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Building a Routine

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I am struggling to build up a routine. Last week I did awesome. I woke up at 6:45 every weekday morning and got a workout in and I entered in everything I ate. This week though I feel like I have no sense of time.



I have only gotten in one workout so far, which isn't too bad considering it is only my third day. I am struggling to get out of bed. Even when I've had enough sleep I just don't want to get up. Like this morning. I woke up before my alarm but stayed in bed for another hour and half. Now I feel horrible. That always happens if I stay in bed after I wake up naturally, yet I still stay in bed.



I have to remember, I want this. I want to lose weight. I want to get in shape. I want to be happy and healthy. I want to feel more comfortable in my own body. I want my physical appearance to match the mental image I have of my self. I want to be a good steward of what God has given me. This is the only body I will ever had, I need to treat it better. It is—after all—one of a kind.

  
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CLAIRE94620 10/19/2011 12:16PM

    Recall how you feel after you exercise and let that pull you out of the bed each morning.

YES YOU CAN!

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AHARRIS02 10/19/2011 12:01PM

    What worked for me this morning, is I remembered how I feel after going on the treadmill in the morning. Plus it didn't help seeing the scale go up a pound and half either. But just try to remember how you feel after working out. It's hard I agree. I wake up at 5am, take hubby to work, and always want to go back to bed, especially today when it was rainy and cold out. Hope everything works out for you!!!

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Weigh In

Friday, October 14, 2011

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I gained. Yes it was only half a pound but I gained. I think I somehow knew this was going to happen. I have been preparing myself for not seeing the results I wanted. Yes I've only been back on track since Monday and I've been working out lots all week. Yes I could be retaining water from all the working out. Yes I know the scale lies. ( www.healthdiscovery.net/articles/sca
le_lies.htm
) I know there are other ways to judge if I'm losing or not. (I really should take my measurements. It would be helpful.)

I know all these things but I have to tell you it kind of sucks. I am determined not to let this keep me down. I know that if I keep at it, eventually the scale will reflect that effort.

Be prepared...the weekend is coming.

  


Small steps lead to big changes

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

In chapter four of the Binge Eating and Overeating workbook says that “changing the way you eat is a process not a contest.” It’s not about changing as much as you can as fast as you can. It is about making small attainable changes. Once those have become habits you make more small attainable changes. Eventually all those small changes will add up to a complete change in how you are eating.

That’s my problem. I am always so motivated in the beginning of my journey that I try to do too much at once and end up burnt out. Currently I am trying to make small changes to my eating. Basically cutting out the unnecessary snacking and the trigger foods (like the french fries that I love.) Everything else is pretty much the same at the moment.

I think I am making larger steps in the fitness area. I started a 5k Your Way Walking program which I do in the mornings; it starts out slow: 15 minutes, 1 mile, that sort of thing. I also started to do yoga again at night. It might seem like too much but for once I am not pushing myself past my limits. My movements are slower and smaller than they used to be just because my body has changed and it has affected how it can move. I accept that and do the best that I can with the body I have, knowing that if I keep at it, it will become easier.

Even with this I know that there will come a day when I won’t want to. I won’t want to eat healthy. I won’t want to work out. It will happen. It always happens, but this time I need to not give into it. I can’t give in to the desire to binge on junk food. I can’t give in to my desire to stay in bed or to sit on the sofa and not workout.

With every small step I move forward.

  
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CARLZBAD 10/11/2011 3:10PM

    French fries are my weakness, too! I haven't had the chance to do this yet, but you should try making sweet potato baked fries. I think they are pretty healthy.

I really like the quote you mentioned from that book! Is this just like a book or what?

Good luck!

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Being Proactive

Monday, October 10, 2011

Weight loss doesn't happen just by wishing it or willing it into existence. Believe me. I've tried. emoticon It helps to be a little proactive.

That is where I am this week. I have taken steps to be more proactive about my weight loss journey. I have planned out my meals for the week and have them already entered into the nutritional tracker. The same with my workouts.

I even got out of bed at 6:30 to workout. Yes it wasn't the 6 a.m. I was aiming for but it was still early enough.

I am going to do this. I will lose weight. Not just because I wish to and not just because I want to but because I will do what it takes to make it happen.

  
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CAT609 10/10/2011 8:03AM

    Bravo! You will do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Being Proactive

Monday, October 10, 2011

Weight loss doesn't happen just by wishing it or willing it into existence. Believe me. I've tried. emoticon It helps to be a little proactive.

That is where I am this week. I have taken steps to be more proactive about my weight loss journey. I have planned out my meals for the week and have them already entered into the nutritional tracker. The same with my workouts.

I even got out of bed at 6:30 to workout. Yes it wasn't the 6 a.m. I was aiming for but it was still early enough.

I am going to do this. I will lose weight. Not just because I wish to and not just because I want to but because I will do what it takes to make it happen.

  


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