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Furthermore....

Sunday, June 06, 2010

You know it's good when there's a furthermore.

Furthermore: I will drink at least the 8 cups of water daily (easier when exercising, funny that) and not drink more than four hot drinks a day (which is easy at the mo because yesterday, all the milk started tasting off to me, despite being a new, perfectly fine bottle).

  
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JUSGETTENBY42 6/6/2010 6:15PM

    sometimes 8 of water a day becomes a chore

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Short n sweet

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Ok, blogging/journals/calorie counting all make you more accountable and more likely to stick with your plan, yahyahyah although then you (I) risk failing and having to admit that failure yahyahyah. We all know all of this.
So anyhow:
I'm going to stop biting my nails again despite exams coming up.
I'm going to reach my first goal of hitting 65kg by exercising at least 4 times a week for half an hour, and by staying within my calorie range.
I'm going to reach my second goal of 62kg by the same method. I have no dates for these goals as of yet.
I am going to pass my course, apply for the next stage, and get my shyte sorted at home (things like filing, photos, jobs for people, the stuff that lingers on that never ending to do list), finally having a to-do list with only the several most important things to do each day on it.

  
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MISSONIONS 6/6/2010 6:07PM

    Yehp, those todoes really do stop you living and enjoying life. Its got on it things like 'put wedding photos in album' (coming up to the ten year anniversary. I said to mah huny, I just don't care! I like em in a box! Such a fag putting in the little corner bits, the sticky bits, sorting the best pics, putting them in...no wonder I can't be bothered) and typing out a story from my gran for my bro and sis (which I do need to do but it's just one of those things, you know).

Todoes suck your life, they do.

Ah Viv, I have finally learned to be ruthless with the kiddy pics, when they aren't looking I get out the giant black rubbish bag....

I actually got rid of about 3 big black sacks of rubbish and stuff, and another BIG box, now I walk around thinking 'what else can I get rid of??'

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WOMBAT37 6/6/2010 12:07PM

    Don't make a big old Todo List (or "toedoe" list as I used to think it was) with everything on it, cos then it'll get frightening. You're doing the right thing having just a few things on your list at a time.

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LUCYVLH1 6/6/2010 7:39AM

    I'm glad you are setting those goals now and not like I did...wait. AT 58 I have boxes and boxes of pictures, boxes and boxes of kids art, school paper. I have STUFF everywhere and no organization. Now I feel like I will let my kids hate me when I am gone...and do it then.

You are wonderful...you have a whole life time ahead of you to enjoy. do a little at a time and live the rest of the time. It goes so quickly.

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VENISEW1 6/6/2010 7:17AM

    emoticon emoticonLIST! emoticon emoticon

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One year, resolutions.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Everybody likes to make their little new years resolutions.

Hi all,
been doing a lot of thinking lately about life and living and priorities and desires. I wanted to share this with you. It's written by Craig Weller, if you google Barefoot Fitness you will find his site. Check out the blog, to the left of the homepage. It has some seriously inspirational stuff. Anyhow, here it is:

One Year.

One: If you have to wait for an arbitrary date on a calender to begin improving your life you're probably going to fail because you're not committed in the first place and your self-imposed mental barriers will imprison you in a life of mediocrity. Don't start on January first. Start right now.

Two: Your life can change in the space of time between heartbeats. Whether an external force slams you out of your rut or you finally steel your mind solidly enough to accomplish something painful and worthwhile, all it takes is that one moment to make the change. Everything after that is just getting out of bed one more time and following the course.

barefootfts.ning.com/forum/topics/on
e-year


Whatcha all think? I think these are wise words. I would like to pick that mans brain something chronic.
I haven't made any resolutions this year.

  
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DMAERT 5/5/2010 11:15PM

    I think like you, sounds like some very wise words. I will have to go to his site and check it out. How have you been? I am still out here lurking, trying to find some motivation, inspiration or what ever. Still fighting the battle though. I have not given up.

Denise emoticon

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LUCYVLH1 1/31/2010 8:31AM

    Ann, do you mind telling me a bit about this site before I sign up? I would like to read what this person has to say...but not sure I want to open my email to another advertisement thing.

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LUCYVLH1 1/31/2010 6:11AM

    I never make resolutions....I do not do well with failure so when I make a list of all this to do stuff and don't do it all...brings me down.

