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New Normal

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I had a solid week. One solid week of exercising every day, controlling my eating...and then it snowed.

We got three feet of snow. Three. Feet. Where I live, that meant that snow plows couldn't make it through and we had to use back hoes. That also meant I couldn't leave my house for two days. I wished for snow shoes, but without them, my only exercise was shoveling snow. I watched too much bad TV and slept too much. And when life got somewhat back to normal, it took through the weekend to get control again.

But I was back to the gym on Monday. And I cooked Monday and Tuesday and have been eating leftovers since. I thought about it as "getting back to normal."

Except that it hasn't been my normal. At least, not for the past several months.

But I want it to be my normal. I want to default to working out most days and cooking and eating vegetables. I want to naturally stop eating when I'm full and watch very little TV and read just a little before I go to bed at night.

Right now, I am still habit (re)forming. But I have my eye on the new normal.
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  • v ANDREWMOM
    I have been back and forth on this for a while - I have to try again. You can - I can!
    1254 days ago
  • v DRAGONCHILDE
    You double posted your blog. :)

    It will get there. You love what you're doing now, so you should be able to reach for your normal. Have patience... there is no room for perfection in this journey!
    1255 days ago
  • v TIMOTHYNOHE
    It is so sad that people who cannot get up off the couch have no idea how moving feeds on itself. She(WMBO) does not understand why I can no longer sit and watch hours of TV with her any more. Nor why I look forward to my next run ... "13 miles? You do that for fun?"

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    1255 days ago
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