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Day 17

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I didn't make new year resoluations really this year, but decided to make some changes in my life, and to make those changes slowly. When I jump in feet first, I tend to get overwhelmed and then quit. So, after 16 days of being good about food, drinking water, and getting sleep, I also made it to the gym. Kind of a huge thing for me!

With some back issues that I've had for years, all I am doing at this point is walking on the treadmill, but I know I can do more, I just have to do it slowly. Again, if I do too much at the start, I end up with hurting myself and then I quit. (Are you seeing a theme?) Although I wanted to do more last night, I quit at 30 minutes so that I didn't over-do it.

I saw a quote on this site about how everyone at the gym had a "first day" once. It was said much better than that, but last night, I kept telling myself that exact thing. Just because the equipment intimidates me and the people all seem to know so much more than I do, it doesn't mean I won't get there as well in the future. However, the scale still scares me. This is full disclosure, so don't judge....but the gym I use has a digital scale near the strength training part of the facility. I'm freaked out by it. I keep trying to see someone else use it so I know what to do, but that hasn't happened, and yesterday I had a vision of it being a new addition to the gym and that it would "read" outloud the weight! I'm sure that's not true, but it's going to take a little bit before I will be able to try out that scale!

However, I tried a new soup for lunch yesterday, had snacks through the day to keep my metabolism up and everything. Overall, a very good day!

Now I'm focusing on the rest of today. This weekend I am travelling, and am worried about going back to my old habits, but I'm not going to worry about that today. Sound like a plan? I hope so! Happy Wednesday everyone!
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UWPALUM 1/17/2013 11:30AM

    Thanks so much! I appreciate the support...:)

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NEWRUNNER2 1/16/2013 9:40AM

    I loved your post! You sound like you've got a great plan for success.

Maybe put some thought into having a plan for your weekend's travels. Not "worry" about the travels, just a basic "plan". Can you still drink plenty of water? Is there a place where you're going that you can still walk? What about planning to fill your plate with lots of fruits and vegetables?

Even if your weekend doesn't go according to plan, we'll be here for you on Monday!

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