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31 Days to Healthier Holidays - December 14

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Today, Spark advises us to sweat more..and tells us of the theory that 10 more minutes a day of intense exercise can ward off the holiday weight gain.

Well, from a personal standpoint, I will only say that I'd be happy enough to get in my usual 30 minutes a day, because I have NOT been good about that over the last week or so, but to try to get even more would be awesome.

I'm not sure why my "eureka moments" don't stick with me. Sometime since I've started this daily December journal, I remember opining that 15 minutes here, 15 minutes there, add up to the 30 that it's sometimes so hard to find the time for in one chunk..and actually doing split workouts a couple of times..and now, here I am, not getting any of it done..

But this morning, I read my friend Kellie's blog about having been on Spark for 3 years, and about how she is certain that developing the habit of exercise not only helped her to lose the weight, but also to keep it off. And certainly, I have talked at length about how important I think exercise is to the journey's success, so once again, I set out to get my activity in today. As I say all the time, I LOVE to exercise, it's just hard to find the time..but sometimes you have to MAKE the time. My resolution for today..
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    Well, I'm there with Ramona and Lynn. I just can't get it in gear! I even clicked on the Curves ad today and asked for the free week coupon, but I know I won't use it because #1) I won't drive 30 minutes each way three times a week and #2) I have all the equipment and space I need right here and it still gains dust. Ugh!!! I so hear myself in Lynn's words of wanting to rest in a game or a book or..... I know I must conquer this so thanks for pushing me!
    3638 days ago
    Well, T;
    What Ramona said, and then some. (It's hard to add to her, but I must say that you know I have been fighting this one for longer than I 've been on Spark ....remember my Personal Civil War Blog?

    I AM lazy I guess. I'd rather let my body rest and my mind unwind with computer solitaire or a book, whenever I have a minute or 30. I know it's better for me,and I'd feel better, and I have felt better when I was so focused. .. Like this summer when I was in PT or last Lent when I exercised almost every day...

    Why do I let that feeling/roll go?

    will think some more about it (while I play solitaire emoticon )

    3638 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/14/2010 10:29:50 PM
    I got nothin' for you on this one, Sister... this is also my own personal and central issue. I don't know if I am truly just a lousy time manager, if I'm actually lazy, or WHAT, but keeping me near the top of the list doesn't seem to actually translate into TIME for my own use. I have this vague sense that this is more about routine for me... if I can stick to a regular daily routine, I do just fine, but just one small need to adjust (an irregular appointment, a tiny emergency, running a tad bit late, a samll interuption) and I seem to completely lose my momentum.. not to mention my mental focus.

    Dunno... I'll be pondering this one more specifically today... I welcome any insight you may have to offer.

    I pray your day is amazing and productive, and you get those 10 minutes here and there!

    {{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}
    3639 days ago
    Tina, you can do it! You've had streaks going before where you've worked out everyday. I was in your shoes at one point, I'd do really good about exercising and then something (usually an appointment, sick kid, or "insert activity here") would throw me off. When Matthew was a baby, I would try to work out during his naps, but as he got older that didn't work. When I finally realized and decided that the only time I could get my workout in would be before they both got up in the morning, I set that goal. It was hard at first, but the more I did it, the easier it got. You will get there!!
    3639 days ago
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