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5 a.m. this morning

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Unfortunately... as life would have it... I am not able to work out in the evenings as I was used to. No more lovely kickboxing classes, no more spin classes... but that's not ENTIRELY true!
Anyhow... I digress... 5 a.m. this morning had me battling my motivation to get up and go to the gym. I was all packed and ready for the day but was EXTREMELY tired. I laid there, waging war against myself until 5:40 a.m. where I FINALLY got up. I decided to do my Windsor Pilates dvd... and not just the 20 minute one either. I did 40 minutes of the 56 minute tape. I was proud.
What got me up, you might ask? I said... "Jessica Biel would get up and get moving..." so I did!
I worked out at 5:45 a.m. 2 times prior to this... 1 time last week and 1 time the week before. Baby steps my friends.
AND... to my surprise... last friday I learned that we got accepted to move into this house 5 minutes from my gym! Now I can go in the a.m. and come HOME to shower to get ready for work. I'm so excited!
Anyhow... thanks for reading if you are.

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SHARONA_P 10/2/2007 3:48PM

    It's a HUGE challenge to get up early in the morning! Good for you.

I haven't been able to get there myself in the morning. something in my head says...it's still dark outside, you should be sleeping, not exercising, haha

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Updates and reminders

Monday, August 20, 2007

So... I went to the gym on Friday... 40 minutes on the treadmill and did some abs and some arms & chest. It was really great being back. I learned how to do some customization on my mp3 player so I was excited to have a "workout" mix. It was very motivating.
The rest of the weekend was crap but Pat and I ate really well and healthy. He's so good about keeping me on track. He keeps saying: "No junk food until vacation"... but honestly, I'd like it to be no junk food until Thanksgiving... no junk food until New Years... and then just get over the need to eat out. I did, however eat out today. I chose a grilled chicken breast sandwich in a whole wheat bun. I didn't tell them to hold the mayo, which I should've and I only ate a small handful of fries and threw the rest away. So... not a perfect lunch but definitely better than what I FELT like eating.
I'm glad I got a notification that Cadie sent me an email. It reminded me that I promised to take exercise clothes! I packed last night and neglected to enclose the sneakers and the clothes. Thanks for the loving reminder Cadie!!!


Back to the gym

Friday, August 17, 2007

Oh, how I wish I could say that this was going to be the beginning of my streak! I'm headed to the gym today after a "leave of absense". I'm looking forward to it, but, I wish I could say I was going all next week too!
My love and I are going to Las Vegas for a few days then on to our River house for 3 days. We leave next week. I'm really looking forward to it but it also leaves the possibility of over-doing it. Thank God he is helping keep me on track with my choices and is up for activity like walking and swimming and things like that. We'll be okay but I just want to be great. I will promise to bring my workout clothes and my sneakers JUST in case I get the urge to exercise a bit!

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LUCKIECHARMER 8/20/2007 2:42PM

    Let us know how this goes!

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taking a stumble

Monday, August 13, 2007

What I've found is that there is always this moment of weakness right after you've found your ZEN in dieting. I absolutely KNOW what I need to do, yet I've only put one foot in the water, so to speak. I will do well one day and then not so good the next. I'll do great one week then terrible the next. I've YET to get up to work out in the morning. I'm so tired but it's only because I've not picked up my medication. I'm doing that today. I'm on my way to the right path... I just need a little UMPH getting there.

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JDMILLER28 8/16/2007 8:19AM

    I know what you mean! One day it's like "YES! I ate the right stuff, stayed within my range, worked out hard!!!" And the next it's like "but i needed that chocolate chip cookie... and the pop, and the 4 slices of pizza and 3 glasses of wine."

1 step forward, 15 steps back... right? Yeah, we need to stop doing that to ourselves. The thing is, other people don't really care if we succeed or fail, but we should care about ourselves. In the end, those 15 steps back hurt only us and stop us from achieving OUR goals!

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Day 4

Friday, August 03, 2007

So I've discovered how people end up with heart issues... it's so easy to rack up huge sodium levels folks! I've been over my sodium like MADNESS. I can't believe it. It's a baby step goal of mine to get that under control!
I've walked 4 days this week for 20 minutes each time and I feel good about that. It's only a little bit of exercise but that's okay.
I'm working on paying off bills on my own rather than with a debt consolidator and I'm just thrilled about that. PLUS... I'm arranging for some much needed work on my car and that's so exciting! I feel like things are all falling into place.
I'm getting a pedicure today with my mom to celebrate a newfound or reinvented centeredness or awareness!

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JDMILLER28 8/6/2007 10:37AM

    How did the pedicure go? Good job on finding your "centerness"!! It's easy to find, but hard to stick with. I'm here to support you!!

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