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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

After spending the weekend in bed sick and on heavy antibiotics, i emerge anew with a great state of mind. The past couple of weeks I've been dealing with my struggle to get back on the bandwagon and start up this lifestyle change. With work and school destroying my energy, it's been tough. Reading blogs on here and making SP an active part of life has made me realize these are excuses. Everyone works, everyone has a hectic life, so its now time to leave the excuses to the side.
Now that I've opened my eyes to certain things like this, I've realized even more what changes need to occur in my life.

I woke up this morning, starving, and made a egg white,spinach and cheese omelet. I cleaned the house a bit and went off to class. It's very little what i did, but I cooked. I haven't given myself the time to cook something healthy like that in a while. That got me thinking and also realized i don't give myself any time. Many of us are very guilty of this, and you know what? ITS GOT TO STOP!! Women especially are known of depriving time for themselves by giving time and energy to their jobs, schoolwork, families, social circles, etc. The simple act of making a healthy meal made me realize that changing to a healthy lifestyle means time for myself. What better motivation that investing in yourself?

Many of us get attitudes from their jobs for calling in sick. But you know what? No one besides family/friends will tell you, "Hey you're burning yourself out, take care of yourself. Go rest and I'll bring you soup." Only in a perfect world LOL. Ladies and Gents, take care of yourself, like a famous saying says, Your body is a temple, treat it like one!

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    Good for you! It’s hard making a change, but it is so worth it. I’m on my third week and I’m amazed daily by how much energy I have and how “clean” I feel inside and out. Just little changes, like cooking at home, can make a HUGE difference, and it sounds like you’re on the right path.
    I’m a student with a full-time job, so I know how hairy things can get. This semester I worked hard to actually PLAN fitness into my routine. One of the things I read on SparkPeople that really helped me kick it into gear was to treat this change like a job. Even when you don’t feel like doing it, do it. It’s a responsibility to you. (I’m paraphrasing, of course.)
    You are on the right track, and you know what needs to be done, and that’s a big part of the battle already! Stay motivated and stick with us.
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