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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

I discovered and joined this site several days ago, but I am just now getting around to posting anything. I just finished working a run of 4 twelve hour night shifts in a row and I am feeling sluggish and tired. I have not felt like doing any form of exercise. Prior to working this past weekend, I was succeeding in walking almost every day for the past 2 weeks. I have managed to even lose a couple of pounds. My struggle is trying to get motivated to workout and to eat healthy at night when I am off work and my children have ball practice. It is easier just to go grab a quick bite to eat. Hopefully, I will get past feeling sluggish and go walking this evening. I know a walk will make me feel better.
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GREATGRANNY55 4/6/2012 6:28AM

    Hope your journey has been successful so far! emoticon

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 4/5/2012 11:46PM

    I wish you lots of success!!!

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RAINA413 4/4/2012 12:09AM

    Welcome to Spark People!! I am so glad you are here!

This is a great place to begin your weight loss journey. There are so many amazing resources to benefit from. From the fitness and nutrition trackers, to the teams and groups where you can get endless amounts of support, motivation, and advice to the articles which will make you fitness and health smart!

My best advice for you since you are new would be to set a goal for each day. It really helps give you focus and a sense of accomplishment. Also, I have to say I never used to be much for exercising, but it really is key! Use both your nutrition tracker and fitness tracker properly and accurately and you are guaranteed results!!

I started off slow. Best advice I can give you is to buy a decent pedometer. If you can reach 10,000 steps a day then you are considered to have a very active lifestyle. That is one big step towards a healthier you and it is an attainable fitness goal you can reach every day! From there walk on the treadmill or in your neighborhood. This is how I started off. Just walking. Slowly I began to go a bit faster then a bit faster. Before I knew it I was walking one minute jogging the next. This "break" between jogs soon became shorter and shorter the more often I trained. Now I am running 8 miles a day! Just take it slow. Baby steps. Focus on one goal at a time and before you know it you will be well on your way!!

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LOPEYP 4/3/2012 7:34PM

    I find it helpful to pre-bag some healthy snacks and keep them on hand for those times when I get home and am starving or when I have to run out before I get a chance to eat.
You are doing well with your exercise so I'm sure that you'll make it work tonight!
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