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Permission

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I gave myself permission to have an off day today. Why is this worth blogging about, you might ask? Well, in the past (45+ years) this would be my downfall. I am an all or nothing gal! Well, I USED to be that way! lol

I gave myself permission to take the day off from hard exercise. Hard exercise for me is probably nothing for most folks. I am eating right for the day though. I just am not going out of the house to workout for an hour in the pool or at the gym, today.

It feels good! I am also looking forward to tomorrow and getting back on track. I think, giving one's self permission to take a break is a good thing! As long as it doesn't lead to days off, this is not a bad thing. For someone learning a new lifestyle, like myself, it is like a mental vacation. Tomorrow, vacation will be over and I look forward to getting back to 'the program'!

I am NOT giving myself permission to quit. No way. No how! I have worked for eight months on this new life of mine. There is no way I feel like giving up. In the past I would have. The past has passed though. I am living towards my future! :)
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  • SEATURTLE86
    emoticon I think it is nice to give yourself a day off every now and then. Just a little break not completely quitting. I understand the need for that sometimes. I do that sometimes on my plan.

    I plan on exercising 5 days a week. So if there is a day during the week that I just don't want to for whatever reason, I just make it up one of the weekend days. But I make myself say "I promise to do a workout on Saturday". Then I hold myself accountable. Some weeks I have a good week and exercise all 7 days. It is a mind game I guess but it does feel like I have some "wiggle" room, you know?
    Well I wish you the best on your journey to better health!
    ~Pam
    3622 days ago
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