold, and 30 child’s pose push ups)
              ♡ Yoga Abs Challenge Day 2
              ♡ Posture Challenge Day 2
              ♡ Back and Shoulders Challenge Day 2
              ♡ Sleep: 6 hours 30 minutes
              ♡ Circadian Rhythm Fasting: 14 hours 39 minutes /13 hours

              0 Consecutive Days of Yoga
              0 Consecutive Days of Meditation

              Daily Dares

              ♡ 44 Daily Dares
              ♡ 29 Extra Credit
              no progress

              We Are Fighting Cancer Challenge:
              no progress

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                September 2, 2020:
                ♡ Caffeine: 0 cups
                ♡ Water Intake: about 6.5/ 9 cups
                ♡ Steps: 7,067 /7,000
                ♡ Healthy Steps: 1,673
                ♡ Heart Points: 20 /45
                ♡ Fitbit Hours with 250+ Steps: 5/ 13
                ♡ Miles: 3 /5
                ♡ Total Active Minutes: 77/ 60

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                  September 3, 2020 (94 Consecutive Days):
                  ♡ Vivaspa Whole Body Vibration Machine, 2 sets, 10 minutes each
                  ♡ Journey to Push Ups Challenge Day 2 (3 wall push up holds, 20 second plank hold, and 30 child’s pose push ups)
                  ♡ Sleep: 6 hours 30 minutes
                  ♡ Circadian Rhythm Fasting: 13 hours 33 minutes /13 hours

                  0 Consecutive Days of Yoga
                  0 Consecutive Days of Meditation

                  Daily Dares

                  ♡ 44 Daily Dares
                  ♡ 29 Extra Credit
                  no progress

                  We Are Fighting Cancer Challenge:
                  no progress

                  Forgot to use the Vivaspa the day before, so used it twice .

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                    September 3, 2020:
                    ♡ Caffeine: 0 cups
                    ♡ Water Intake: about 6.5/ 9 cups
                    ♡ Steps: 7,205 /7,000
                    ♡ Healthy Steps: 0
                    ♡ Heart Points: 26 /45
                    ♡ Fitbit Hours with 250+ Steps: 7/ 13
                    ♡ Miles: 3.09 /5
                    ♡ Total Active Minutes: 75/ 60

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                      So, it’s been a while...

                      I don’t remember what day it was, but I completely forgot to exercise. I thought for a moment that I could go ahead and count my Vivaspa as exercise, but it didn’t feel right. I haven’t exercised since. Part of it is due to low energy, another part is because of my current lack of motivation, but I would say the main thing is the fact that I didn’t build a good enough foundation. I didn’t set clear rules for myself from the beginning. I didn’t think about the times where it might not be possible to exercise.

                      I saw someone post on here (forgive me, I don’t remember who) that they didn’t count consecutive days because they felt that even if they missed a few days, it was still a continuous process. I remember thinking to myself that they could count that however they wanted, since it’s our own personal log. I do agree that it is a continuous process, and I found myself thinking back to that post.

                      I’ve been trying to figure out what I’m going to do now. I think I’ve decided on a base, but I’m still working out my rules. I’m going to aim to exercise for about 80% of each month. That’s 24 days out of a 30 day month. I don’t want to have different numbers for each month, so even though there are months that aren’t 30 days, I feel 24 is still a good number. I’ll give myself a two-day limit on consecutive non-exercise days. So if I exercise Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and skip Thursday and Friday, if I exercise again on Saturday, I’ll still count it as a “consecutive” day. I won’t count the skipped days, so Saturday would be my fourth “consecutive” day. And if I skip Saturday, I’ll start all over! I’ll give myself exceptions for days when I’m stick and really can’t do anything, but other than that I’ll stick to my 80% rule.

                      I’m still trying to figure out what I want to count as exercise and how I want to count it. Truthfully, I haven’t given that part much thought. My focus has been all over the place. But I’ll get there. I don’t have to worry about my family visiting this month anymore, so I don’t have that as an excuse not to think about it .

                      Hope everyone is doing well!

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                        LizardFriend95 Good luck with however you decide to work it out. We are all on our own journeys so don't be too hard on yourself. Try to get back in quick though so you don't lose the good habit of working out. Looking forward to seeing some more updates on this log in the near future!

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                          LizardFriend95 good to see you again!

                          Exercising is at least 50% brain work for me - how to get my self going, going on, continue, get back again to better habits and most of all: how to reward myself for the work I do. It’s like everybody says, a very personal journey.

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                            I've had to work so hard to keep up my momentum since going back to work. It was easy before because I could just workout whenever. Now I have to be so disciplined with myself, not giving myself time to think about not doing it. Starting my workouts as soon as I'm up rather than sitting for 10/15 minutes drinking my coffee. Making sure my workout clothes are ready so I can run as soon as I get in from work.

                            It's hard, but you got this. Small habits every day build into solid routines

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                              I like your 80% count. It is possibly even less of a "skip" then my occasional counting of yoga done in pjs as a workout LOL.

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                                Allow me to be the voice of dissention. Always aim for 100%. If you aim for less, well, that's what you'll always achieve - less. Now, you and I and every other Bee out there know that there are days when things simply don't happen; this thing called Life gets in the way. Well, that's as it should be. Exercise should not be our lives, it should be a part of our lives.
                                Is your goal a) to achieve "consecutive days" of exercise, or b) to exercise in order to lose weight/gain muscle/get fit/whatever? If a) then sure, go your 80%. If it's b) then aim for that 100%, accept that it won't always happen, but always push yourself to become the best you that you can be.
                                It is said that the Vikings burnt their ships when they landed some place so that retreat was not an option. Their only option was success, and they did not prepare a retreat because by doing so, they'd be preparing themselves for defeat. If you are prepared to be defeated, then you are not 100% focussed on succeeding.
                                That said, we all know (and the Vikings probably did too) that we won't succeed every day. We should accept that and not beat ourselves up for a failure. But if we start the day thinking that today will be a day we can fail, then today will be the day we fail.
                                You have not failed. You have not given up. You are still here and you obviously still have a commitment to your fitness journey. So you say you've not exercised for some days - well, have you walked? Have you vacuumed or swept the floor? Hung up the washing? Don't forget that there is a lot of exercise in everyday movement. Exercise doesn't have to be a formal programme.
                                Setting rules for yourself is a good thing, but I wouldn't use the word "rules" but "goals". Look at what you want to achieve, work out how you can achieve that. You could say "I'll exercise 4 days a week and if I have time/motivation, I might do some more".
                                I'll stop my lecture here. I hope you understand what I'm trying to say - I'm definitely not trying to beat you up or anything; I'm just trying to encourage you to be 100% of yourself, not just 80%.

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