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This is my lifestyle now... (but, I am finding it hard to give up EVERYTHING)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I'm actually finding all of this quite easy now. I have a routine, a schedule. I wake up and the lemon water is what I crave. It's what I reach for and it starts my day off.

My days at work are still my easiest... the routine there are just so matter of fact and really on point with the timing, so I'm eating every few hours with snacks and proteins and all of it... even getting up quite frequently for water breaks, so I'm getting my activity in as well.

When I get home from work, I get in my exercise, which usually is minimum of 30 min, but is usually an hour. I have been doing the Leslie Sansone walking tapes, which I frequently switch up, sometimes using ones where she highlights the hand weights, or the stretch bands or even the boosted walks. I've even started grabbing my "bean" (if you remember those from the infomercials from a few years back) and doing some ab/core workouts as well. Then I heat up or cook up some dinner and watch a bit of television or work on my book or blog, then its off to bed (OR, I'm running my teenage son around who has quite the busy life himself as he's in a few theatre productions which are just ramping up into performance weekend modes)...

My weekends are a bit more sporadic, but I've been trying to get even them into some sort of a routine where I try to get the grocery shopping done very early, the exercises done by 5 pm'ish, so that I can maybe cook something nice for dinner and even do a bit of prep work for some meals for the week (hugely helpful for my lunches and snacks for work week). Then I like I get a bit of tv or movie watching in, as I am a bit of an addict in that department.

Ya know, they say that one thing overweight people have in common is a HUGE amount of tv watching... many hours. Well, it's sadly true for me as well... and it's one of the things that I'm finding it hard to give up... I even find that when I'm online, I open up a window with netflix or hulu just so I can try to multi-task and still get it in... or if I'm REALLY backed up on my tivo, sometimes I even say goodbye to Leslie for a bit and figure that since I've been watching her for MONTHS, I figure I have a fairly good handle on her moves by now, so I'll watch something and just MOVE MOVE MOVE while watching my shows and glance at the clock and then just stop moving when I feel I've gotten enough movement in... it's pretty pathetic, I think... Just when I used to dread the holidays, or the mid-season there-just-isn't-a-damn-thing-
to-watch weeks, now, I think, whew, I can exercise, cook, catch up, but OMG, then it'll start again and what'll I do???? lol My name is Marie and I am a TV Addict.
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    I used to e an addict as well. But since getting healthy TV has become a less significant part of my life. I work from home one week a month so I usually catch up on my must watch shows then. I have found though I much rather hang out and meet with friends or be outside in general. Of course being in Hawaii now 3 weeks a month helps with that lol. I don't think TV watching has to be given up though. As long as you can exercise while you watch I don't see any problem feeding your addiction lol.
    1853 days ago
    I am addicted as well! Comes from being alone a lot as a child and having nothing else I could do at the time. I try to limit myself now and I do walk in place and do strengthening exercises while I watch now. emoticon
    1854 days ago
    Can I join the club too? We got rid of our cable tv because of the hours and hours (I am also a news junkie, and 8 news channels? Just not enough hours in a day to keep up!)

    That being said, I also go to the gym and they do have TVs on many of their cardio machines (i.e. the bikes and the treadmills) as well as big TVs for others to watch (although you don't hear the sound like you do sitting/walking with your earphones on). So watching TV while you do your walking - not a bad thing. Watching TV while you lounge on the sofa and eat... maybe not so good. So I think you're doing fine even if you do turn off Leslie - you're still moving!

    1855 days ago
    emoticon I too have that problem...Some ways it works for me...I will Hoop while watching a show...trying to keep the hoop from falling during the entire program...43 minutes or so... Next, I am planning on aiming for a couple of hours...I have done one hour...had to stop because I was getting a little bored/tired. emoticon
    1855 days ago
    Just this past week, I started to add up the hours in front of the tv. This is an area I really want to change this year, but I too feel that kid crying out - give up everything?! Am reading more but do wonder if it is much different than tv watching.
    1855 days ago
    Well, we all have to have our addictions - mine are garage sales and you can spend way more money at garage sales and estate sales.

    I will say living way out in the country puts a damper on garages sale; so now I am watching more TV.
    1855 days ago
    Hi Marie. I'm Judy Lynn and I'm a tv addict too.
    1855 days ago
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