Updated Jan, 24th 2013
Improve Cholesterol and Master the Triangle
January 2013 self-assessment:
Current dietary habit status: middle range
At first I wasn't really sure what kind of goal I wanted for this. Then I came to the conclusion that I want to lower my cholesterol and get to the point where I reliably do the whole hot yoga sequence instead of "punking out" and skipping a few poses. Yoga is good for heart health, breathing, and reduced muscle pain, all of which I need. That felt better, but something still wasn't quite right and so I didn't post my project.
Today I came to the conclusion that I become frustrated not only when I have a goal that's too big, but too *many* goals that I'm keeping track of or involve too many things, even if each individual one is small. I felt much less discouraged when I reduced the yoga goal to one key challenging pose: the bent-knee triangle. For me this is the pose that represents the most difficulty to perfect and sustain in the hot yoga sequence. So I'm going to focus ONLY on it, and I am going to conquer it. Once I own Triangle, I can go from there. It'll still be hard work and involve steps. Soooo...
Detailed action plan to start adjusting my lifestyle toward my fitness goals: January & February
Proof of habit:
I've done planks every morning this week. So far I've only changed this small habit, but hey, I changed it. Proof:
[The image is from myyogasecret.com/2011/07/27/how-to-ease-the-stress-of-bad-knees/]