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Daily Coaching Motivation Day 13

Saturday, February 02, 2013

I missed a day of getting online but not of my plan! I will keep moving forward ...

Visualize getting up and exercising first thing in the morning instead of sleeping in. How does it feel to start your day off on a healthy note? How can you put that extra time in the morning to good use?

This one doesn't really apply to me because I don't sleep in. Weekdays I get up with the alarm. Saturdays, I wake up when I'm ready and then head off to a yoga-fusion class at the YMCA. Sundays, I wake up when I'm ready and then schedule my workout during the hour that my hubby is making his weekly-batch of lunches.

However, the feeling of starting off the day, knowing my fitness plan is off my list, is very satisfying. It's one less thing to have any anxiety about and it's when I have peak energy.


Daily Coaching Motivation Day 12

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Imagine reaching your 'fitness goal' and seeing an old friend for the first time since you began your journey. Picture them congratulating you on your transformation.

My transformation is subtle - it's reclaiming my reputation of being fit, being a leader in fitness minutes for the workplace challenges, and being the one to offer to carry things for others ...

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BOSS61 1/31/2013 7:08PM

    Never had such a reputation, but seeing people whom I have not seen in a year or more can be nothing short of fun.

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TRICIAE2 1/31/2013 4:44PM


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Eating in the evening

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

1. How many meals and snacks did you eat after 5:00 pm? dinner & dessert
2. How many meals and snacks did you eat during the day? breakfast, lunch, 1-2 snacks
3. How many total calories did you consume after 5:00 pm relative to the total calories for the day? yesterday it was 28%
4. What activities occurred while you ate after 5:00 pm? drywall, yoga, watching a show with Steve, computer time

This isn't my major issue - I use the calorie tracker to determine if I can "afford" to eat dessert and what would be the best choice for me (often a piece of dark chocolate or a cup of herbal tea to change my palette).

My problem is the chocolates and homemade desserts at work ...

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GORDONBE 1/31/2013 3:55PM

    I thought 5pm was a bit early - I'm still at work. I guess the principle is to ensure you're dividing your calories evenly throughout the day, and give your digestion a break before bed.

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JASI27 1/31/2013 8:34AM

    I am the same way! I should just go to bed at 5pm or wire my mouth shut! LOL

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SUSANBEAMON 1/31/2013 1:15AM

  i don't understand the obsession i find with "eating after 5pm or 8pm or evening". but then, half my day happens after sundown.

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Daily Coaching Motivation Day 11

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Today's motivation felt a lot like Day 6 - imagine yourself looking at your ''before'' and "after'' pictures after you've lost all the weight. How does it feel to reflect on how far you've come?

I still feel the same way: I look forward to looking normal again through my face and chin, even the shape around my eyes looks odd and I'm kinda puffy. It's most obvious to me in photos. When I reach my goal weight, I want to redo our family photo!

However, it's not about weight loss. I know that won't motivate me long-term. It's about being stronger and physically fit. That's tangible. That will change my daily living: my endurance to do gardening and lift bags of mulch, my ability to go for long walks with my hubby - the good stuff!


Today's woohoo motivation

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Stive for progress, not perfection.
Love this! I was in the grocery store on the weekend and there was a woman, who had no assistive devices, but clearly struggled to walk. It could have been pain or a disability but as she passed me I realized how lucky I am. I want to be stronger (and with that, be more compact than I am) but I can breathe and I can walk, and I can eat most things, and I can drive a car, and I have a job, I own my home, and I am loved by my husband and my family, and I have friends who are thoughtful and fun.

Maybe I am already living my ideal life - holidays and a "polished" looking house are superficial. Maybe more satisfaction from my job and feeling stronger in my body is really it ... everything else is great because I am blessed.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JASI27 1/30/2013 8:17AM

    It is very humbling when I play the woe is me game and then see someone who is way worse off. Makes me count my blessings!

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COLLEENROSTE 1/30/2013 2:47AM

    we are blessed in so many ways- let your abilities spur you on to be your best in whatever circustances you find yourself. your attidude of gratitude sure set the table for success

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IMREITE 1/30/2013 12:58AM

    One of my coworkers needed 2 people to help her in the building this morning. one to hold her bad and the other to guide her over the ice. She is not very old, but i know she has had several injuries that make walking painful for her.

I try to think of her and try to enjoy the activities that i she can't do.

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PROUD-GRANDMA 1/29/2013 10:23PM


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