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Making Habits

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Day 2 of 12-Week Daily Challenge. I always think of changing bad habits, but that might be the negative slant. How about beginning to make new habits?

  
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SUECHRIS50 7/16/2013 3:26PM

    that's sure true!

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ENG_TV 7/16/2013 2:05PM

    how true!

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AUTUMNGLORY7 7/16/2013 1:13PM

    emoticon Thanks for reminding us about importance of good habits. emoticon

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JACKIE542 7/16/2013 12:06PM

    Great idea. emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 7/16/2013 11:23AM

    I like that approach

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KIMPY225 7/16/2013 10:34AM

    Good Habits = Yes!!!!

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MAGGIEMAGGIE5 7/16/2013 10:23AM

    Yes.... positive is always better.
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APPLEPIEAPPLE 7/16/2013 8:32AM

    True

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LOPEYP 7/16/2013 8:27AM

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BLUENOSE63 7/16/2013 7:53AM

  I am going to make a new habit of eliminate procrastination from my life...I will start next week! emoticon

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KAB7801 7/16/2013 7:42AM

    Yes, new habits it what it's all about!
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NYARAMULA 7/16/2013 6:52AM

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Challenges

Monday, July 15, 2013

Today I am excited to take on a new challenge. I just joined a new ST - 12-Week Wellness Challenge. I'm hoping this will keep me accountable as I go back to school and time and organization become the essence. Most, if not all, of the team members seem to have been a part of the 2-Week Spark Solutions team. I have not even finished the book. Well, to be honest, barely started! I had good intentions, truly! We'll see how it goes!

  
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JACKIE542 7/15/2013 10:37AM

    Good luck with your new challenge, love the quote too! emoticon emoticon

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CHOCOHIPPO 7/15/2013 9:44AM

    I haven't finished the book yet either, but I did follow the plan for two weeks and did really well on it. I'm following another plan for the next two weeks and will likely come back to this one -- and hope to really read the whole book through in the mean time.

Good luck!

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/15/2013 8:27AM

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KAB7801 7/15/2013 8:19AM

    I haven't finished all of the book either or made all recipes, but continue a bit each!

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Holding Me Back

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Interesting thoughts to ponder. Been wondering about why, when I have a streak of doing so well, I self-sabotage? Not hugely, but enough to have to restart some part of my life. I realize that I am trying to change a lot of lifelong habits and I cannot expect perfection AND I am not discouraged, but quite happy with my progress. I have recently been thinking about WHY it is so hard and slow going? Not so much the product, but the process.

  
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KAB7801 7/15/2013 8:10AM

    Right now nothing is holding me back
But when I fall behind it's probably fear of failure

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BLUENOSE63 7/15/2013 7:20AM

  The fact that I feel the need for perfection holds me back sometimes.

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MOTHEPRO 7/14/2013 9:51PM

    Sometimes I think fear of success is holding me back, but I'm not giving up.

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LOPEYP 7/14/2013 8:22PM

    I agree with Tops. I do yhe same thing. It's hard to keep plugging when human nature is to slack off a bit. emoticon

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JACKIE542 7/14/2013 1:33PM

    That is why we need to take baby steps, change a bit at a time, and when we make mistakes, don't get too upset, learn from them and move along. emoticon Hope your knee and foot a feeling better today. emoticon

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TOPS-TORTOISE 7/14/2013 11:46AM

    I know what my problem is. After I've had a good losing streak I tend to give myself permission to slack a little bit. If I've been doing great for the last few weeks and lost 10 pounds, I can have this 'fill in the blank'. I work out so a few extra calories won't hurt. That's my reasoning to justify having some things that I want. Then I'm surprised when I gain a pound at the next weigh in. I can flip back through my food journal and see a pattern. Sometimes I think I do it subconsciously. Maybe that's how you are sabotaging yourself. I am focusing on being consistent with my eating and rewarding myself with things other than food. Best wishes for your progress.

