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Vacation is over- but I have learned a few things.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Don't get me wrong, I do love my job but I also really look forward to breaks when I can recharge my batteries. I work my tail off during the week and weekends are just not enough to get a truly deep relaxation. I have made a few decisions and self discoveries during this past week.

First, making a daily account in my journal of things I am grateful for has already had an interesting result on my outlook. I usually journal in the evening and I have found that I contemplate what my previous journal entries were and what my next will be throughout my days.

Second, I am more motivated to blog since I have set a simple reward system (buying a magazine or yummy fruit drink when I grocery shop) but it isn't working for me to set up rewards for my exercise (currently it is coffee). I guess a coffee isn't motivating enough and when I think about it, my husband and I usually go get a coffee on the weekends so using that as incentive isn't enough since I don't have to work for it on the weekends. I have to come up with something better without spending a lot of money. I wold also like to change my goal from exercising twice a week to exercising for 40 minutes per week. I know myself well enough that I know I am going to push for two ten minute sessions and call it good.

I thoroughly enjoyed walking on the beach this past week and 45 minutes flew by. I need to be brave enough to just go out and walk- or bite the bullet and buy the bike I have my eye on and go ride, even if it is by myself.

Finally, I need to begin tracking my food again. I was doing really well before I fell off the wagon but I am loosing site of my portions and realistic eating and I really need to be able to control this area once again.

Regardless, my engines are burning and my wheels are gaining momentum. It has taken a while but I am getting back on track.
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