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11/12/13 Contract Commitment - join me?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Here I go…again! Yep I’m back…for the umpteenth time… I don’t even want to count. But as the first dusting of snow lays upon the lawn I know in my heart that the holiday season is now upon me. And we all know what that means! Another thing I don’t even want to think about.

Of course since I was last here - January 11, 2012, more than a year ago my weight has been up and down and yep… you guessed it… back on the rise again. When will I ever learn, although I preach to the choir and everyone else “this is a lifestyle change” I just don’t or haven’t quite accepted this myself as I keep falling back on bad habits. Oh I can give you a handful plus of excuses and good ones too but they are all EXCUSES just the same.

Although a lot has happened in my life since I last blogged I am dealing with life better now and I’m giving a shout out to all and any of my old friends here on SPARKPEOPLE to help me again through support and encouragement. I sure would love to make new friends here as well in this area we all need support and encouragement. This feat is impossible when going it alone, temptations are just to %#$^ easy to fall back on. Temptations mean old habits die hard.

Now I want to begin a new “again” and I do not want to wait until ringing in the New Year of 2014 either. I want to begin right now, today, no wait… actually yesterday 11/12/13. Oh how appropriate just look at that date - such order, now let me do the same with my life!

Hoping to inspire others as you all encourage and inspire me to not only loose the unnecessary weight I have gained (back) but to actually start living my life through a healthy lifestyle change. OUCH - there’s that word “change” which is so scary to me and I am sure most here but it is a necessary evil that has to be conquered, else we will remain in the same place - stagnant, lacking the joy that is out there for us to enjoy.

So right here and now I write my commitment - a contract not only to myself but for the world to view…

Whereas I, Teri, being of sound mind, will begin a program to become of sound body by starting to exercise on 11/12/13. I will exercise by walking, a minimum of 4 days per week, for at least 30 minutes per day, for the next 13 weeks (2/10/14). I will exhibit due diligence in the conduct of said exercise.

Exerciser: Me, Teri
Witness: God & all of you
Agreement made and entered this 13th day of November, 2013

•Contract found in “The Healing Power of Exercise” by Lynn Goldberg (pg 27)

I will also commit to blog at least 1x per week on my progress and hope I have a few followers or comrades who will be joining me on this “challenge” to change. They say it takes 21 days to change a habit but we all know that’s not true…been there done that… hasn’t happened. So this is why I chose 13 weeks which equals 91 days! Hope to hear from someone!!!

OK, so now who out there would like to join me on this journey…? Please respond, please…

Blessings to all
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    The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling,
    but in rising again after you fall.
    - Vince Lombardi
    1583 days ago
    Teri no matter what don't stop, just keep Sparking and the magic will happen. I will invite you to the Winter 5% Challenge and that will really get you enthused.

    1584 days ago
    I'm in but I'm not sure about the sound mind part. My name is Teri, too.
    1584 days ago
    Terri--I will support you!! I am trying to run outside or on the treadmill 3 days a week and strength train at least 2 days. So far, I have been getting the cardio--but not always running. The lifestyle change is pretty well ingrained--as long as there is no candy in the house! LOL

    You can do it! Come visit the Almost Empty Nesters Chat and we'll ALL support you!
    1584 days ago
    Hi Teri,

    Sure I'll join you. I have been having physical therapy for my hip and back. It is finally getting better. The therapist is supposed to work me out an exercise plan for when I go back tomorrow. So I will do that. I have been doing my stretches and muscle strengthening exercises that they showed me to do.

    Good luck with your goal.
    1585 days ago
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