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1200 Minutes

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A lot of things changed since I last posted a blog. I had to drop my classes but my son loves his school and is meeting a lot of new friends as well as reconnecting with friends from middle school. The job is awesome. OMG I love where I work!

What's 1200 Minutes?

I currently get in about 60 minutes of exercise a month (if that) since I did the Master Cleanse 3 months ago!!! I am regaining my weight--mostly in my stomach. I have no desire to exercise. I have so many excuses again. I do not have any type of routine. I'm stuck in the same rut I usually get in when I reach a size 10! There isn't any reason why I was unable to work out for the last 3 months. This is something I do when I think I am close to my goal.

It's time to break out of this and do something else for a change. I'm still in an overweight category and am wondering who do I think I am to stop exercising after my body got used to the blood and oxygen flowing within. After my body got used to exercising and doing something other than sitting around...who do I think I am to stop???

As a result, I will challenge myself to exercise for 1200 minutes for the next 30 days. 1200 minutes is 40 minutes 7 days a week or 60 minutes 5 days a week.

Why am I doing this now? Well, the entire time my son lived with his father, I exercised my stress away. I'm happy now and act as if I do not need to exercise because I look nice in my clothes. I must recondition my mind to understand that exercise is not a choice, it is mandatory if I want to live a healthy life in my future. Also, my son never saw the determination in me to exercise consistently. He need to see this because he has my and his fathers fat genes. He has to understand that just because he is thin does not mean he doesn't need exercise. Right now, he doesn't see me exercising and the only exercise he see my husband doing is playing basketball on Sundays. I need to get up and get active...AGAIN!

This goal is more than the obvious weight loss. If I can get back on track and exercise the same way I exercised November 27, 2009 at 181 pounds wearing a 1x top and size 16W pants, then I can mentally move on from holding myself back from achieving my ultimate goal of seeing how GOD meant for me to look and feel at 39 years old! My size 12 fit nice, but I actually reached a size 10 and those were baggy on me! My tummy is back too! The stomach area is where all the diseases begin.

I'm unable to sign on from work and I am not in school this semester so there shouldn't be any excuse for me to sign in and track my minutes. 1200 minutes starts tomorrow! Haha, just playing...it will begin today. Tomorrow isn't promised so why put off what I can do today?
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IONA72 9/24/2011 5:46PM

    Good to hear from you again. I hope exercise becomes a habit and something you enjoy. Kudos for considering your responsibility as a role model to your son. Good luck on the journey, keeps us up to date.
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KKSTEIGERWALD 9/24/2011 3:35PM

    It's wonderful that you're enjoying where you work now. And you're right about the exercise - it's mandatory for a healthy life. Way to go with the 1200 minutes - you CAN do this!
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TRANSFORM724 9/23/2011 9:46PM

    Thank you ladies :-)

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KARIRDH3 9/18/2011 7:18PM

    Great goal - YOU CAN DO IT! I'm so glad to hear so much is going well with you, with the new job, with your son... You deserve it! :)

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LYNMEINDERS 9/18/2011 12:55AM

    Go you....you so can do this....
just keep your mind focused....

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SPARKVAMPY2012 9/17/2011 6:36PM

    You are right exercise is not a choice, it is mandatory. I totally think like that. Plus since I am doing a Challenge, it keeps me accountable and I cant just quit. You can do it, I know you can and so do you! You got this!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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