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Day Twenty-Nine FYMM Fitness

I feel good. It’s amazing, this new treadmill. Just by increasing the speed from six to seven, it’s a world of difference. Well, my goal right now, just because I want to expand my lungs a lot faster. (I’m not worried quite as much with adding another set of push-ups and sit-ups.) I’m more concerned with building my lung capacity and I want to run faster. So in order for me to do that, as much as adding another set of pushups and things is great, and our original goal from last month is to be at four sets by the end of this month, however, I’m going to tweak that a little bit, because I really want to get my cardio up and be able to breeze through 20 minutes at maybe eight and just do that. That sounds like a good goal, because I’m just comparing to years ago, I was 30 pounds heavier than I am right now and I used to start off on the treadmill at eight. Now, I can’t even get to eight, so it’s a personal vendetta, so to speak, on why I’m like, “No, this is impossible. I’m lighter. I need to be able to get to eight miles per hour.” So that’s my little goal. I’ve been riding the bike every morning this week for one hour, give or take five, 10 – 15 minutes. Today, I think I was there for an hour and 15 minutes so it was right around an hour, however long the little course, the class, I’m taking at the time. But I think that’s really wearing me out, because since I’ve been doing that, I mean, we’re going to keep doing it because like I said, we’ve got to get past that, hurdle, it’s all just a mental barrier. Of course, everything you do in the beginning is hard so this is to be expected. But it’s just because I’m really tired after. I mean, I do it first thing in the morning, I’m trying to really get on there before four in the morning so I’m done before five. But then, so far, each day around eight o’clock in the morning, I’m exhausted, I’m really sleepy. And I’ve noticed after I’ve used the treadmill, I’m starving, I have to put something into my stomach. So, that’s what we’re going to do, we’re going to start experimenting with what to eat in the morning. The banana is cool, but it’s nowhere near enough I guess because I’m also burning almost 700 calories in the morning and then, “Oh yeah, I’m going to eat a banana.” So I’m still like, “Man, feed me.” So I’ve seen some fruit at the store, lazy, they cut it up for you and everything, so I’m debating whether to get some fruit. Now, obviously, they cut it up so it’s going to be more expensive. So if it works, I can just cut costs easily by buying the actual fruit as opposed to buying it cut up because I’m lazy. But I’ve got the ab machine put together. I worked on it for maybe 20 sit ups and, yeah, that’s not going to be fun. That’s not going to be fun at all, really. It’s going to suck. It’s going to be miserable. But I’m thinking, after I ride the bike, I’m going to do that. I’m going to try to get 100, but I know that’s just bull. I’m not going to do that. I know myself. But I can get to 50. I can force myself to get the 50 just because it doesn’t seem like such a big number. So we’re going to start off with 50 sit ups a day with the little AB roller thing, ab cruncher, or whatever you want to call it. Yeah, we’re going to start with that and see what happens. Yeah so, keep going. If we look back a month, it all started from 10 minutes. So just remember and keep it in her head, all you really need is 10 minutes to change your life and change a habit. Once you continuously do something for 10 minutes, it becomes second nature. And so that’s what we’re doing. So everything that we’re doing, again, I want to stress the point that we’re doing everything extremely slow on purpose, because we’re gradually building ourselves into this where it becomes a habit, where it becomes part of our DNA, so to speak. So I don’t want us to get super sore every day. I don’t want us to max out every day. We’ll just slowly. Remember, all y’all got to remember, the turtle and the hare, who won the race the turtle or the hare? The turtle did. So that’s what we’re trying to do, we’re trying to be the turtle.

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