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10 Things I've learned

Thursday, December 06, 2012

In no particular order . . .

1. I can walk a HM. If ever I'm injured & can walk but not run, I know I can do it.

2. It's not as much fun to walk -- you don't get your endorphins. But it's a lot more fun to walk it with a buddy!

3. Walking a HM can make you surprisingly sore. Maybe because I'd trained to run, not walk & you do use your muscles differently. Maybe because I was on my feet for longer than if I'd run it.

4. Rest is important. You won't get more toned, or thinner, or faster without's just as important as working out hard. Maybe more important.

5. You have to move more often. If you spend the day on the couch after a hard workout you probably won't see the results you want. Some movement evey hour, even just a few minutes, will benefit you more.

6. Eating is the most important part of the puzzle. You can't out exercise a bad diet but you can lose weight without exercising. But exercise will make it easier to maintain your weight loss.

7. I already own a coach Nichole DVD which I love & use often. This vacation I'm also using & loving the videos right on the site . . . many easy to do anywhere.

8. The more sugar you eat, the more you want. I personally think it's ok to have something sweet most days - even multiple times a day- but keep an eye on it & keep an eye on the ingredients, too.

9. If you fill up on healthy foods first, you have less room for the unhealthy ones.

10. It takes a LOT of work to maintain a healthy lifestyle, both mentally & physically. You've got to really want it. And you've got to sometimes put yourself first. Ultimately it isn't selfish, even if the people around you can't see that - at first.

What have you learned?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PCOH051610 12/13/2012 8:41AM

    Great points here! I always feel motivated by your blogs

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LJCANNON 12/7/2012 10:04PM

    emoticon Sweet Treats DO have A Spot in a Healthy Lifestyle. In Moderation! But it is also true that The More Sugar You Eat The More You WANT. Stupid Sugar!!!
emoticon Because of issues with my knees I cannot Run. But I CAN Walk pretty fast. In my Experience, I HAVE Gotten a "Walker's High". My Endorphins were Dancing!!! Maybe it is different for each Person?

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DDHEART 12/7/2012 4:34PM

    You're inside my head again! As I read this list I was mentally saying...check...with each bullet point. Thanks for putting it in writing!

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KARBIE18 12/6/2012 9:35PM

    So true...all of it. Especially that sugar thing. I never have given up sweets completely, but had to cut WAY back when I was having too many baked goods. Couldn't seem to stop myself for a few weeks. Bleh.

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JANETRIS 12/6/2012 5:40PM better words were spoken! You may have motivated me to tackle that half at some point....hmmm...we'll see!

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PRINCESSAMY 12/6/2012 2:39PM

    Great Blog... keep up the good work.

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NATPLUMMER 12/6/2012 1:30PM

    Lots of great things!!
Yes, it is definitely more fun to walk it with a buddy :-)

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/6/2012 1:14PM

    I can't get over how kind of you to go all that way and then walk it. This is a good reminder list. Hope Simba's doing okay.

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