Rest Day from Squat Challenge

Completed Day 3 yesterday. 60 squats. Did the last three sets consecutively. I raised my knees in between sets and that helped to go into the next set. It got easier for me when I open my arms as I’m coming up from the squat. Feels like my chest can open up and it didn’t feel as constricting as just putting my hands behind my head.

The Law of Substitution/ also known as the doctrine of replacement:

When you take away one thing, you need to replace it with something else. This is a principle used in addictions recovery programs and practiced in lifestyle change regimens. This squat challenge helps me focus on something else other than what I normally think about. When I focus on just doing the next set as an in-between activity from work or planning, it gives me a mental break, keeps my body active and I come back to my task thinking more clearly.

Because of what I do for a living and what I’m responsible for, I need to THINK CLEARLY.

Today is a rest day on squat challenge calendar. But I’ll probably do something else for activity. There is that other challenge: legs/abs superset. Maybe I’ll try one set and see how it feels.



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