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Long Day

Thursday, February 03, 2011

I'm not quite sure how I made it through the day. 4 yo DD couldn't sleep last night, so I was exhausted today! Somehow, I managed 30 minutes of exercise and still did okay on the food but I have much less self control when I'm tired. I can't wait to get back on track tomorrow!


New Month, New Habit - Day 2

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

I talked myself into getting up early again by reminding myself that that was all I had to do - just get out of bed. Nothing else. Getting out of bed was my success. So I finally made my way into the kitchen and started coffee and thought, "What do I do now?" I was already dressed (another good habit I gained last year is getting completely dressed as soon as I get out bed). So I was standing in the kitchen, dressed to the shoes, and thought, "Well I might as well exercise. I don't have to be fully alert yet to get on the exercise bike." So I did. 30 minutes on the bike and 30 minutes on the Gazelle. Then I was able to shower, get dressed and have the kids all up and fed by 7:30am!

My habit is still just getting out of bed at 5:30 every morning but it's nice to know that I was able to accomplish so much for it!


New Month, New Habit

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Today, I finally woke up at 5:30am! That is my goal for this month. Simply to get up early every day. Nothing else. Ultimately, I'd like to get up and exercise every morning but I will not be that strict on myself right now. Once I can make getting up early a habit, then I'll add the exercise. I just don't want to berate myself if I get up early one morning and don't get the exercise done. Baby steps! And if I take a bigger step occasionally, then I'll just be extra happy. emoticon

(I did actually exercise this morning, though, and I was showered and dressed by 7am. It was awesome!)


Epiphany Moment - From Plateau to Success!

Monday, January 31, 2011

I posted this on a message board, then decided I wanted it in my blog too.

I am trying to bust through a major plateau right now, so last night I was culling through pictures to make my little motivational collage. It was hard to find a picture of myself at my heaviest. (Who wants those hanging around, anyway?) I finally found one from my college graduation. Then, last night it dawned on me that I actually weigh more RIGHT NOW than I did in that picture! And that was a great and amazing realization! Why would I think something like that would be such wonderful news?? Because I am down 3 sizes from that picture and I look soooo much better. My epiphany freed me from the scale and reminded me to look at everything else. (Everybody's been telling me that for years but it took a picture to make it true.)
So the scale says I weigh more. [shrugs] It'll go down eventually. In the mean time, I think I'll go buy a new pair of pants. emoticon

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Motivational Collage

Monday, January 31, 2011

I finally made my little motivational collage thing last night. It is my laptop background, which is why the dimensions are a little strange. So now I get to see it every morning when I log in.
I could not talk myself into getting up early to exercise. (I usually get my exercise in the afternoon when the kids are napping.) I wrote down why I want to exercise and left the note by my bed so, hopefully, it will help me get up tomorrow morning!


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