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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

This month I was planning on bumping up some of my July goals. But unfortunately I am back to square one with most of those goals. I haven't fallen off the healthy wagon completely - my hubby and I have incorporated some great healthy habits into our routine and we have been continuing to maintain those quite well. It is just my personal goals that have suffered, namely exercise, tracking calories and drinking water. It is too overwhelming for me to try to get back to where I was, so I'm starting small. I'm starting with the water.

I know that as I continue to put energy into SparkPeople and my health goals I will be able to add in the other ones. But for now I'm focusing on getting my 8 glasses a day of water. The past couple of days I have been doing quite well at it, and I think it makes a big difference.

- Drinking water fills me up so I'm less hungry
- I can drink water instead of snacking when I have a craving
- Drinking water instead of juice or pop cuts out calories and sugar
- I feel better when I'm getting enough water
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    It's easier to slowly make changes, sometimes focusing on only one or two goals at a time. When you try to change every bad habit quickly it's hard on your mind and emotions as well as your body. Physically your body can't change every habit quickly without it having a temper tantrum of sorts. Taking it slower is better. Consider adding 1 new better habit each week or every other week; when you feel you've gotten used to one habit, then add to it or try a new one. Thus, when you feel you've become accustomed to drinking 8 cups of water every day and you don't have to put much effort into it, then start adding in exercise, having more movement every day (taking the stairs, parking farther away, et), eating an extra fruit and veggie serving every day, or eating smaller portions. It will take a few months to get used to the new habits, but it won't be such a shock to your system and your body won't attempt to make you stop.
    1676 days ago
    Great blog! Stay focused on your fitness and weight management goals and you will continue to be a success and your health will benefit too! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1677 days ago
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