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Struggling, trying to figure it out

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I am still a huge (no pun intended) mess when it comes to figuring this all out. I am struggling with making exercise a priority everyday and not just certain days. M-TH is not a problem. Its the weekend that I always find an excuse to not go. I was thinking of going back in the am each day but the thought of waking up at 4:30 am is not appealing to me. Plus, I take my blood pressure meds in the morning with breakfast and although its been good, I am not sure if exercising before taking it would be a good thing....I need to get my butt in gear, I would like to start loosing and definitely need to lose before my dr visit in august.....I am going to start tracking my food along with the exercising. I think doing both will be beneficial.....
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  • CHERIJ16
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    1358 days ago
    emoticon Do what you can do. Every little bit helps--even if it is five minutes on the weekend, if you want to work out on the weekend. You are on a journey to a healthier lifestyle, do what works for you and you will stick to it. emoticon
    1360 days ago
    You can do it Jenn! The 5 am class is the best of them all and the funniest....well at least it was when I was going .
    Yes I find tracking nutrition,exercise and journaling does help.

    1360 days ago
    I know scheduling exercise time always has low priority.
    I found that I had to put my fitness and health above everything else.
    I put me first and made sure that my exercise time got in before anything else got scheduled. I started out with 15 minutes a day. Didn't belong to a gym. Make sure I did something fun, good energizing music and the time went fast.
    Later I joined a gym. Always had my bag packed, left a message on the machine that I was busy and did my thing.
    Consisting is the key to making good habits and getting things done.
    The same for tracking. Try to find the same 10 minutes in the morning to do that.
    If you plan your meals ahead and track, less chance you will forget what you ate, or eat the wrong foods.
    It's a lot to do, but once you get in the habit, it becomes just that a habit.
    My morning routine is always the same, just like brushing my teeth.
    Exercise, track, go to work. Then later with more time do some Sparking.
    I wish you the best.
    Be strong, stay positive.
    Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1361 days ago
    I agree, both will help. I am not a morning person and waking up early to work out wouldn't work well for me either. I also take BP meds and one of them has a diuretic in it. The first few hours after taking it I go to the restroom a lot. I do much better exercising in the evenings. I hope this month is good for you!
    1361 days ago
    I really need to lose weight before my next doctor's appointment too. At least 10 pounds!! We can do this!
    1361 days ago
    Sounds like a emoticon plan. I have just recently started tracking my food again. I bought a fitbit and it has helped a lot with giving me the motivation to keep moving. emoticon
    1361 days ago
    Great choice!! You can do this. Go in nice and pressure take 10 minutes a day for your workouts thats how I started and then I grew to enjoy it and from thereon the decrease in calories was easy. Each day I challenged myself(and still do) as to what I could put together for my meals ( especially lunch) that was the least calories but filled me.
    Usually the proteins win out because they keep your hungry level down.
    1361 days ago
    Is there something you can do at home instead of the gym on the weekend? Exercise DVDs? Walking, running, biking?
    Be firm with yourself but remember to be kind.
    A weekend exercise solution will come to you, it will.
    Be happy and healthy!
    1361 days ago
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