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It doesn't have to be either or...it can be both.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

I used to have goals like 45 min/day exercise or more, log all my food. I did those goals then life got in the way. When I had those goals I wasn't working or working much at all. Now my days start at 6:30 am and I don't get home until 9 pm. Then of course, there are things that have to be done before I sleep. I could feel myself letting myself down.

So the wonderful STOP team I am on came up with a more general challenge for the summer..state your goals, and chat about how you are doing...at least that is my understanding of this challenge.

The first month I still stayed with my older goals...I wasn't perfect, but not as good as I wanted. Again that feeling that I was failing. So after some thinking, I have done a lot of changing. First of all the scale is under the bed out of sight. I can't always get in 45 min of exercise at one time..sorry there is no way I am waking up before 5 am to work out..that would only give me about 4 hrs sleep. But I do get in that amount working. My client's places usually have elevators but I haven't used it unless I am with my client. I use the stairs..for everything else. I take a few minutes and get a set of lunges or squats..or wall pushups. So I am exercising.

Okay the most important thing is I am working towards being healthy while living. I feel less pressure this way. I have not weighed in since the beginning of June. At that time I bought a pair of capris. Now after just one month they are getting way to big..isn't that great. I can do this..and I can live doing this..it doesn't have to be an either or thing for me..it can be both.
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  • v DEBBICZ
    I love this Carol! I think changing exercise to fit what you are doing is a great way to still get it in. I have learned a little from you in that area. I think I will stop getting down on myself for not getting in the length and just put it in all day when I can. Great job!
    1113 days ago
  • v LISA01605
    Working fitness into your day is a great idea! Taking the stairs and walking more in general adds up. You are doing great!
    1114 days ago
  • v CMEEHERNANDEZ
    You're doing great, Carol! No where does it say you have to do 45 min of exercise at one time. Getting a few minutes here and there climbing stairs or doing squats is a great way of getting it in without it taking over your life.

    And way to go on those pants getting big already!
    1114 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/7/2013 10:12:15 PM
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