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Adopting healthy habits equals positive change

Friday, January 03, 2014

Since adopting healthy eating and activity habits, I've noticed a lot of positive changes in myself. I have more confidence, and I'm happier overall. Plus, I have a lot of energy. I only had a minor (2 pound) uptick in weight over the holiday season, unlike the usual 10 or so that I usually experience, which is directly correlated with running and making healthy food choices (with a few indulgences here and there).


How I plan to shake up my workouts

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I do a variety of exercises (run, walk, spin, Body Pump, Body Combat, yoga), but I can still find myself in a rut if I'm not careful to mix it up. What I've been doing for the past few days is swapping morning workouts for evening workouts. Whichever time I choose for my workout, I make sure I go for a brisk walk either the evening or monring that same day. This seems to be working, and my body is "fooled" so far.

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JGTO120 6/25/2013 11:52PM

  Thanks, FitWithin! I've done Zumba in the past but not recently--what a great class! Thanks for the advice and the encouragement!

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FITWITHIN 6/25/2013 10:55PM

    Try a Zumba class it will be another great cardio workout. Love the exercise variety.

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Spark Solution challenge

Monday, June 17, 2013

I'm getting ready for the Spark Solution Challenge that starts online next week by reading the book and preparing my shopping list. I'm really looking forward to it, and I believe this will help rev up my weight-loss journey.


Changes since adopting healthy habits

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I've noticed several changes since adopting healthy habits. First of all, my food portions are smaller. I tend to snack less (except for the occasional "slip up"). I am also addicted to fitness. Although I allow myself to take a rest from exercise from time to time, I generally try to work out everyday. On my "rest" days, I try to at least get in a 20-30 minute walk.

Another big change is my attitude about myself! I respect myself more, and I'm actually a little kinder to myself (that is, I don't "beat" myself up as much as I used to for the occasional slip up).

I'm taking this slowly but surely, and I'm seeing some gradual changes.

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ALAINEBUG 6/17/2013 1:35AM

    little changes is the way to go for a permanent lifestyle makeover.

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NEELIXNKES 4/23/2013 1:55PM

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

What helps motivate me is to focus on small goals. For example, staying within my calories today or trying a new class at the gym tonight. There are so many so-called baby steps that we can take to make a big difference and stay motivated.

I'd love to hear your motivational tips!


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