Oh winter blues...

Monday, January 24, 2011

It's been a while since I last visited Sparkpeople, but I'm ready to get back on track yet again. 2010 brought a lot of unavoidable disasters in my life, but 2011 is looking more optimistic. With work,school, and chilly weather it is going to be a challenge finding the time and motivation to workout, but I am committing myself to finding a winter activity that I can stick with.

Since I've been out of the game for quite a while, I am going to start this week with some small, but realistic goals. I quit smoking last week, BUT sadly I have found that a lot more junk fod is making it's way into my mouth as a substitute... it doesn't help that my new job involves receiving a lot of free bakery samples! So this week, I am going to cut out all the junk food. I know that this won't be a forever thing (afterall, what fun is a life without sweets!), but for now the temptation is proving too much. I am also going to go to bed by 11pm (something I am getting better at), drink at least 8 glasses of water daily, and pick an exercise / meal program (I hate the word "diet").

Let's just call this week a preliminary week because I am going to focus more on preparing myself for the rough road ahead... emoticon
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    welcome back!! I had to start and stop SP a few times before it stuck, but it works if you work it :)

    your goals sound AWESOME - just remember, if you do cave to temptation this week it's OK - allow yourself some slack (after all, you've just quit smoking AND you have free bakery samples around all the time- those are some mighty challenges to face!).

    I'm sure you'll find an exercise and eating plan that works for you here on SP - give yourself time to plan it out and keep making those small changes: YOU CAN DO THIS emoticon
    2706 days ago
    Wow, you sound motivated. I'm all for giving up smoking but you may want to pace yourself. Allow one treat every so often so you don't go crazy, emoticon

    On the other hand, if you have that much willpower, go for it! Aw heck, you can do it!
    2706 days ago
    Welcome back to the site, you can do it you've dun it before ... and ya I agree cutting out thing perm isn't good, to me its called everything in moderation
    2706 days ago
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