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Day 65: The Real ME and Adjusting to Change

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Today is the third day of my new school year. I had to change my exercise plan to afternoons rather than my desired mornings. I must admit it is not the easiest thing to do.

I come home hungry and because I cook in the crock pot, I smell deliciousness as soon as I open the front door. But, I get my daughter and we exercise. So far, I am doing well. I am noticing that I do not have the normal energy that I would in the morning, but I continue on.

My daughter fights tooth and nail and I have to encourage her. I guess in a way that encourages me too. If I have to push her, I am saying the same to myself. I know she would forego the activity if I suggested it. So for both our sakes, I will NOT fall into that trap. Once I start, I will continue and that will be my undoing and my daughter's.

My daughter joined SparkPeople and she is starting to log her food and exercise intake. I am so proud of her. She has been looking at old pictures of when she used to be active on the swim team and wants to be more like she was. I wish we had a swim team near me, but for now she will have to rely on our daily routines.

So, even though I am unhappy with the time change of my workouts, I am thrilled that I have an accountability partner and that I can help her too. Adjusting to change is not easy, but in order to reach my ultimate goal of 150 pounds, I must keep on keeping on. This is a way of life for me, not just a point in time.
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FIFIFRIZZLE 8/15/2013 2:25PM

    I started exercising after work and my solution for tiredness and blahs is to eat a snack before I leave work for the exercise session. I try to have it between 3.30 and 4, but sometimes it is later. My snack might be some cheese, cottage cheese with a little fruit or a bolted egg, protein is the most sustaining for this, or even a cup of soup.
You and DD might find this helps you get past that low energy slump, and once you have exercised, you have new energy for preparing that evening meal.
The up side of exercising later is that it curbs your evening appetite. I get back from swimming at 8.30 and all I really want to eat is soup. If it's been a hard workout, sometimes I don't want to eat at all, I might rather go to bed.
Another suggestion, maybe DD needs to reward herself after her exercise session with a long bath with some lovely bubbles, or radox. She can lie there and congratulate herself on doing something so good for herself.
I have bought myself some extravagant scented shower gel that I only use after exercise. I've created an association with the gorgeous smell and my positive thoughts about how good I feel about exercise. It really helped consolidate this good habit and I still enjoy that reward.
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GRAMMY7070 8/14/2013 7:25PM

    Always seems easier when you have a buddy. Great attitude. I'm sure you will reach your goals.

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CANADIANFROG09 8/14/2013 7:07AM

    How wonderful that you and your daughter are doing this life change together! emoticon

Wishing you both great success towards your goals! emoticon emoticon

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KARENKANDO 8/14/2013 7:07AM

    Great attitude! Change is not always so easy, but when we embrace it instead of fight against it, success is just around the corner. Hope you'll always keep on keeping on! I wish you the very best! emoticon

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KIMSLAREDO 8/14/2013 7:06AM

  Excellent positive attitude!! Keep up the work!!

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