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Day 7 Healthy Journey

Wednesday, May 08, 2013


Back on track, slowly but surely. I am really focusing on making the baby steps count. One of my big small changes is working on my self talk. When I feel like eating something or drinking something that has empty calories, I ask myself - what nutrition is that giving me. Also, I have almonds in my desk at work to eat at 3 pm when I feel my blood sugar start to drop. So far this is helping.
One of the things that I am really trying to work on is my relationship with myself. I will ask myself - how do I really feel about - say- exercising? My instant reaction is that I hate it. But then if I dig deeper, I know that isn't really true. I just would rather do something else, like read a book, or take a nap. Once I get my body moving, I actually love to exercise. I love how I feel when my body moves, I love how I feel when I am getting stronger. And I love how I feel when I start feeling the positive changes of my body getting stronger. And it is the same with eating healthy. My instant reaction of giving up chocolate is one of rebellion. And of course, I know I wouldn't have to give it up entirely, just eat a small amount. But I actually love how I feel after a few days of eating healthy. I have a lot more energy and it is actully fun to prepare new salads, soups, etc, that have all the beautiful vegetables and fruits in them.

So it is still about making those small shifts in attitude that helps me make it through the day.
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GETSALONG 5/27/2013 1:23PM

  awesome way to work through the instantaneous habitual, irrational reactions we sometimes have & build new reactions :)

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1BEACHWALKER 5/9/2013 4:41PM

    Good for you! Good to have you back! Thanks for stopping by my blogs and the nice comments! It wasn't until the bike that I really started to enjoy exercise more! Finding something you love to do, and sometimes it is through trial and error finding the perfect fit, but once you do you will be glad you did! Just like eating healthy...why do we always want the junk food, when we always feel yucky after eating it?! It happens! But, keep going and never give up! Stick with Sparking too, it keeps me going checking in everyday and seeing how my friends are doing. When they aren't there they are missed, just like you were! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 5/9/2013 9:10AM

    I agree, small changes are the way to go. And nothing is more important than self-love. I think once we really start loving ourselves, healthy changes come easier.

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INTHEGAP 5/8/2013 7:49PM

    emoticon I love your attitude, Joann. :)

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