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Tiny Steps Become Leaps


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Yesterday I was off work, lounging around, trying to talk myself into a pizza for dinner. I didn't do so hot at lunch, but I didn't REALLY want to keep on with the derailment. I know that if I let myself argue long enough, I will give in to pizza.

Instead, I told myself, lets just get something like hummus as a snacky thing, and I can eat as much as I want until I'm full instead of trying to stay in range. Sounded like a good compromise. Then I thought, it is SO nice out, how about I walk across the Big Dam Bridge http://www.bigdambridge.com/ since it's like a mile from the grocery store? It will be a leisurely 1.5 mile stroll. No pressure. Afterwards I'll grab my snack.

So I go to the bridge, and as I'm walking up a family is walking up...so I really push it so they aren't 2 feet behind me the entire time. I get kinda weirded out about stuff like that.

Long story short, I end up walking across the bridge, then running about a mile into the park and back, then back across the bridge. Total time 55 minutes, distance 3.4 miles. And I felt SO GOOD afterwards. Just getting out there is all I need to really make a great workout, I don't even need the motivation to do big things, I just have to talk myself into little things.

I went to the store and got the snack pack of hummus with the pretzels (by then I felt a little more inclined to portion control), as well as a protein shake chocolate milk (I was already feeling sore, and I was 20 g short of the days protein). I drank the shake on the way home because I was STARVING. By the time I got home, I was pretty full so I set the hummus snack pack aside. I'll eat it in an hour or two when I'm hungry again, I thought.

Well, I never did get hungry haha. I had that sucker for breakfast and it was delicious. All this is to say, it's ALL baby steps. All of it. If you make one bad decision, it can easily snowball into a mess. But, if you can just make one GOOD decision, it works the same way. It all adds up.

Baby steps.

www.bigdambridge.com/
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PATTYR81 6/6/2013 10:24AM

    GREAT BLOG!!

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JANEMARIE77 5/24/2013 8:47AM

    great job that the way to do it this moment woohoo

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2HAMSDIET 5/23/2013 9:26PM

    emoticon You fought the pizza monster and won. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MPETERSON2311 5/23/2013 8:46PM

    great job! thanks for the inspiration

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_BABE_ 5/23/2013 4:09PM

    Stop your bad self! emoticon

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KIRSTENLYNN62 5/23/2013 1:36PM

    What a great turnaround, from pizza to great walk/run! You rock! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOLATURTLE 5/23/2013 12:58PM

    Yay, that's awesome! I love when I have a run of positive/successful moments like that. Good for you! Keep it going!

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FITBIZZZ 5/23/2013 12:55PM

    Right on.

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GLITTERFAIRY77 5/23/2013 12:45PM

  HA! I love it!!! I thought I was "starving" last night, too, but I fell asleep, and wasn't even all that hungry when I woke up! Great blog.

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