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Saturday, March 30, 2013

I don't want to be the proverbial boiled frog. I don't want to slowly get warmer until I am boiled.

But, today I got the letter from my doctor that reminded me of what I need to do to become healthy. The first best advice is to get a routine. I resist this. I could make one. Most days I am home alone. I need to figure this out. I need to make a schedule. I keep getting in my own way.

I am going to continue to work on this and get a good schedule for Monday. i want to get out of my own way.
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    I am learning that rewarding results does not work for me. Rewarding behaviour does. I have a bowl of marbles and am working on taking the marbles from one bowl to the other. One for every lap I swim. I want to get through that bowl. I want to every day move at least one marble. Back to basics... build a streak. Something doable and easy but something I SHOULD be doing every day. I agree with the comment below about saying I can't do something until.... I used to do a circut of activities... one thing for the house, one for work and one for me. That worked. A good reminder. I also love the fly lady who says in ten minutes you can do anything and it is a good way to approach overwhelming tasks. Just do ten minutes a day and eventually..

    The other aha I had was reading somewhere... may not be true but it did inspire me...
    10 minutes of exercise gets your blood circulating
    20 minutes helps with pain relief
    40 minutes releases endorphins

    It has been helping me to push a little harder, a little longer to FEEL GOOD.

    Nice your doctor cares and wants to remind you of what is important.

    Good luck with this. You are amazing and awesome and you can do this!
    1798 days ago
    That 30 days thing I find is really true about becoming a habit. If you can stick with it 30 days consecutively it starts feeling natural. emoticon
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    1815 days ago
    emoticon Yes, make friends with the structure and routine - but it's really okay if you put your own stamp on it!! Routine has a benefit - I get off track and I'm getting back on track - Again, but routine does a couple of things - one, it allows things to get easier over time and two, the benefits add on - look at stone worn down by wind - it doesn't happen all at ones but with routine breezes . . . . change DOES happen!
    1816 days ago
    Routine really works in our favor, when we are living healthily.
    1816 days ago
    Setting those goals and starting a streak are the keys for me! Good luck!
    1817 days ago
    One of the techniques I used to use was set "deadlines" for myself: I couldn't watch TV until I made the dreaded phone call. I couldn't eat lunch until I picked up 100 things and put them away. You know, silly rules like that. But they DID work and I DID develop a routine.

    Now I do the hardest things as soon as I get up: I almost always have my exercise totally done by 11:00 am. Then I don't have to feel guilty or even keep thinking about it the rest of the day. Good luck, you can do this!
    1817 days ago
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