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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 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 doesn't have to be an either or thing for can be both.
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    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!
    1715 days ago
  • LISA01605
    Working fitness into your day is a great idea! Taking the stairs and walking more in general adds up. You are doing great!
    1715 days ago
    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!
    1715 days ago

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