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1 Step back, 2 Steps Forward

Friday, September 07, 2012

When I miss-step, do things as right as possible as much as I can.

Pick 2 positive steps I can take toward my goals when I take a step backward (or sideways!):

1. Do a 10 minute workout video.

2. Cook a healthy recipe.

3. Track my food.

4. Drink my water.

5. Take a walk.

6. Re-Read journal entries.

7. Listen to an inspirational song.

Remember to externalize failure and internalize success.

  
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NELLIEC 9/7/2012 4:15PM

    That sounds like a good idea.

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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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