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Six weeks in and I have to smarten up!

Monday, July 22, 2013

The past six weeks - what have I done right - what have I slacked on. I started this challenge with a broken ankle and a messed up knee. While I couldn't do my usual amount of exercise I am pleased that I have been consistent in getting regular workouts in and I have consistantly done upper body weights.

My food though has not been as good as I had hoped. Spending more time sitting icing various injuries has given too much time to succumb to mindless munching. This is something I need to fix.

I have spent the last six weeks working way too many hours, haven't put the time into me and haven't taken the time for my team like I should. We all wait anxiously for summer and then we spend the whole summer running around and not taking the time to enjoy the weather.

I have let the stress of my injury get to me which causes me not to eat healthy. However this is my wake-up call. I need to get back in the game,work around my injuries and be a better more active teammate.
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    Mindless snacking when injured isn't good but if I was injured, I'd probably give up on exercise as well so you are doing better than most people do. And, considering the fact that you're injured, you do a lot of things anyways besides exercise like taking care of your sick husband, working a full-time, demanding job and supporting your kids and their families.

    I hope the weekend away with DH was a relaxing one where you took care of you. That is the first and most important step you need to do. If you don't take care of you, who will? After you're taken care of, the rest will come. Take it easy and don't stress too much. We know you're busy and we also know you will pop in whenever you can find a moment.

    1665 days ago
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    Judy, Who knew putting ourselves first in life would be such a hard thing. Start today making time for yourself even if it's only 30 minutes a day! :)
    1672 days ago
    Taking time for yourself is a big challenge - you have a lot of responsibilities. I hope you enjoy the upcoming anniversary celebration - you deserve some fun, Judy.

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    1672 days ago
    You've had a lot on your plate Judy and that doesn't make it easy to give ourselves the time we need to stay on our journeys to health. Despite the injury you've accomodated with exercise and that's a victory. Now onto phase 2--eating.

    1673 days ago
    Judy, you have remained positive and taken care of so many issue - please know that sometimes we just need to go with the flow and do what we can.

    My biggest wish for you is that you find more time for yourself - you are a great lady - celebrate that!!
    1673 days ago
    You've adjusted the exercise..................now, like many of us, the eating has to follow suit. Easier said than done..............experience speaking here! We can do this, Judy.................... emoticon
    1673 days ago
    It is tough to exercise when you are or have been sidelined through injuries! You have to heal first and that can take a lot of Time! I think it is great that despite your injury you kept working out and changed your routine to 'upper body' exercises!! emoticon emoticon
    1673 days ago
    my sister lost 105 lbs by walking 15000 steps day
    1674 days ago
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