I find that writing a blog every day on SparkPeople keeps me motivated and accountable. It doesn't take long, and when I need a little motivation I can look back at my blog and see how good I feel now that I am exercising and eating healthier.
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I use my Spark blog as a place to journal my runs. I include the date and distance run in the title and place the specifics of the run and a summary of the run in the body of that particular blog entry. It gives me a quick reference to my runs AND I receive feedback from my Spark friends!
I track distance, time, average pace, splits, weather conditions, clothing worn and equipment used in the entry. I will also include how I felt, any new pains or discomforts I felt during the run for possible injuries that I need to watch. It gives me accountability AND gives motivation to others!
Today I am feeling stressed so I started thinking and researching about all the things that will reduce the stress I am facing. Below is a list of Stress Killers.
1. Eat high energy foods!! 2. Eat lots of fruits and veggies 3. DRINK DRINK DRINK COLD WATER 4. Journal about lies you are feeling or thinking 5. Rewire your thinking with healthy "I can statements..." 6. Grieve-crying is a healthy way to let go of stress and heal from unhealthy toxins...
SEE MORE ON MY SPARK PAGE: BLOG STRESS KILLERS
If you're frustrated about something, instead of reaching for the munchies, sit down and write a spark blog about it first. Chances are you'll work through your frustration *and* remind yourself of why you don't want to do the unhealthy eating!
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