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Motivation

Saturday, March 23, 2013

This afternoon I got home from working our Easter Egg Hunt at church and the last thing I wanted to do was workout. Earlier this week in an effort to keep my motivation to exercise consistently ramped up, I ordered 7 new workout DVD's. That's one for every day of the week! Well guess what was waiting on my porch when I got home today, yup Amazon delivered quickly and once again I had no excuse for not working out. I choose to do a 30 minute Ellen Barrett DVD called SleekSculpt express. It was fun and challenging. Guess those DVD's did exactly what I was hoping they would, motivated me to work out when it was the last thing I wanted to do. I am excited to try out the other six soon!

  


grateful

Friday, March 22, 2013

I am feeling grateful tonight. For the first time since joining this site (just about 2 weeks now) I thought about eating off my plan. I was running an errand at JoAnn Fabrics and while waiting in a long check out line, the candy that they have strategically placed there at the registers was calling to me. I glanced at it for only a moment and in my head I said a very big "NO!" So here I am just finishing yummy planned dinner grateful for that averted potential candy binge

  


Giving it a chance.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Recently I decided that I am not really a yoga person. It might have something to do with the fact that I am a normally shallow breather and all of those deep breaths feel weird and unnatural to me. Also I have a bad habit of comparing my abilities to those of others when I take exercise or yoga classes, I know bad habit!

Anyway, today I am working a long day and rather than leaving midday to go to the gym I decided to participate in a "chair yoga" class that is being offered here where I work for the next few Thursday's. I have to admit that it was better than I thought it might be and I left after those 50 minutes feeling calmer and more focused, a real bonus to my concentration for work projects this afternoon. Glad I decided not to limit myself because of a predetermined belief and to just go in there and do it anyway! Guess what Iíll probably be doing next Thursday afternoon. LOL

  


So much to think about

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I have been on some kind of weight loss, fitness or self improvement quest all of my adult life. My motivation has waxed and waned over the years. I have tried more diets and fitness plans than I can count. I have had successes and I have backslid sometimes. Recently I noticed that things have gotten very stale for me, something that can put me on the fast track to relapse. Earlier this month I decided I really needed to change things up again and get a 1000 watt recharge from somewhere. I honestly can't remember how I stumbled across the Spark People Site but I am very glad that I did!

Being fairly new to this Spark People community (just into my second week) I am still in the honeymoon phase, excited by all of the prospects and possibilities for change and for improving my life.

Something that I think that I've known all along but had drifted away from for a while is that being my best self takes a lot of effort! It's back in my consciousness in full force again! This site has been a wonderful reminder for me of the many, many, many, things that I can do to improve the quality of my health and physical, emotional and mental well being.

I am cognizant of the need to track my food and fitness. To monitor sleep and hydration, to make time for fun and relaxation to take care with my posture and to keep my outlook positive.

Thanks Spark Community for all that you have already done to reignite me as I continue on my way.

  


Busy day ahead

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I have a long and busy day ahead. Some pretty challenging projects at work this week. I can't believe that it's me saying this, but I am really looking forward to getting to the gym after work today. Working out is a great stress reliever!

  


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