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Less than Perfect? Who me?

Saturday, March 02, 2013

The bandwagon took off without me yesterday. I fell deep into the doldrums, and I couldn't rouse myself to care about anything other than just getting by. I didn't go overboard with eating. Maintaining an eating plan is not my weakness. It's exercising. I have a goal to exercise every day for at least 30 minutes. I logged 20 minutes yesterday that I counted from two 10 minutes blips. I wasn't too busy. I just mentally wasn't there.

Funnily enough, I know that if I was feeling down, exercising would have been the best medicine for me. Instead I wasted my mental energy on excuses and the blahs.

Today, I'm going to do better. I'm going to do 45 minutes of exercise to get back on track. I'm also going to dedicate some energy towards things that make me happy. As a new mom, that can be something as simple as getting in a shower or reading a book. Those little things won't fix the big things that are bothering me, but they could only help.

Here's to looking forward...

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    Some days are only survived. Other days you are ready to take on the world. That is reality. Nothing negative about it. Do more when you can and enjoy your life.
    1664 days ago
    Welcome to SparkPeople! I just saw you on 100+ pounds in 1 year and I think it's really inspirational for you to be tackling this as a new mom! I have so much faith in you--you can do it!

    Remember that weight loss is really like 80% about your food. Exercise can make it a lot easier to stick with it, but the 10 minute period of exercise totally count. Don't assume you're short-changing yourself! Do what you can and keep your calories in range and you'll be down 100 pounds in no time!

    1664 days ago
    When I first had my babies, I learned that nothing works right if I don't learn how to forgive myself for all the things I wanted to do and didn't get to. Mentally I always needed a bigger boost than other people around me, so I did what I could and heartily acknowledged that I needed to be careful with my feelings towards myself. So forgiveness is a biggy for me and so helpful to keep a positive attitude :)
    1665 days ago
    Being a mom takes a lot out of you, and I agree that working out and giving time for yourself helps fight off the blahs. When I worked out regularly I felt great, and the kids seemed happier because I was happier. I have fallen off that routine, and I need to get back on. I'm not as happy as I used to be, and neither is anyone else. You've heard the saying, if mama ain't happy, nobody's happy.

    Here's to making time for ourselves and getting back to happy! emoticon
    1665 days ago
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