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Balance. Consistency. NOT perfection.

I'm stringing together more and better health habits, from confronting my sugar addiction to focusing on "real food" to reshaping my body (and spirit) with physical activity. What works for me?

Regular exercise works as my building block. When I exercise, I'm more likely to stick with ALL my goals. Tracking my food is the ONLY way I've successfully lost weight. My biggest challenge is an "all or nothing" attitude. I need to strive for consistency and sustainability... NOT ...
I'm stringing together more and better health habits, from confronting my sugar addiction to focusing on "real food" to reshaping my body (and spirit) with physical activity. What works for me?

Regular exercise works as my building block. When I exercise, I'm more likely to stick with ALL my goals. Tracking my food is the ONLY way I've successfully lost weight. My biggest challenge is an "all or nothing" attitude. I need to strive for consistency and sustainability... NOT perfection.

REALISTIC goal setting (storing long term goals here). 1 lb per week loss is realistic and achievable. Some weeks will be better. Some worse. I always seem to go 2 steps back; 1 step forward.

I also like setting smaller (less than 10 lb) incremental goals. I'm an achiever. Regularly feeling like I've reached a goal keeps me motivated. Staring at a months-long endpoint defeats me. So... my plan is:

Goal #1: 12 lbs lost (211 to 199) deadline: July 20th
ACHIEVED! 199 ON JULY 6TH!!!!!!!!
Goal #2: 9 lbs lost (199 to 190) deadline: Sept 21st
Goal #3: 8 lbs lost (190 to 182) deadline: November 16th
Goal #4: 7 lbs lost (182 to 175) deadline: January 4th
Goal #5: 6 lbs lost (175 to 169) deadline: February 15, 2016

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Member Since: 5/5/2009

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My Goals:
Achieve a level of fitness (and the healthy lifestyle) that will take me gracefully through the next busy decade and beyond.

To finally learn how to sustain a healthy lifestyle, rather than 3 months on... 3 months off...

My Program:
Exercise 45 minutes, 5 days a week. (Run 3 days; strength, yoga, classes 2 days.) Two solid rest days each week.

Track my calories consistently and apply what I've learned about nutrition. (Eat "real" food. Simplify. Eat mindfully.)

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Busy working mom living in the beautiful Wisconsin countryside.

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There are two kinds of pain you can control ~~~ the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. Author Unknown


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LIVIN4LISH
7/27/2015 8:50:40 AM

I hope the cookout was fun! Have a great week emoticon



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LIVIN4LISH
7/26/2015 10:34:06 AM

Thanks for the blog comment - You are so right about making "me time." I think I've been irritable because we own a retail business, and despite peoples thoughts about the owners getting to make their own hours - we're the ones there (almost) all of the time! I need a break, and have been considering running away emoticon emoticon



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ALNEAGLE
7/25/2015 9:55:58 PM

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog.

~Amanda



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LIVIN4LISH
7/23/2015 8:43:00 AM

I had to emoticon at my Spark page this morning! I loved seeing your face three times, though emoticon Have a great Thursday!



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LIVIN4LISH
7/22/2015 9:01:05 AM

A sprint triathlon is a SHORT one emoticon The one I am signed up for has a 500 yard pool swim (an official swim is .47 mile usually in open water), 13.5 bike ride (official is 20K), and a 5K run, which is also standard in an official sprint. I have done this one a handful of times, and it's fun, and low key (it's at UW-Whitewater).
Anyway, I still have to do SOME training, so I better get my butt moving emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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