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My Top Excuses To Not Work Out and Counter-excuses

Thursday, September 06, 2012

My most common excuses that get in the way of my workouts and a counter-excuse:

1. I don't want to - just do it.

2. I woke up too late - work out this evening or do a cardio video or two during the day.

3. My husband upset me - exercise decreases stress.

4. I don't feel good - I'll feel better.

5. I'm tired - exercise energizes me.

  
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MENNOLY 9/6/2012 6:53PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon So now just do it!

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LINOVER 9/6/2012 6:41PM

    Great list! I will have to remember these!

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NELLIEC 9/6/2012 4:17PM

    That sounds like a great plan! Phooey to the excuses!

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CHANGING-TURTLE 9/6/2012 2:00PM

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Snack Ideas

Thursday, September 06, 2012

1. 1 oz lowfat cheddar cheese + 1/2 cup grapes

2. 1 celery stalk, 1 T peanut butter + 20 raisins

3. 6 oz greek yogurt + 1/2 cup strawberries

4. 2 T hummus + 1/2 cup baby carrots

5. 1 cup popcorn + 20 oz sparkling water

6. 1 part-skim mozzarella stick + 1/4 cup marinara sauce

7. "Steph's High Fiber Brownie" + 1 cup skim milk

8. 1 "Granny's Mock Ice Cream Sandwich" + 1/2 cup frozen mango

9. 1 serving "Cream Cheese and Salsa Pinwheels" + 1/4 cup dried cranberries

10. 1/2 cup nonfat cottage cheese + 1/2 cup sliced peaches

11. 1 baked apple + 1 oz lowfat cheddar cheese

  
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BLUEKITTYJAN 9/7/2012 3:33AM

    Gonna try the brownies

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LINOVER 9/6/2012 9:23PM

    Great ideas!

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RONNIEHUEY 9/6/2012 12:08PM

    Thank you!Add frozen grapes.Yummy and low calorie

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DMEYER4 9/6/2012 11:38AM

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Improvements in My Life in 4 Months

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Ways in which I've noticed improvements in my life in the last 4 months since adopting healthier habits (in no particular order):

1. I have tons more energy.

2. I sleep well and sleep 8 hours per night.

3. I drink water (16 cups per day).

4. I have no back pain anymore.

5. I can walk 3.1 miles without stopping to rest.

6. I walked one 5K race in August and have another scheduled for this month.

7. I challenge myself everyday.

8. I'm participating in the 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge: in week 2.

9. I have healthier and glowing skin.

10. I'm more positive and optimistic.

11. I'm no longer obese and am 3 lbs away from a healthy BMI (body mass index).

12. I've lost 47 lbs so far in 4 months.

13. I'm much happier, less depressed and less bored.

14. I went from a sedentary lifestyle laying in bed watching movies all day and night to a more active lifestyle being up and about all day.

15. I do cardio 5 days per week.

16. I do strength training 7 days per week.

17. I do yoga 2 times per week.

18. I'm saving money.

19. I went down 7 dress sizes from a size 26W to a size 12.

20. I can cross my legs at the knee.

21. I have a space between my thighs.

22. I can fit into my shoes.

23. I've learned to eat healthy; lean protein, skim milk, whole grains, and 9 fruits and veggies a day.

24. I'm cooking healthy meals for my husband and I using SparkRecipes.

25. I've sparked my husband to eat healthier, watch his weight and exercise.

26. I have 5 SparkFriends I can count on for motivation and support.

27. I'm doing daily bible studies.

28. I'm closer to my husband and family.

29. I set and reach realistic goals along my journey.

30. I have an ACTIVE hobby (crochet).

31. I learn something new everyday on SparkPeople and other healthy internet sites.

32. I'm interested in politics and the State of the Union now.

33. I donate food and clothes to the poor.

34. I realize I'm blessed in all ways by God.

  
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MENNOLY 9/4/2012 7:16PM

    You are one of the most successful Sparkers I know! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NELLIEC 9/4/2012 4:20PM

    Sounds like you have made wonderful strides to health!

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"Think Yourself Fit" from a SparkArticle I Read

Thursday, August 30, 2012

1. Develop a mantra.

2. Visualize the positive.

  
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SKEETOR 9/3/2012 5:12PM

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NELLIEC 8/30/2012 3:39PM

    Yesterday, when I was having my car worked on, I was chatting with the lady at the counter. I noticed that on the wall among certificates about the mechanics training that she had a certificate from the Dale Carnegie course. I told her that my mom had taken that course many years ago and that she had taught me one of the phrases from it: Accentuate the positive and minimize the negative!

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Quick and Easy Meals

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The plate method: Balanced Eating:

Quick and easy meal ideas:

1. Tuna salad on whole wheat toast, baby carrots, grapes and skim milk.

2. Grilled chicken, brown rice, peas, mango and skim milk.

3. Steak, baked sweet potato, mushrooms, pineapple and skim milk.

4. Veggie omelet, whole wheat toast, strawberries and skim milk.

5. Nonfat greek yogurt, strawberries, and Fiber One cereal

  
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MCMINDY6 8/29/2012 1:40PM

  These meals sound really good. Thank you for sharing them. emoticon

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