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Lesson Learned

Monday, March 26, 2012

I had a great weekend away with my best friend. We did a 2-day basket weaving class, had a lot of laughs and an all-around great visit.

I worked out, all three days, managing to keep up with my goals for that.

Meals, however were a different thing. I did great the first day, pretty good the second day, but had wine, chocolate AND a doughnut the third day!

I haven't had any of those things since the first of the year.

I guess I am not ready to be on the road, and eating in hotels and restaurants 3X a day...just yet.

Back home yesterday, and 100% back on track! No more road trips for me for a while.

  
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MISSRUTH 3/27/2012 7:12AM

    All things considered, I think you did great!! It would be a real shame if we never left the house, for fear of slipping up a bit. Maybe next time you can come up with a strategy for either resisting the treats, or finding a way to include them in your calorie range.

Go YOU for exercising all three days!! And I'm glad you had such a good time!

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GRACEGREEN13 3/27/2012 1:09AM

    Two out of three days eating away from home is not bad at all. Also considering that you got your exercise in, I think you did great!

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TMCLEOD4 3/26/2012 10:30PM

    1 out of 3 days isn't too bad!! Everyone should be allowed to go off track once in a while. It sounds to me like you did very well!!

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ONUTHIN125 3/26/2012 9:26PM

    emoticon It is good that you are aware of what you can and can not do. Spark On! emoticon

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I'm in heaven!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Today, the last day of winter, I am sitting at our cabin in Maine, looking out over the frozen lake, and looking forward to some happy, healthy, summertime fun.

I'm getting ready to go for a run, down the lakeshore road, if it is not too muddy. Putting in my miles for the team.

Then it is fix the gutters, clear the decks, and bring out all the patio furniture! What a wonderful way to spend the day.

  
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GRACEGREEN13 3/21/2012 8:39PM

    Oh its beautiful there! How fun, a cabin on the lake! : )

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 3/20/2012 8:35AM

    The joys of a cabin on the lake!! I remember them with great fondness. Audra

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SUSANS706 3/19/2012 12:37PM

    Sounds like heaven! Sounds like a wonderful day!

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Has this become a habit?

Monday, March 12, 2012

You know how they say that if you can do a thing, or not do a thing, for 21 days in a row it either makes or breaks a habit?

I just noticed on my tracker that I have worked out for a minimum of 60 minutes every day for the past three weeks, and in fact only missed one day in the last 30!

So, does this mean I can now officially say, "Yes, I work out"

Because I sure would like that if I could - I have always thought I work out sometimes or I work out when I can, or if I have to.

Ya, I'm starting to like this working out thing, and I think it has FINALLY become a habit.

Now, if I could only be as diligent with my other kinds of work! Oh well, nobody's perfect.

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SUSANS706 3/12/2012 5:45PM

    Congrats girl! That is awesome! I just saw that you passed 1000 minutes this month already! Wow! Keep it up!!! You inspire me! emoticon emoticon

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A milestone for me

Friday, March 02, 2012

I have always worked out - well for the past 20 years or so, most of the time anyways - but never as diligently as I have since joining SparkPeople. I haven't always liked it, but I do it because I know I need to. I come from a long line of morbidly obese woman. and I don't want to be in that category. I am overweight and I am in my 50s, which means I have to work all that much harder to be fit.

Well this past two weeks have been brutally busy at work, and I have had to really wedge in my workouts wherever I could. I did it on most days, but for the past week I have been working 14-15 hours a day and just didn't have the energy to add a workout at the end of the day.

Here is the milestone part:

Yesterday, the third day in a row that I was not able to exercise, I was working on this project, and I noticed that my mind kept wandering to workouts... I wanted to run, or ski or just get up and move A LOT. I was actually crabby because I was missing my exercise!

Well, I finished the project last night - I was totally happy to be done with it, and I was plenty tired. So no workout then either. But I couldn't wait to get up this morning and get on the treadmill! I actually greeted it when I went into the room. It was like seeing a long, lost friend.

I have always worked out, but I haven't always like it.

Now, I am happy to say, I work out BECAUSE I like it!

That is a milestone I never thought I would reach.

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Terri

  
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REFFIE1 3/11/2012 5:31PM

    Way to go! I am starting to like some parts of my exercise like Zumba (still don't like spinning) and I enjoy the camaraderie of working out with a group for personal training. Every time I feel like not going to work out I just chant the Nike motto "just do it". Exercise is something I can't over think because then I lose my incentive. For me, half the battle is getting there. Thanks for your travel advice too! Knowing others overcome these challenges makes me believe I can do the same. Thanks for your sparkling advice and inspiration! emoticon

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ROBSCHI 3/5/2012 11:07AM

  That's awesome! I used to work out at least 3 days a week but usually more than that until I got divorced and had to work 2 jobs to support my family. I have not exercised since then until joining here. I hope that I can get my motivation back to continue to workout like I used to ... and like it. Not there yet but hoping.

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GRACEGREEN13 3/5/2012 12:14AM

    Very awesome to really like it! Most days I push myself, but I know I have to too.

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SUSANS706 3/3/2012 1:20PM

    Looking at your sparkpage, we do have so many similarities! I too have become addicted to my treadmill! I used to walk with a friend, but have had some knee issues, so I feel better using the treadmill! Keep going you give me inspiration! emoticon

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TMCLEOD4 3/3/2012 11:25AM

    I know the feeling. I get really angry when something stops me from working out. Even when I don't feel like working out, because I'm tired, I know I will feel better when it's done. Liking exercise makes weight loss that much easier. Congrats!!

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LUVS2BIKE101 3/3/2012 9:24AM

    What a day to celebrate! Keep Sparking!
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RD03875 3/3/2012 2:37AM

    Way to go!!

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TMW54812 3/2/2012 6:26PM

    I once asked a very fit and healthy friend how long do I have to keep up this daily exercise routine........he replied " you'll have to do it until you WANT TO do it".

Congrats on getting to the "want to" milestone!

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