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This is not working so well

Saturday, November 16, 2013

What I am doing is not going so well for me. I am gaining instead of losing. I need to be more precise in my eating and exercising. I am currently very slack with my exercise, and my eating is hit and miss. I need to get serious about it, track everything, and move more. What I walk at work is not enough. Although I clock about 8000 steps during a work day, it is over a 10 hour span. I need to do some workout in the evening after I get home. The snacking needs to stop too. I know I eat out of boredom, so I need to find something else to do with my time but to eat.

I know exactly what I am doing wrong, but find it extremely hard to correct those habits. I also look too far in the future, and it throws me off my game. I have to focus only on today, make sure my nutrition is balanced, and get a workout in. It does not have to be a hours long power workout. 10 or 15 minutes each day will be enough to start with. In my head I know all that, but when I hit that hunger or craving, I need it right now, like a drug addict. I also always find something "better" to do than to exercise.

My excuses are:
On a work night, I am tired because I have been gone from the house for 12 plus hours. But in truth I can muster up the energy to move for 10 more minutes, and I don't have to eat the first thing I bump in to. I can get some healthy choice, and spend a few minutes on preparing it. I also don't need to clean my plate all the time. It is OK to leave food left over.

On my weekend, it is my day off, I should be relaxing not working even harder.
A good walk or workout is actually very relaxing. I can get my housework caught up, work out for 10 or 15 minutes, and still have enough time to watch a movie, quilt, or knit.

So this week these are the two things I will work on. I will track ALL of my nutrition, and I will work out for at least 10 minutes every day.

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