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Dragging my motivation back


Thursday, April 09, 2009

That cruise was a great motivation (and a whole heck of a lot of fun too!) However, I came back and expected to eat warm chocolate melting cake every day after that!LOL emoticon Anyway, I was home for a week and then my family came. I have been out of control lately, but I think I am finally back. My goal this week is to find a goal that will help me get motivated again to eat well. My goal to run my first 5k after 15 years has kept me running and teaching has kept me at aerobics, but nothing has been there to keep me from eating...well, you get the picture. My husband reminded me that I do much better when I food journal. So I started again today. Anybody have any ideas for me? I know...another cruise emoticonLOL. Better be racking up more frequent flier miles if I'm going to be doing that anytime soon.
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RHYNIC 4/10/2009 1:51PM

    Since you can't reward yourself with a monthly cruise maybe a monthly massage will do the trick. hehehe Sign up for a race. I find signing up really helps me. If I want to run at my best I can't be eating cookies all day long. I also just wrote a blog on 100 days of running. I am pretty proud of myself, you might like to read it...feel free - you might find it motivating. I have been keeping track of my food intake for 19 days. I find challenging myself and seeing how many days in a row I can do things is really motivating. Not every can (or should for that matter) run every day...but you can start some kind of a streak. Good luck to you and welcome to the road runners. gail

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PETRELFIVE 4/9/2009 5:34AM

  Hi, its ok to celebrate once in a while. Follow the 80:20 rule . As long as you eat healthy 80% of the time, it balances out.

As for exercising, I'll go for the 30 minutes per day routine like brisk walking as it is sustainable . I should know because in my younger days I did 7 marathons in 3 years and suffered sports injury. Its a little bit like the turtle and the hare... the turtle wins over the longer run.

Cheers

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