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Morning Routine and Wii update

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A few weeks ago, I blogged about my realization that I was making my own life harder by changing my routine every few days since part of my job. I wrote about some changes I was going to make so I could take back some control, and I have an update!

The GREAT news is that the changes are now in effect! I do get up at 5 am every day, and usually I even feel okay with doing that on the weekends. In order to make this a livable situation, I now go to bed between 8:30 and 9. That still looks freaky-early in writing, but at 8:15 I find myself yawning and stretching and looking forward to the pillows and blankets, so it's all good. I do my workout every morning before starting my coffee, and I've been SO much more consistent in my workout routine since starting this.

More good news: We went for it and bought the Wii system. We now play an hour every day (although my husband plays more than that, usually). I've also figured out that I can jog while playing tennis and boxing, which increases the cardio in both sports. I also jog whenever I can during baseball. The different sports offers good variety for getting started. I've also ordered another game for our second month of Wii ownership: Raving Rabbids. I hear it's fun. :)

There is bad news, though. Although my exercise has become much more consistent, I have been doing a LOT of emotional eating. I watch the scale bob up and down between 200-210. That's discouraging, and it means that I am going to have to go back to tracking food.

And, okay. I won't hide this stark naked truth. There are a lot of practices that are good for me and that I am very resistant to doing: practicing gratitude, practicing Be Here Now, and counting calories. I know the benefits. I do. I just *flail* with Do Not Want, and I know that's not helping anything.

But hey, good things are happening, and that's what counts, right? I'll be perfect later.
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