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The "What Are You Going To Do Next" Challenge!!

Joshua is challenging us all to think about "what we are going to do next" as an exercise to build positive habits. If you have read the article, please post your thoughts, results, disagreements.

But most importantly- what are you going to do next? I am tired right now from my 10 mile training run yesterday, but I need to get in an upper body cross training run. After I finish this post, I am going to spend 5 minutes on my total gym, and get my heart rate up and my arms and shoulders burning nicely.



Sun. May 17, 12:16pm

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Well congrats on the long run and burning it up on the for me, thanks for getting us motivated. I just finished another marathon last weekend, and am contimplated going for another in Oct #8 and looking to take off 12 min in the process...

Sunday, May 17, 2009, 1:15 PM

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Another congrats to Habib! Completing 10 miles a week after deciding to do it...well, that's pretty amazing!

Congrats, too, 1:15 on another completed marathon! 'Another' implies it was one of many - also very impressive! What's your strategy for improving your time for the next one?

I signed up for a road race this month - a half marathon. Once I get through that, my goal is to improve my times for my short and long runs. I've completed a marathon. For now, I think one's enough, but who knows. I never thought I'd take up running again - and actually enjoy it!

Thanks the link to Joshua's article - it was a great one and much of the information resonated with me. Being positive almost always yields positive outcomes for me - even if it's no more than feeling good about here and now.

Sunday, May 17, 2009, 2:45 PM

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Hey congrats to all the runners. I ran a 5k yesterday. It was the first time in 23 years I entered a race. I have a hip injury that keeps playing up and making my running difficult. So here is what I am going to do next. I really love to run but I am going to do biking and other cardio exercises for awhile while my hip heals. I really love running and want to do a half marathon sometime in the future. So I choose not to let this injury get me down and move me into a negative state of being. I choose to stay positive!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009, 4:29 PM

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Do Next Challenge

The lasagna (low fat cheese, extra lean meat) is ready and I am going to go and make a large tossed salad to have with it. ( I was going to serve just the lasagna).

Sunday, May 17, 2009, 6:05 PM

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I thought this was a very practical and helpful article. The writer pulled a quote from eastern philosophy, and I was reminded of one from my own influences/Western philosophy (more specifically Judeo-Christianity): Choose life (Deuteronomy 30:11-20). Why is my brain now going to Martin Sheen as Jed Bartlett saying, "What's next?!"

Sunday, May 17, 2009, 8:21 PM

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Next step for me

I am going to run up the giant hill outside my house today, and then 2 more times before Friday.

Monday, May 18, 2009, 2:00 PM

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Wow what a revelation for me

i don't generally think of myself as a negative thinker. Here at work everyone comes to me if they need to see the situation from a more positive view and perspective. i am not so good with myself though. i realize i have had the 'all or nothing' mentality and when i fall short of the 'all' part of it i plunge into negative self talk and can't wade out for sometimes days! i am going to focus on asking myself 'How will this make me feel?' and 'Why am I...?" before i eat anything this week or make a meal decision. that way i can be more positive with myself like i am everyone else!

Monday, May 18, 2009, 5:28 PM

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This article was written for me!

Wow - I can so relate to this article and am excited to take on this challenge! Maybe it can point me in the right direction and let me see the end of the road of this frustration of the last few years. I'm ready!

Monday, May 18, 2009, 9:32 PM

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What's next?

I just came back from a short vacation and need to get back on track with diet and exercise. Since I over indulged in carbs and desserts, I will focus this week on vegetables, low fat protein and fruit. That's the next step, get rid of the salt, sugar and 2 lb. weight gain this week; starting right this minute.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 9:05 AM

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What I am going to do next is go for a walk.
I really enjoy the articles I am getting and this one puts simply, what I have been striving to do. I suffer from severe anxiety/panic disorder and one of the things I have been working on is changing the neural pathways in my brain from automatically going to negative thoughts and redirecting them into positive ones. Thank you Joshua!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 11:29 AM

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