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Revving up...

Friday, March 19, 2010

I feel like I am on the precipice of something big here, yet, I can't really put my finger on why I feel that way. I have been plodding along, doing a little here, a little there.. Eating well as much as possible, sneaking in 20 minutes of exercise at a time. Not beating myself up when things aren't perfect, but cutting myself no slack in my effort. I've dropped about 5 lbs in the last two weeks, but I've gained and lost those 5 lbs so much in the last 8 months or so I don't think that's a huge accomplishment, yet I recognize those 5 lbs have to go before the next 5..

So why do I have this feeling that good things are about to happen? Not sure, but here are some guesses: even on those days I'm only working out for 20 minutes, they are a very hard 20 minutes..I've jumped from level 3 or 4 on the bike to level 7. I've added in some Wii fit exercise for variety and fun. I have begun doing a little yoga and like it very much.. I take every opportunity to move this body when playing with my son: baseball, hockey, basketball..

I watch what I eat. I do my very best to stick to eating the food I now seem to carry with me all the time..I pack my lunch, I plan and bring snacks.. I try to make good choices when I am out.. I stay upstairs most nights after DS goes to bed to avoid mindless night eating.

All of a sudden all of those little things have added up to a lifestyle change.. just like Spark always said they would.

Is this to say I don't have the occasional horrible day? Not at all. But when I do, even if it's in the middle of the day, I just try to adjust and eat lighter for the rest of the day..and if it's at night, I wake up the next day and get right back to it. No more all or nothing. No more once it's over it's done.

Do I expect a sudden huge drop in weight? Absolutely not. But I've always said that the best way for me personally to get healthy, lose weight, get fit, is to do it without noticing. I seem to be there.
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    How did I miss this yesterday?
    You go my bestest buddy! I am so glad you are in the zone and feeling great! Whether or not it's the same 5 lbs down, I can tell by your mood, they are down and going to continue that way. When you all of the sudden notice you're upping the exercise or increasing the level you know you've made significant progress.

    I'm so proud of you, and happy for you my friend. I think you found the key! It doesn't have to be "all or nothing", it just has to be "most of the time" and "real effort".

    It sure feels good to feel good! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3907 days ago
    Sounds like you are trying to wrap your mind around the possibility that these positive life changes are going to start offering results in the number game! Whoo Hoo!! Won't it be nice to blow past that same 5 pounds? I remember on Biggest Loser a week or two ago one player said something like the weight number was like an emotional wall that had to be broken through and then there was nothing but great things on the other side. I've thought about that with my number I just can't seem to cross. I need to blast through it!
    3908 days ago
    I can tell good things are headed your way my friend. You are definitely on the right track.
    3908 days ago
    Yeah! I feel good things coming your way too! I had an awful week, but am feeling hopeful this Friday afternoon. Here's to your new mindset and attitude! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3908 days ago
    Send some my way! I'm stuck in a rut that I am trying so hard to get out of. It sounds like you are figuring things out. Keep it up!
    3908 days ago
    You appear to be connecting all the dots. Way to go! I bet your son is enjoying all the time you are active with him. He will have fond memories as he grows older. So you are doing a two for one with your effort. For yourself and your son.

    3908 days ago
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