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Time for Changes

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Springtime brings feelings of renewal and change and I feel like I need to do that with my weight loss efforts as well. I have been having a struggle with my health and have had to overcome some serious obstacles along the way. But, I am working with a doctor that is helping me fix these problems and I am starting to feel pretty good.

Now that I am feeling some relief I am able to focus on my fitness goals. What I have done is overhaul my workouts. I have been stuck in a rut. I have been doing the same workouts for the last 2 months and I have seen and felt no results. So, I have compiled all of my workout DVD's and I have arranged them where I have my workouts planned out a month in advance and I do a different DVD every day. I have also put the workouts down on my monthly calendar as an appointment so I have no excuse not to do them. So far I have done this for a week and it seems to be working! I am not bored and I am feeling changes happening in my body! I feel slimmer, taller, and stronger. No change on the scale yet but I can definitely feel the difference! I think I found what is going to work!

As for my nutrition, I have gone out and bought all the healthy foods I need to have a cleaner lifestyle. I have made smart substitutions that are healthier alternatives. For me, food is very important because I love it so much, so I have to find ways of having my favorite foods that are a bit healthier. So far so good on this too. I have substituted ground beef for ground turkey, low fat milk to almond milk as examples. I am also eating more greens and eating greek yogurt and hummus to name a few. I think that making these small changes are going to make a tremendous difference in my weight loss efforts.

As for support, I have my mom who I live with and we help each other be healthier. I have my friends here on Sparkpeople as well as on Facebook who I constantly turn to in times of need.

There are some things that I also would like to work on. One is to get more general daily activity going. Like wear my pedometer and get 10,000 steps a day. The other thing would be to get a Fit Club going of some kind. Where we meet and do workouts or walks together. These things are next on my list.

I am hoping these changes put the spark back in me to keep going and reach my goals!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ARKANANGEL 4/16/2012 11:37PM

    emoticon Your ideas are good ones! You are so disciplined and determined and a real inspiration! Great suggestions to beat the boredom and stay interested. Best of luck to you staying focused on yourself and your goals! emoticon emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 4/12/2012 3:18PM


Those all sound like wonderful and, maybe more important, sustainable changes.


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