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Warrior?

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Now some of you may read this and say, so what? I'm hoping others will know what I mean. Yesterday, for the first time since I have been on this journey, I got injured during working out. I rolled my ankle big time and fell hard to the floor. My foot and knee got messed up pretty bad. I limped to put ice on it and sat down for 20 minutes. The whole time I was sitting there I was thinking whether or not I could finish my workout. I checked and it wasn't swollen and I was able to put weight on it, hurting, but still able to, so I went back to the DVD and finished it. Not well, but finished it. This morning it still hurts, but not unbearable and I find myself thinking of what I can do today that won't aggravate it: upper body strength, core, stretching, video of sitting down exercises? Why am I telling you this? Because before I would have used this to a way to get out of exercising for yesterday, probably today, and then many more. Now I am figuring out how to exercise anyway? Major attitude change. I'm feeling like a warrior!

  
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BLITZEN40 7/15/2013 10:37PM

    Ouch! Feel better!

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BLUENOSE63 7/15/2013 7:25AM

  Hey girl

Well you know that I am no stranger to injury but believe me when I say this too will pass but take the time to let it heal....RICE

Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.

Grab a good book and relax today.

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JACKIE542 7/13/2013 12:38PM

    Love the quote and your enthusiasm. I still want you to careful though. Spark has some great chair exercises. I did some and they are a great workout. Hope your foot and knee are better today. emoticon emoticon

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/13/2013 12:23PM

    emoticon I'm so very proud of you!!! I know what you mean. I remember when I made that same adjustment. Isn't it simply awesome? And you can hardly believe that it is YOU that is thinking these thoughts! Hope you found something good to do that made you feel like you had a good workout and didn't hurt too. Take good care of you ... I know you will!! You're doing GREAT!!!

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TRYINGHARD54 7/13/2013 7:14AM

    Just remember to take care of your body.... if your hurting, take time to heal...

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Summer Pleasure

Friday, July 12, 2013

I venture a guess when most people think of summer pleasures, they come with things like swimming, lemonade, BBQs, etc., but my favorite summer pleasure is reading. I teach first grade and one of my main goals is to show kids, not only HOW to read, but to ENJOY reading. I am passionate about this! The problem with that is I spend so much time during the school year "doing" for my kids and I fall asleep before finishing two pages! The summer is my catch-up time! I am not fussy about the books I read. Professional books, nonfiction, historical fiction, "mindless pleasure" books, doesn't matter. I realized this summer that I need this to put me into balance with my eating and exercise. In 2 weeks I start half-days of summer school, and I am already worried how to fit my pleasure reading in, but I will figure it out because I have learned here that there are many components to healthy living and for me, reading is one of them!

  
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KNYAGENYA 7/12/2013 11:32AM

    I love to read. I read while I am at the YMCA. I get to read and work out at the same time...win-win.

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BLITZEN40 7/12/2013 11:05AM

    I enjoy reading too. Trying to force myself to get through at least 5 classics this year... not my preferred genre, so I've only got two done so far. I always seemed to get sidetracked by the books I DO like! Hope you get to enjoy a few good books this summer!

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JACKIE542 7/12/2013 10:09AM

    I taught all of my children to read, and they love reading, I have a ton of books. Hope you get your reading time in. emoticon

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LOPEYP 7/12/2013 8:42AM

    I love to read too! I have about 20 authors that I love but am always searching for more.
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FITFRIT 7/12/2013 8:20AM

    I had two first grade teachers this year and I adored both of them. I wish I could say the same about my own first grade teacher....then again I probably was not a joy to have around at that age given what was going on at my house. Kuddos to you for all the extra you do for the kids!

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 7/12/2013 7:30AM

    My first grade teacher taught me to love reading. I'm forever grateful to her! I had the pleasure of giving the gift to my daughter. Thank you for sharing it with your children! Ohhhhh to get lost in a wonderful book!!! Such an adventure!

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