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7 Things That Are More Fun or Easier Now that I'm Healthier

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

1. Walking. When I first came to SparkPeople, I weighed 199 and was only able to walk a short distance without back pain. I stopped often, every 5 minutes to stretch my back just trying to get 15 minutes of walking in, Now, I'm able to complete a 5K without stopping at all in 50 minutes and have even begun incorporated jogging intervals. I love my morning walks/jogs in the fall and winter.

2. Sleeping. I had terrible insomnia when I first got here, unable to go to sleep for hours each night. I took the Official Better Sleep Challenge and now sleep at least 7 hours pretty consistently, falling asleep within minutes of hitting the pillow.

3. Just being out of bed. When I first got here, I laid in bed all day and night watching movies. Now, I'm active and out of bed. Except for my planned fitness, I'm still pretty sedentary, sitting at my computer all day but I no longer find it necessary to stay in bed.

4. Grocery Shopping. I love the produce section and the wide array of colors, textures, and tastes of the fruits and veggies (freggies). Before, I shopped in the aisles, buying junk food and highly proceessed foods.

5. Cooking by scratch. I love to cook by scratch now. I make SparkRecipes often. It used to be high calorie, high sodium, and high fat dinners as convenient as I could find frozen included.

6. Walk the puppies. This is way fun! My little chihuahuas are my walking buddies. They run by themselves trying to keep up with me. Poor puppies never got any exercise because I didn't.

7. Exercising, I remember getting a Special K workout video and couldn't get past the warm up without being out of breath and hurting. I ended up giving it away. This morning I worked out 47 minutes straight!

My life has gotten easier and more fun since becoming healthy and I know I'll have more ways the healthier I become!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TRYJESUS2DAY 9/2/2013 6:06PM


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FUSIONFITNESS3 9/1/2013 3:25PM

    Fabulous. Recognizing the changes is so pivotal to our continued journey. Celebrating the changes is just as important. So celebrate the you you are finding. emoticon

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FUNGIRL81005 8/23/2013 10:22AM

    I love this blog...How awesome you are...Keep up the hard work and keep blogging..You are an inspiration to all of us. What is the Official Better Sleep Challenge?

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THRIVE2DAY 8/22/2013 1:25PM


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SUSANELAINE1956 8/22/2013 7:01AM

    You have really made progress. emoticon

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ASOBFALLS 8/22/2013 12:45AM

    That was a thoughtful question to answer.... emoticon

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MAGA99 8/21/2013 10:58PM

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NELLIEC 8/21/2013 8:20PM

    Being able to do more is wonderful!

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BARBANNA 8/21/2013 7:10PM

    Glad you are doing so much better. It makes an amazing difference in many ways. What happened to the other 7. Hope this has a continuation! Thanks for sharing!!! emoticon emoticon

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