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Changes For The Better

Sunday, January 06, 2013

With the start of the new year I wanted to and did increase the amount of time I spent every day working out. Most day I had been working out to exercise videos only 30 minutes with a 30 minute walk thrown there every so often. Now I have changed that to working out with videos 30 minutes and either walking 30 minutes or if weather is bad riding my exercise bike for at least 30 minutes. Today I have planned to walk for an hour with my hubby. I got up super early today and did my 30 minute exercise video and rode the exercise bike for 30 minutes, before the sun came up so today I am really working out.

I find that a good work out like that puts me in to a better frame of mind. On mornings that I skip exercising I feel like some thing is missing. I tend to get the blues and need help getting out of this blue funk. Exercising is good for my body and soul. It perks me up and makes me feel like I can face any thing the world throws at me.

One of the bonuses of increasing my exercise on a regular bases is that Spark People has increased my calorie allotment for the day. I also am making changes for the better in my life. I am eating more fruit and vegetables. I am also going to look in to buying some protein power today, once the sun comes up, ha ha hee hee.

One other thing I have problem with is night time snack. If I say I can have a snack after 8:00, that opens the door to binge eating. I keep track of what I eat and if I see I have calories left over at the end of the day, I try to eat them as fast as I can. And that I say opens the door to a binge. So now what I am doing is, after dinner cleaning up the kitchen, putting away any leftovers and closing down the kitchen. No eating after dinner. And if I have calories left over well maybe that is a good thing, weight will come off easier. I never eat lest then 1200 calories.

These small changes will make me a healthier person and a good example to my Hubby and friends.

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    emoticon emoticon You've got this!
    1896 days ago

    So inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing. So many positive things going on. Be proud of your accomplishments and PLEASE keep sharing and inspiring the rest of us. Have a great evening.

    1900 days ago
    You are doing so good! you have a great plan! Increasing exercise is a good idea and if it starts your day out right for a better day then that is a bonus!

    I have been down with a sinus infection. I cannot lay around any longer, it is making me feel worse. I am going to the track today. No matter how bad my head hurts I am doing something today!

    Good idea to just not eat after dinner. I tend to start binging if I take a nap. I wake up and just want to eat up the whole house! I am not sure how to fix mine. Sometimes I just need a nap! I will just have to try and control myself some how!

    Great way to start 2013!! Keep up the AWESOME job!
    1901 days ago
    Great job increasing your excercise. It does make for a great day when you get your excercise in early, then every active thing you do after that is a bonus.
    1902 days ago
    Wonderful goal!
    1902 days ago
    You sure are doing a great job with the exercising, keep it up. I find it much better if I don't snack at night, it's to easy to fall into that habit on a daily bases. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

    1902 days ago
    emoticon Keep up the good work!
    1902 days ago
    Great work! Keep it up! emoticon
    1902 days ago
    You've made and continue to make (!) such wonderful changes! Funny and fantastic the way 'small changes' add up, isn't it? Truly I admire your morning exercise habit, too! You're doing GREAT!
    1902 days ago
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