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Morning Fitness and Evening Nutrition

Thursday, March 06, 2014

I have two habits I want to focus on this week…and forever!

1. Exercising in the morning. My work schedule is becoming somewhat more flexible, so I am able to come in just a little bit later, guaranteeing time for a workout. I’ve experienced two major benefits of morning exercise: I feel jazzed. I mean, I feel so good! I know I’m an amazing person for doing such a great thing for myself when I workout. The second benefit: It’s done. Any other fitness for the day is bonus after getting the planned fitness done in the morning. So far, so good. I did a 30 minute Denise Austin workout this morning.

2. Eating less in the evening. I do a decent job planning and executing my food plan until I get home and put my feet up. I need to start tackling some issues I’ve ignored in the past, like limiting TV time and not eating in front of the TV. That’s always been a comfortable habit I’ve been unwilling to break. It’s time for a serious heart to heart with self. Just how much do I want this? What am I willing to do?

I am willing to keep moving, even though the daily workouts make my body tired and sore. It's a good kind of sore that reminds me I'm ALIVE! I'm willing to think about food differently, especially in the evening. Food is not a pastime. It's fuel. I know this. emoticon
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    Great things to focus on! Good Luck!!
    1439 days ago
  • TANYA602
    I'm a morning person with workouts, as well so I know what you mean. What a way to attack the day! You are a rock star, girl!
    1443 days ago
    Great blog Brenda! Love it! emoticon
    1443 days ago
    You are mighty!
    1443 days ago
    To each their own~~ emoticon LOL

    I PLAN to eat in the evening....I find that if I eat at 8-12-5 then I am starving ALL evening and looking for food!! Not fruit or veggies but FOOD!
    If I PLAN well and make my meals at different times....I end up feeling full & happy and in my calorie range.
    So I eat at 10....1 to 2....and 7pm. YUP I have my main meal at 7 PM....and finish eating by 8PM. I usually have some popcorn after my main meal ( I am not a dessert eater...prefer crunchy & salty )

    After 8PM I only drink. Could be water/tea/flavored crystal light water/and diet...caffine free coke....If I keep drinking...I keep feeling full....
    so MOST of the time emoticon ~~MOST of the time! Ido not look for more to eat.....

    I do fall through the cracks off/on with this but mostly it is good for me.
    1443 days ago
    Great habits. I agree. Good luck to you. I know that you're determined & I am cheering for you.
    1443 days ago
    WTG, and yes, you are an amazing person for exercising in the morning! I've never been good at that, even now when i have the time. I was thinking of trying 'no computer time' till i get my workout in. I like to get up and check my emails, facebook, spark pages and often times I spend over an hour just sitting. I'm going to give it some more thought.

    As far as the evening eating, I totally relate. When I'm totally on track, I'll enjoy a piece of delicious, juicy fruit of some kind, and of course keep my Tervis filled with water. I know some people have told me to try brushing my teeth after dinner. Might be worth a try. Best to you!
    1443 days ago
    I love your has given good food for thought! Thanks!
    1444 days ago
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