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Another learning curve.

Monday, July 21, 2014

I had to slow down the running, as my calves tightened up so bad. So according to the reading I was doing, it said to stretch them out several times a day and rest them. My husband had his four days which blew my routine and good eating habits. I allowed stress eating to enter into may day which starts a vicious cycle but I break that today. My girlfriend had asked me to come to Texas in September but I kept putting off making a decision. After some soul searching I know it because of my weight I would not commit. I have now committed to going to see her and it will be fun. I have also recommitted to my healthy choices and set a weight loss goal for the day I leave. I have decided to allow another week before I start running but I committed to walking 6 out of 7 days and strength training every other day. Learning to retrain the brain is always hard, as it likes the easy track. Too bad brain, it is good for you to do the hard!

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QUEENIEBELLE 7/21/2014 7:00PM

    emoticon emoticon I have felt the same way about having friends see me. Just going anyway is the way to live life. Do the best you can before you go and continue on- that's all we can do. Make sure you're getting your water and also potassium to help stave off those cramps. Good going on the walking and running! emoticon

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FANCYSTITCH 7/21/2014 2:36PM

    Proud of you. Go, have fun and enjoy life!

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DREAMSEEKER9 7/21/2014 1:42PM

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ELRIDDICK 7/21/2014 12:22PM

  Thanks for sharing

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Day 3 of C25K

Sunday, July 06, 2014

My legs are asking me what I am thinking!! My answer is making you strong and fit, the soreness will disappear. Feeling strong is a sensation that you deserve. After walking faithfully the last few months I have decided to try the c25k program to up my cardio. Exercise is so much easier for me compared to cleaning up my diet. This week I will not only continue with the exercise but I will set goals regarding the tracking of my food. There is a book I want on Amazon and that will be my reward at the end of this week for tracking every day and staying with my exercise plan!

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XRSIZE16 7/9/2014 11:48AM

    Good for you for setting goals! Doing a 5K is a great plan for the summer. Have you picked one out yet?

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C67241 7/6/2014 10:51AM

    I love your spirit, keep it up...and yes you are getting stronger by the day, and you deserve a good book emoticon

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Sunday Morning Ritual.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Since the beginning of May I been walking 5 to 6 days of week, and sometimes it would be a real challenge to do it. I kept telling myself just do it and you will find yourself wanting to do it. My usual Sunday Morning ritual was sitting around, drinking coffee, and being lazy. Well it finally happened. I am a little surprised but I found I did not want to do that. I had a cup of coffee, got dressed and headed out the door. I find myself looking forward to starting my day with a morning walk. This has started to be a morning ritual and I am loving it!! emoticon

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BEACHLASS 6/22/2014 11:36PM

    Awesome Susan! Walking is a great way to start the day! Those endorphins keep going for hours and I don't know about you, but I have so much energy throughout my day. Good for you !

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CLASSYLADYMAY 6/22/2014 4:12PM

    Awesome !! It's a habit with me but u have a dog and he keeps me walking. ! So keep going it feels so good to walk !!

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    Way to go, enjoyable and good for you!

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Up and Downs

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Out of sorts the last couple of days, not sure why. Hubby returned to work and for some reason I can not find the motivation to record my food. On the up side, continuing with moving for 30 minutes a day and drinking my water. Time to rewire the brain about the tracking. The goal is to make tracking something I do everyday, good bad or mediocre. I even ran for a block and half tonight. Omg my body was in shock thank to the sudden downpour. But what a wakeup call!!

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NHES220 6/19/2014 12:27PM

    Good for you for getting out and moving!

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SIOL55 6/18/2014 10:15PM

  Stick with it! You will see results in the near future from the hard work you do today. You can do this! Do it for you!.

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Breaking the cycle!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Easy to say, difficult to do. I had my 55 birthday yesterday which has led to some musing about the cycle I seem to go through. Great at starting, great at not finishing. Where is the finish line? When am I done?

The one truth in all of this is there is no finish line or being done. A healthy lifestyle is a choice you make everyday. Rewiring the brain to make the healthy choice is a difficult challenge. I like easy. I really really like easy but easy will not get me where I want to be going. Yesterday is done, as is all the things I have not finished. What I did not finish yesterday does not matter, what matters is what I choose to finish today!

What will you choose to finish today that breaks your cycles in an unhealthy lifestyle.

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GLORY63 6/11/2014 7:33PM


I got to the same place on my 50th birthday last September. I saw myself heading on the same path my mother and grandmother were going and I didn't want to go on that path.

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