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Monday slug!

By fitasamonkey, Apr 29 2013 01:04PM

I started off today with a bit of a lack of inspiration... I blame it on what seems to be a never ending task of sorting the house and garden out! We spent another day cutting hedges/trees down at the weekend and there still seems to be a lot to do... (Not to mention getting rid of all of the branches/stumps that are now in a massive pile!!)

So when I found a picture with the phrase "It doesn't matter how slow you go, as long as you don't stop." it reminded me that any progress is good progress and it's not always about speed :-)

This of course can be applied to anything in life so if you feel like you have hit a bit of a wall (or 4 metre high hedge!) and things aren't happening as quickly as you want them to then just ask yourself "am I still moving forward?" and if not then make sure you do something, no matter how small that will help you work towards that all important goal. Get motivated :-)

That could be getting back on track with 2 litres of water a day, cutting out sugary snacks (they do tend to creep back into your day if you don't keep an eye on them!), reducing your coffee intake (have a glass of water instead), reassessing your meals to make sure you have a healthy balanced plate (50% veg, 25% protein, 25% carbohydrate), getting out for a 20 minute walk at lunch time (nice and sunny out there), adding in that 1 extra exercise session a week (gardening anyone?!), making sure you get out and about in the fresh air at the weekend etc etc etc.

My current goal is really two-fold - essentially the end goal is to reduce the hedge height (which will allow the sunshine into the garden for that all important summer BBQ season) but in order to do that there is a lot of physical work to be done - so I'm getting plenty of functional fitness workouts as the garden progresses so any time I would have been spending "working out" is replaced with manual garden labour. Win win one might say!

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