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Day 884: Oh HEY There Old Friend :)

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

So......I just did the 30 Day Shred for the first time in who knows how long ;)

This past week or so (I'm on day 10!), I have been focusing on eating my meals at home (wrote about this last entry). I also have been spending an hour and a half when I first get up giving myself a Reiki treatment, doing my affirmations, and meditating. I wanted to add a short workout afterward to that..since the 30 Day Shred is under 30 minutes, I figured it'd be perfect :)

For awhile, I was not building off my morning routine and just trying to do it all. haha. I should know better! ;) But I'm really confident about adding the workout to my newly established morning routine. I'm only using 2 pound weights too so I don't feel like I am going to die afterward (which, in my experience...is what keeps me from exercising in the first place). It was the perfect level of difficulty. Enough to get me sweating, but not enough for me to sit there wondering in my head, "WHEN IS THIS GOING TO END!?" hahaha-I find when I am trying to build momentum with my workouts in the beginning..that is the one thing that is going to kill it in no time. Do you guys find the same on your plans? ;)

This week is that time of the month for me...but I did weigh myself finally (had to go over to my dad's because my scale is broke). I have gained 17 pounds (not 15)! haha..whooopsie daisy! BUT...it was actually pretty exciting for me because I didn't beat myself up at all and truly am only using it as a jumping off point. We'll see how much water weight drops off (usually I gain 2-4 pounds during time of the month).

Either way, I always preach that everything happens for a reason. The reason for this is because my Divine support system/God wants me to lose this weight again practicing what I teach you guys. By being kind to myself, doing affirmations, visualizing, and detached involvement (aka focusing on the habits, not the results) so I can manifest permanent weight loss and reestablish my healthy habits. The goal-getter in me is actually pretty excited to lose weight again..if you do it from a place of detachment where your best is good enough, it's a great goal that has very tangible results. :)

Hope you guys are having a great day!

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COLLIMA 8/12/2012 2:23PM

    Good to know that we are all in the same boat!...and no, it is NOT because 'misery loves company'!

It is good to realize now, that this is a lifetime process and not just a once-time let's-lose-it-and-live-happily-ever
-after!

Those of us who are thinking that way need wake up calls like this; those of us who have been through the wringer, so to speak, with weight loss and weight gain, can feel that we are certainly not alone in our challenges.

As always,

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Margie

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MELLYBEANS0919 8/8/2012 9:01PM

  Way to go Lauren. You are in such a good place and I am happy for you!

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CHANGINGSAM 8/8/2012 4:06PM

    Great blog!

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NELLBELLA26 8/8/2012 2:20PM

    Wonderful attitude. I couldn't agree more with being kind to yourself and having positive affirmations. These are definitely tools that help. Great blog. emoticon

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