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Bumps in the road are to be expected

Saturday, February 01, 2014

After staring off pretty strong, losing 4 lbs, and doing my first fitness test, I had my first bump in the road. This week has been a struggle to meet my water on a consistent basis and exercise. It seems like I have so much on my plate and after awhile I just collapsed. However, I'm not giving up. I just looked at the events and said what am I going to do about it? Well, for one thing, I decided that I will track only the things I'm trying to implement so the most important things I do is track my water, sleep, and exercise. If anything else gets tracked, that's a bonus, but I'm just going to concentrate on these things for now. As for my game plan to make sure I get back to being consistent at exercise, I looked at my Pinterest board and realized I have lots of exercises posted. I can rotate what I have there while continuing to look for more to add.

Today I went swimming with my daughter. It felt so good to work my body like that and I felt so relaxed afterwards. With all the stress I'm under, anything that gives me a break from that is a welcome relief so that just brought it home even more how important it is that I do exercise. So I'm proud of myself for seeing the trend and instead of just giving up, analyzing it and seeing how I can get over this bump. I'm very happy for what I accomplished today in getting me back into the exercise mindset, but the real proof will be tomorrow and how I get through that week. Hoping I have a plan for success!
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  • ANGELN325
    Thank you for all the support.
    1509 days ago
    Way to go on using exercise to deal with your stress! And figuring out where you're hitting bumps in the road and what you can do to avoid them is HUGE. Very smart way to set yourself up for success!
    1509 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    Narrowing your focus is certainly going to help you on your journey. Once they become an ingrained habit and you do them without even really thinking about it, maybe you will add a couple more to the mix.

    Congratulations on being proactive!
    1509 days ago
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