LHISABOE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LHISABOE LHISABOE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Small Victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5172621 Last night I slept 7.5 hours. This is rare for me, but around the holidays it's unheard of. While I observe a very simple holiday and don't fill this time of year with activities and visiting, it is still filled with difficult memories and stress. Usually my sleep suffers, but due to my sheer determination to have a different experience this year, I have forced myself to exercise - and it's working....I'm already sleeping better!! <BR> <BR> I am much more concerned with getting a good n... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 07:08:01 EST You win some, you lose some... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171703 I achieved my goal of getting started exercising, and I failed at my goal of stress-eating. I plan to use my pride in the success to overcome the failure. I feel even better than I thought I would! I slept better (although still not long enough), and today I feel motivated to continue! I know this is "beginner's high"...the rush of a new initiative...but I don't care. I'll ride it and use it, and find other motivation when it wanes. <BR> <BR> The stress eating may be tougher and take lon... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 05:48:08 EST Starting is the hardest part. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170746 It's a little frustrating to face challenges that I never had to face before. My new job limits my free time. Dance cardio hurts my knees-never happened before! I'm bored with the elliptical at my ugly, un appealing gym. However, I can't ignore the negative impact of inactivity on my life any longer, most notably...I feel like crap, I'm not sleeping, and I'm cranky. In the past, exercise has positively impacted my life, however, I'm having a TERRIBLE time getting started!! Today I'm comm... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 05:42:41 EST