Focusing on a Healthy Journey

Monday, March 15, 2010

Well I DID join the Couch to 5K (C25K) SparkPeople team, but I'm just checking out what the program entails and whether or not I can adapt my current SP routine to it or if I would need to switch entirely. I couldn't officially start until I got a good pair of shoes anyway...

Here's another thing I am wondering... I have been unemployed since my 12/2/09 lay-off. I can spend hours every day updating my SP trackers for food, exercise and other goals; reaching out and encouraging other members of my teams; getting the actual exercise in; planning and preparing good food... Can I maintain this level of good healthy living after I get another job?

I keep running up against obstacles like... continuing to make good choices on weekends when my husband wants to go out to eat for any particular meal. At first this was really difficult, but I adapted. That makes me happy! I can translate my healthier habits to new contexts other than when I am at home and completely in control of what is available to eat.

When I was working I found it wasn't too difficult to plan to have good food choices, but will I be able to continue my exercise streaks at the same level I am now?

I guess I'll just tackle these things one at a time as I encounter them. My biggest motivator is the lovely way my jeans hang loosely on me. I will cling to that and forge ahead, I think.

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    My only snag is... where to find $$ for good running shoes???
    3601 days ago
    Wow- C2K? Go for it!
    The one thing about speeding up, is that it takes less time to burn the same amount of calories... so, the exercise will fit in more easily.
    Not for me- but you GO!
    3601 days ago
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