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Learn to Love A.M. Exercise (Even if You're NOT A Morning Person) -- By Rebecca Pratt, Staff Writ

Friday, January 09, 2009

I am not a morning person.

This confession will come as no surprise to my friends and family, most of whom have spent many glorious years making merry over my tendency to nod off over breakfast, my need for copious amounts of coffee before noon, and my late-night bursts of productivity.

For years I’ve tried to pretend I’m one of “them”—those chirpy, cheerful folks who rise effortlessly at dawn to go after that proverbial worm. I’ve also spent many years suppressing the urge to complain bitterly about a world where night owls like me suffer grievous discrimination at the hands of those ubiquitous “normal” people.

So those who know me best are always startled—no, make that shocked—to find out that I do most of my exercising in the early hours of the day, anywhere from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. They’re even more astonished, after an initial double take, to discover that I actually like to get my exercise in early.

Really.

And though my morning-exercise regimen started out as a concession to the practical constraints of my life, I have since discovered that there are some very good benefits to learning to love exercise in the morning—so I’ll share with you my “Top Ten Reasons” for getting up with the early birds to get moving:

1. Exercising early in the morning "jump starts" your metabolism, keeping it elevated for hours, sometimes for up to 24 hours! As a result, you’ll be burning more calories all day long—just because you exercised in the morning.

2. Exercising in the morning energizes you for the day—not to mention that gratifying feeling of virtue you have knowing you’ve done something disciplined and good for you. (Much better than a worm!)

3. Studies have shown that exercise significantly increases mental acuity—a benefit that lasts four to ten hours after your workout ends. Exercising in the a.m. means you get to harness that brainpower, instead of wasting it while you’re snoozing.

4. Assuming you make exercise a true priority, it shouldn’t be a major problem to get up 30 to 60 minutes earlier—especially since regular exercise generally means a higher quality of sleep, which in turn means you’ll probably require less sleep. (If getting up 30 to 60 minutes earlier each day seems too daunting, you can ease into it with 10 to 20 minutes at first.)

5. When you exercise at about the same time every morning—especially if you wake up regularly at about the same time—you’re regulating your body's endocrine system and circadian rhythms. Your body learns that you do the same thing just about every day, and it begins to prepare for waking and exercise several hours before you actually open your eyes. That’s beneficial because:

* Your body’s not “confused” by wildly changing wake-up times, which means waking up is much less painful. (You may even find that you don’t need an alarm clock most days.)
* Hormones prepare your body for exercise by regulating blood pressure, heart rate, blood flow to muscles, etc.
* Your metabolism, along with all the hormones involved in activity and exercise, begin to elevate while you're sleeping. As a result, you’ll feel more alert, energized, and ready to exercise when you do wake up.

6. Many people find that morning exercise has a tendency to regulate their appetite for the rest of the day. Not only do they eat less (since activity causes the release of endorphins, which in turn diminishes appetite), they also choose healthier portions of healthier foods.

7. People who consistently exercise find, sometimes to their great surprise, that the appointed time every morning evolves into something they look forward to. Besides the satisfaction of taking care of themselves, they find it’s a great time to plan their day, pray, or just think more clearly—things most of us often don’t get to do otherwise.

8. Exercising first thing in the morning is the most foolproof way to ensure that other things don’t overtake your fitness commitment, particularly if you have a hectic family life. (It’s so easy to wimp out in the evening, when we’re tired or faced with such tasks as rustling up dinner and helping with homework.)

9. More than 90% of those who exercise consistently have a morning fitness routine. If you want to exercise on a regular basis, the odds are in your favor if you squeeze your workout into the a.m.

10. Non-morning people can always trick themselves in the a.m. Having trouble psyching yourself up for a sunrise jog? Do what I did—tell yourself that you’ll still be so fast asleep that you won’t even remember—much less mind!


I love this by an SP writer, but couldn't save it to faves as it was a blog entry I think, so here it is to remind me. I know this, and was on a roll with morning exercise but can't seem to get it going again. I'm going to blame the skewer at the mo though.

  
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BAYHYLLE 1/9/2009 2:47PM

    I really enjoyed your AM exercise blog. I'm not a morning person either so I'm making a new goal: I will get up at 0600 to complete 30 minutes of exercise Mon-Fri and 0730 on Sat. Your top 10 reasons for getting up early were just what I needed to read!

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