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Saturday, July 13, 2013

This past week was all about consistency for me. I was focused on drinking enough water, avoiding soda, and getting at least ten minutes of exercise in per day. I did really well!

After a few false starts I finished strong with drinking water as my main beverage. A couple of days I surprised myself by drinking ten glasses instead of eight. I wasn't aiming to drink more than eight, I just reached for water instead of other beverages and found myself easily meeting that goal. Soda continues to beckon, but I resisted the temptation to buy some both the night I attended a concert in the park and when I went grocery shopping. Two wins!

Exercise has been fun. I have been swimming, one of the only workouts that doesn't feel like work to me. I'm hoping to find another activity that I can do indoors, or a relatively inexpensive indoor pool, for the winter. Minnesota is not very conducive to outdoor activities once the temperatures drop. I think this week, in addition to swimming, I will try out some of the SparkPeople videos. It's time to conquer that laziness, stubbornness, or lack of confidence and get moving. I feel a little silly when I try to run--it's not pretty and I end up stopping every time I see a car coming because I'm embarrassed by my lack of ability, but I will never improve that way. I should be thankful that I am able to run, whatever it looks like, and focus on improving, getting stronger, increasing endurance. I am not "that person" that exercises...but I can become her and it will amaze me when I am no longer the person with the least athletic ability or the last one chosen for a team. I'm looking forward to that!

Here's to a week of trying a few new things...time to get moving!
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  • SKC123
    Thank you for the encouragement! Swimming today had an added bonus: my nieces and nephews were present. I spent a lot longer in the pool than I typically would and it was a lot more fun.
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    I like the idea of trying new things, doing the stuff you're a little uncomfortable with, pushing out the boundaries as it were. I am not a runner either! Mine isn't points on style, tho I'd score pretty low, it's more with lung capacity, old knees and back. I'm a walker with little attempts at a jog. I love swimming and you sound like you are on you're way to a healthier lifestyle! Way to go!
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