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Don't wanna fail, but planning is no easy task

Sunday, August 28, 2011

As life gets hectic with work, school, and drama at home...I feel the urge to fall back on easier habits, such as not exercising, grabbing a quick bite instead of making myself pack my lunch...I realize that planning is a must, but fail to plan.

I like routine, but am finding that I have less time than I thought and that when I get stressed out I escape into books of paranormal romance for hours at a time and then I REALLY HAVE NO TIME!

I sit here pondering what to do to make myself do the right things. I don't wanna put back on weight, but even with no exercise I am still going down which is starting to reinforce that little voice in my head that whispers "exercise...blech!" Wish that voice would take a flying leap.

I have a tentative plan and want to put into words here so...at the end of this week on Sunday...I'll let you all know how I did on actually working the plan.

1. For cardio I have two options in mind...(A) I want to wake up at 5AM to work out for a half hour. (2) Workout before eating dinner when I first get home from work.
2. I plan to not catch the connecting bus to campus, but rather walk it in to work.
3. I plan to catch the number 9 bus and walk the mile home after work
4. I plan to complete strength training 3 times a week.

Well my plan still needs some work and further planning, but this is what I have so far.
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  • HEALTHYSLIM2
    Good, solid plan full of attainable things to do! One thought is to make sure that for the walking from the bus stop to be "pleasurable" you want to make sure your backpack (or whatever you carry) is comfortable and/or not too heavy, and also your shoes and clothes are good for it as well.
    You can be successful by staying focused - best wishes for a successful rest of the week!
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    2638 days ago
  • LILMANN
    I love the idea of changing to route to include more walking. I may try to do that - get off a stop or two earlier, especially with the nice weather we're supposed to have this week. Thanks for the idea, and good luck with the cardio plans. Ultimately, you have to do what works for you and your schedule, otherwise, it gets too daunting to stick to it (at least for me).
    2639 days ago
  • AMANDASHRINKING
    Im right there with you it is hard BUT it kinda isnt I mean we dont have time BUT we kinda do! Thats how I feel every day girly. I have two kids and live with my brother and his boyfriend since they are 20 it is like having 4 kids NOT THAT IM CALLING THEM LAZY IM NOT but IM THE ONLY WOMAN AND I DO IT ALL!!!! BUT you have a great plan and I am proud of you and we can do it together...i know I dont know you but every persons story I hear pushes me more to be the best I can be! so good luck and Ill keep in touch! emoticon
    2641 days ago
  • TAZZIT1
    You can do it with changes in your daily routine it can throw you off. I decided to place everything down on paper then put it into my iphone. I hope it works. I hope yours all works out for you. YES YOU CAN hugs
    2642 days ago
  • SUNFLOWERSAVAGE
    Sounds like a good plan. I know you can do this! For part 1 of your plan, option A might be best. I know that when I was working, the only thing I wanted to do when I got home was relax. You might have a better chance of doing it if you do it first thing in the morning...then you will have more energy for your walk from the bus too.
    You owe it to yourself to start making healthy meals ahead of time. Make your lunches in the evening while you are making dinner. It won't be much extra work. Maybe you could also organize something for breakfast then too, so when you are done exercising, you won't have to fuss around making your breakfast.

    You've got this! You can do it!

    2642 days ago
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