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You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction - George Lorimer

Challenge Week 1 – July 22

I can’t believe I just recommitted to another 8 weeks.

And yet I know I have to do it.

I can’t believe I am telling everyone through this blog.

And yet somehow it feels right.

I had already seen myself falling back into bad habits – white wine and chips while binge watching the Handmaid’s Tale (highly recommend it – the show not the wine and chips).

The evenings are always the hardest.

The worst part is, I see myself reaching for the glass of wine and the bag of chips, and know I shouldn’t be – and then after a glass or 2, I stop caring. It’s a vicious cycle of frustration and self-sabotage.

And yet most days I am still getting up to go to F45 Lakeshore or Power Yoga Canada before I hit the office. So I am still committed and on track right?

So how bad can it be?

Who am I kidding, I have been down this path before – and I know better.

But that was then, and this is now

Some have already called my goals unachievable and unrealistic

Goal # 1: A sense of great accomplishment, community and belonging. Increased energy, joy and gratitude.

Goal # 2: 18% body fat or less, drop another 6-8 pounds, increase muscle mass.

Goal #3: The ultimate goal … hold handstand off the wall!

Are the naysayers right? Are these goals unachievable? Time will tell I guess.

Week one so far has been good – although I will admit – I “cheated” on some wild blueberries the way home from Huntsville today. First 2 weeks should be easy enough with the meals all set up – but then holidays – and family from Holland.

Trying not to think that far ahead – one day at a time.

Be in the Now and you’ll know how

Trying to make 3-4 days a week a double (F45 + yoga).

Is that too much?

 Am I getting enough calories?

Will I lose muscle mass?

If I need it – extra protein drink and water – lots of water.

Six Days into it, so far so good. I just have to get through tonight. Sipping on my strawberry and mint water and writing this out, I’m feeling pretty good, even if I am a little hungry. Jen

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