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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

So for about 2 wks now I have been making some healthy changes in my life! I have been power walking 4 days out of the week. thinking of adding one more day actually. And yoga almost every night. I have missed the past 2 nights actually on yoga. I babysit every other week from 6am to about 4. this is my week on,and I keep falling asleep. I like to do it when every one is in bed so I can have total relaxation. But on the weeks I have the baby I need to schedule it in earlier I guess. I am proud of myself! I have been telling myself for months that I had no time!! that was a bunch of bull! IT CAN BE DONE!! If you are like I was,stop making excuses! In only 2 wks I have lost inches,my jeans that felt to tight,like I needed to go up a size now feel great! Plus I feel better when I do my work outs. I feel stronger,taller,and happier. I was only able to get a mile in on the power walk,but yesterday I completed the 2 mile!! Now my goal is to be able to do the 3 mile in another 2 weeks!

I love it! so relaxing. But I'm not gonna lie I wish I could do more of the advanced stuff. I tried doing some of the poses like downward facing dog and other things that require allot of body strength. I at this time am unable to do them. It does get me down a little,but I am really wanting/anticipating when I reach that point!

For me right now I feel I have slowly made changes,and so far it is working for me. I am not a big person on change! Next week I want to focus on my food consumption and water intake. I will prob start tracking my foods on here. I need to get that in order so I get the better results. I have not got on the scale in a while,getting tempted...but want to hold off a little longer so I make this about me and making healthier choices for myself and the future,not about being slim and beautiful fast!! I want to learn to love me,and feel good in my skin and feel and be aware of the changes that are happening,not just rushing all the weight off because of societys view on women!

Well baby is crying,I am off to start the day! Remember If you are just getting started and feel it is hopeless,it is not! If I am doing it you can too! I am in bad shape fitness wise,but I am improving in just a short time!! Find your motivation,mine was if I do this now,it is working towards the future,if I stop or never start,I will be worse off next yr at this time. It is true,I have put a few lbs on each yr,plus gotten more out of shape,and more aches and pains and feeling old and run down! I am no pro or expert by any means, but I do know that I have felt better in the past couple weeks,and there is always time,if you make time!!

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  • GEORGE815
    Keep it up!
    1484 days ago
    What an inspirational blog! Thanks so much for sharing. Yea, it's not about having time, it's about MAKING time and you are doing it. I got off the horse so to speak when it came to tracking. What I've been doing now is track all of my meals at the start of the day and go from there. That means I have to preplan all of my meals, but it gives me a better feel for what I can and cannot do.

    Wishing you lots of success on your journey in healthy living! :)
    1485 days ago
    Congrats !! Sounds like you should be VERY PROUD of yourself !!

    It's hard to find the time when we feel so tired and busy, but so worth it when we stop with the excuses and make the time. Amazing to see progress isn't it ! Don't worry about not being able to do any advance moves .... some people are more limber than others and many of the moves just take time and practice. You will build up the strength and before long be more flexible and stronger. It's a fun process when we can see the difference and our mindset is finally where it needs to be.

    Now is a great time to get on the tracking of the food. It is well worth the time it takes to do. I'm proof of that. Be sure to also start weekly taking your measurements. I keep track of those in Sparkspeople too. Very cool to look back and see how far I've come. Take photos now too. It helps to keep me motivated to look at the first photo I took and the most current one. I find it hard to believe I was that big but reminds me why I'm doing what I'm doing.

    Love that you are working hard and feeling great about it !! Keep it up !
    1486 days ago
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