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My plan to get back on track - Starting now

Sunday, March 24, 2013

I have been skating for too long. I need to get back on track, and do so NOW. I have evaluated what it will take to get me back on track.

1. I need to reduce/deal with the stress. At this point in time, this will be very difficult but I am going to look for ways to deal with the stress.
a. Take 20 deep breaths, 2 times a day.
b. Stretch all over muscles after a warm up every day.
c. 1-10 minute exercise routine a day. Beginning with a bike ride or a Spark Video, or a few minutes of Zumba DVD (that my good friend Nancy gave me)
d. Make a daily schedule at the beginning of everyday, but be flexible as to not derail my day if something has to change.

2. Stop the racing around running errands and grabbing fast food.

3. Begin each day with drinking 8 ounces of water before ANYTHING else in the morning.

4. Drink 1 less cup of coffee a day.

5. Stop drinking diet Coke, it leads to bad eating and it is not good for me anyway.

6. Make better food choices, I know what those are and I need to stick with the foods that will make me feel better. I have to stop telling myself that "I will start tomorrow".

7. Re-evaluate these steps and adjust them as necessary on April 7th, 2013.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
-ICANDOIT- 3/25/2013 2:18PM

    Looks like a great palm. I know you can do it!

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ROBYNROSE26 3/25/2013 11:09AM

    Great plan, you can do it Lorie!!

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FIERCEONE4PEACE 3/24/2013 10:44PM

    I am so incredibly proud of you. I love you.

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POSITIVE-FORCE 3/24/2013 4:31PM

    Love your plan! I think your going to have great success!

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FIREFLY4407 3/24/2013 4:17PM

    I like that you designated a two week timeframe to re-evaluate - I'm finding that setting more short range goals helps to stay on track.

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LOVESLIFE48 3/24/2013 3:21PM

    emoticon plan!! I know you can do ths!! emoticon

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SGTSUNNY 3/24/2013 1:08PM

    emoticon Great plan! I am looking for ideas and you supplied some that will work for me too!

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PURPLE_ROSE_BUD 3/24/2013 11:58AM

    Excellent plan! emoticon emoticon

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UNICORN212 3/24/2013 11:52AM

    The exercise and the stretching and the deep breathing will all help with the stress. When you can, throw in another 10 minutes of exercise. It would also help if you can determine which stressors you have any control over (can you change the situation?) and which you do not. you need to stop stressing over the ones you have no control over. If you can't change the situation, your worry is only damaging yourself.

You can do it!

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PRETTYPITHY 3/24/2013 11:22AM

    Wonderful goals! Time to kick some butt! emoticon

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CILLALILLY 3/24/2013 11:13AM

    Go girl go! :) ..although eating a little something in the morning gets your metabolism going, so they say. Whatever work for you though. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IYA_EKUNDAYO 3/24/2013 11:09AM

    It sounds like your off to a great start with a fantastic idea to get there - a plan.
I need to do this. No, I am going to do this today!
Thank you for this Spark of motivation I oh so desperately needed.

Have a great day today

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