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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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ANDREWMOM 2/22/2013 8:36AM

    I have been back and forth on this for a while - I have to try again. You can - I can!

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DRAGONCHILDE 2/21/2013 3:09PM

    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!

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TIMOTHYNOHE 2/21/2013 10:12AM

    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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