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The New Normal

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Things have been going mostly well lately. I'm getting my eating under control, and not feeling deprived. I could definitely stand a few more workouts in my life, but I think I am doing alright for someone with a full-time job, a baby that doesn't ever sleep through the night, and an awful sinus infection. Still pushing through!

I get a little nervous writing this though, as every time I seem to become cognisant that I've gotten myself back on track, and I'm feeling good about things - I seem to sabotage myself. Maybe it's permission thing - like "you've done so well, you're entitled to those (*ahem*) Girl Scout cookies" or "you're still a little sore from yesterday's workout, let's catch up on those episodes of Homeland burning up your DVR instead of exercising." Maybe I still don't feel like taking care of myself is "me." Whatever it is, it's got to stop.

I SO look forward to this healthier lifestyle becoming habit. When ice cream doesn't sound as appealing because I've realized dairy doesn't make me feel my best (and because the frozen grapes in the freezer are much more yummy!). When working out becomes a real and permanent part of my to do list.

If I could just make it a month without any major backslides, if I can continue to be fearless, and make good choices a priority, I know I can solidify these habits. And then it won't be as hard, it will just become the new normal. I know what I want, I have the road map, now I just gotta get there. :)
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MAGNOLIA416 1/30/2013 9:13PM

    Frozen grapes!? Great idea!

I admire your self-awareness! And being so busy makes self-discipline a real challenge. So sounds like your plan is in good balance!

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GRANDMABABA 1/29/2013 3:31PM

    I know about that sabotage thing. I wish you great uccessful as you move forward!

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CC3833 1/29/2013 2:24PM

    Gosh do I know how you feel. Things are looking up and then you give in. But you can't give in. What you can do is schedule yourself an hour or so of time once a week to do whatever it is that you want. You are doing everything else for you as well, but this will be to do whatever. Keep pushing and tackle it one thing at a time. Good luck!

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BEANIES_MOM 1/29/2013 10:23AM

    LOL I do the same thing! Blogging everyday even if it is just a recap of my daily goals seems to help. BTW I love homeland but haven't seen this season.

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CAGMUAHFO2 1/29/2013 10:18AM

    It takes time to live and eat healthier. Just keep making healthy decisions and before you know it you will be making them all the time and not even have to think about it. emoticon emoticon

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SAMMI4444 1/29/2013 9:57AM

    At least you know your patterns. Try making a new goal to not repeat those patterns and you'll get there! Keep it up!

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