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3 Weeks In, and a BLC WUB

Thursday, January 24, 2013

So far this week, I've done really well with staying on track and feeling motivated.

I've managed to get about 200 minutes of exercise in so far this week, and am going to the gym for at least an hour tonight. But best of all, I've kept a 1500+ calorie deficit every day, which means I'm on track to hit my goals!

I'm feeling really proud of myself these days and also very motivated. As of today, I've been watching and tracking my food and making sure to exercise for 3 weeks. I've also gone without a cigarette for a week and a day, even while I was at places that are pretty serious triggers for me!

I know there will be periods of time my motivation will wane, which is why I want to record my feelings right now. I want to remember how proud I feel and how excited. I want to remember how conquerable this seems right now - albeit not without a lot of hard work. I want to remember how confident I feel that I am up to this challenge, and I want to remember that even if my future self begins to doubt (which I surely will, even if only momentarily), there is something in me that knows how capable and strong I am.

In a journey that will last the rest of my life, I know there will be good days and bad. Today, however, is most certainly a good day.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CLARKA6 1/27/2013 12:09AM

    YAY, sounds like a great week! And I love your idea about recording how awesome you feel at this moment so that you can look back on it when you're not feeling so motivated. Keep up the great work!

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CUPCAKEHARLOT 1/26/2013 10:37PM

    It sounds like you are doing some amazing things for yourself. Great job on quitting smoking. I am doing that, and it is tough. You are an inspiration! emoticon

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1FARMER 1/25/2013 11:02PM

    I am happy to see that you are trying to shake free from cigarettes. You are welcomed to use me if you need someone to help cheer you on. I quit 5/13/2010 after 40 years but I am proud to say I haven't gone back. Was it easy NO but it was the best decision I ever made ...except joining SparkPeople. I am making this journey to health one choice at a time.
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LUZDELSOL 1/24/2013 8:44PM

    That's great! keep up the good work, I am really bad at remembering to exercise regularly, and its inspiring to read through this blog! emoticon

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GLORIAMAJDI 1/24/2013 7:59PM

    You are doing great! Changing your lifestyle to be more healthy is such a huge step, and you are exercising AND not smoking! Wow, I admire your motivation!


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