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Motivational Thoughts to Self

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Just read a good reminder blog article from the "motivational site" from SP. See this article: "The Importance of Systems in Achieving Goals" . Then I saw that SUGIRL06 who had taken up this advice (not sure if she read the same article or not); nonetheless, it got me to thinking, I should start up a reminder blog just to tell myself what I am trying to do. If it's out in the open, then I can't fall back on it, right? emoticon

So my first motivational goal is to teach my husband yoga... Well, infused yoga! This will not only help my husband but if I am teaching him, I know I will do it too.

Remember to always smile... just watched/did a yoga/pilates video the other day where the "man in charge" said that we should all put a smile on our face. So, even if we aren't having fun while doing a routine, then at least other people are tricked. Not only do we then encourage others around us but we might even start to believe it ourselves. I love this little idea, I'm sure it works!

Try to stay within my ranges for nutritional and exercise needs for dieting. This includes one "cheat day" a week if I need it. Let's keep it real, I know that I will never 100% give up everything but if I minimize the things that aren't the best for me, I can splurge one day while still seeing the benefits. I think this also helps me to stay focused on my health instead of losing weight - it's not a game.

Love, Hate, Love, Hate running... Remember that sometimes running is fun but there might be some bad days... just keep with it no matter what!

Remember exercise is about getting healthy, let your body control your exercise not the weather.

Remember that my body knows best, if I think I have overdone the exercise, I will stop myself. If I know I need more food, I will eat a little more of something healthy to satisfy my body. Listen to the body for health.

Don't over do it! Remember that the scale is just a tool, you are healthy now - live the life you want to live - a healthier one and don't give up!

Smile smile smile

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SUGIRL06 8/13/2010 2:08PM

    Love the pictures! The one with the hands and legs messes with my head though. Haha. And I Don't know why I started making goals! Maybe from that article! Great list though!

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JSCHARF 8/7/2010 6:55PM

    Nice Idea!

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WHITNEYFL 8/7/2010 6:40PM

    I love this!!! :) I'm totally doing one of these tomorrow.. I just read SuGirl's too!

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Depressed Turns into Tired Bliss

Saturday, August 07, 2010

So today is Saturday, my normal "husband and me" day. It is the day we do our longest exercise together and just plan something fun to do together. Unfortunately today was "race day". For some reason (really, I know the reason haha), I purchased tickets for my husband and a few of his friends to go to this big race today that he has been wanting to go to. Lucky for him but unfortunately for me... meant I had to spent another day at home, unless I planned something. I was feeling really depressed since I work at home all week long alone, so I always look forward to our fun "outings" on Saturday. We live in a new place and seeing that I work from home, I know very few people... Seriously got to get out more ...haha

But, after a morning of slight sulking, I decided to throw on a new pair of running shorts and hit the gym. I figured if I was going to sulk I was going to do it in style and while in motion. Thanks to my motivational speech as I walked to the gym, I got into my groove and ran about 6 miles. Not a race pace and not the longest distance, but it was a good run and I was sweating out all that depression. Yay!

So, if you are feeling a little depressed today, clean yourself and go on to the gym or out for a good walk in the sunshine. It will do miracles to your mood and you will get your daily workout done at the same time. Just make yourself do it, it will change your entire day around.

hmmm.. maybe some yoga would be nice now... emoticon

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SUGIRL06 8/13/2010 2:04PM

    Great job! I know what you mean about being home alone. I always say that I would love a day off by myself but then when Rob has to work on a Saturday, I'm all pouty and sulky that he's not around. Haha! Can't win.

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OFFDREA 8/7/2010 6:38PM

    great post! im sitting here at my desk watching the clock tick and dreading my workout that I skipped this morning and have to do when I get home. your post has motivated me!!!!

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WHITNEYFL 8/7/2010 6:29PM

    Such a great blog! I was feeling this way last night. I'm lucky enough to have an indoor bike, so I put on some jams and rode for 30 mins! My butt hurts but in a good way.. and I was glad I did it!

Good for you!! :)

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Free Exercise Videos!!!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Maybe many of you already know this but has free exercise videos. Some are short ten minute workouts while others are an hour long! They are 100% free and the site actually has a good selection. I highly suggest going there to see what it contains... (sorry, no Zumba, I eagerly looked).

Today it is again very hot and humid. I love hot weather! Unfortunately, the air is very dense and hard to breathe outside, so indoor activities are in order. This afternoon I was looking for something to wake me up and get me in the mood for some more exercise tonight, thankfully I remembered that Hulu had some videos that I had been wanting to check out. I tried the Yoga and Pilates mix video that was around 20 minutes, loved it! I had forgotten how much I loved yoga since I hadn't practiced it in a few months. Wow! Now I'm hooked again.

Food today has been a challenge. It's the Dog Days of Summer, hence, I have a small appetite for anything really that is cold or warm. I again made my lovely breakfast mixture of fresh veggies (haha, minus a carrot this morning to ease my mind about the sodium content) and couldn't eat all of it. I had to actually make myself eat it this morning so that I had nourishment - never thought I would have to force myself to eat. haha Then I had a serving of homemade bread from the hubster. We aren't eating that much bread right now but we just got "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" and the hubster is hooked on baking bread. So, how can I stop that? I just double check to make sure everything is vegan and he bakes away. Lovely!

Now I'm waiting for my husband to come home so that we can get some more exercise in before a thunderstorm comes around our townhouse. Then, we are going to BBQ! Yay! Butternut squash (slice in half and throw on the grill) and then BBQ tofu. mmmmm

Husband's First Artisan Bread: 50 calories per slice!!! Yummy!!!

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SUGIRL06 8/13/2010 2:03PM

    Wow that bread looks awesome!!!!!

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Carrots = Sodium

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Okay, so I have been calculating my nutritional counts per day for fiber, sodium and so on to assure that I am making the right choices for my health. I was shocked today when I saw that my sodium content was really high! I mean, really high! Granted, I did have miso paste this morning but...

Did you know that carrots had a good amount of sodium? And Kale? I was shocked to find out that natural ingredients also pack on the sodium mg to our diets. I thought I was doing good until my eyes were opened!!! emoticon Wow!

So, I'm spreading the news... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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  I never would have guessed carrots were high in sodium...good to know!

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SUGIRL06 8/3/2010 7:45PM

    Interesting! I didn't know that either!

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Our Amazing, Balanced Bodies

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

This morning as I jumped on the scale, I noticed I had gained three pounds. This had amazed me and tormented me for at least one hour. Thankfully as I went on a walk with our Cavalier this morning, I started to think about what God had created when he created the human body. Isn't it amazing that our bodies will try to regulate the nutrients and weight, even when we are on a new path of exercise and eating healthier? Even though I have been working hard at eating all natural foods and keeping within my calorie count, my body took over and has regulated itself to a former "self".

At first I was saddened but now I'm thankful that our bodies are intelligent and self-sufficient enough to protect itself against potential harm. Although I would like these three pounds to go away forever, I'm thankful to know that in a time of need, my body will be able to protect itself. It proves that even if the world goes into a depression, I will survive.

Thus, I hope everyone will appreciate ones own body for its hard work to protect itself. emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

WHITNEYFL 8/7/2010 6:56PM

    You have such a good attitude!! :) I'm going to come back to this when I feel bummed.

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SUGIRL06 8/3/2010 9:36AM

    Great way to look at it! Awesome!

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NUTRON3 8/3/2010 8:57AM

    So true!

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