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Encouraging Changes

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I'm very encouraged as I write this, because even though I wasn't perfect calorie-wise today, I finished C25K Week 2 Day 1 and I made significant improvements to my interval times. So I felt really great about that.

And tonight, it seems that my husband is FINALLY getting on board with the healthy eating/correct portion sizes kick that I have been on for the past few weeks. I can't even tell you how much that helps me mentally. Also, we are preparing the kids to go back to school tomorrow (they've been on Spring Break all week) and we have them laying out their clothes and choosing the food they want in their lunches. They refuse to eat school lunch now because they saw the news story on "pink slime" that turns into chicken nuggets. Frankly, I love that...because the kids at school are all talking about it and I think that the voice of the students is SO much more powerful than a bunch of "nagging parents". The kids could bring their own change!!! That's so exciting!

Anyway, back to our house tonight...the kids are really trying to choose healthy options because they are so grossed out by the pink slime. So they are having a great dialogue with us about what is healthy and what is not. It's not a huge deal, because they won't necessarily EAT the healthy stuff yet...but it's a start.

And, you know what? I will TAKE baby steps over no steps at all!

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    A happy and blessed Monday, Leah! You are the Spark that will change yourself and those around you! How exciting that your DH and kids are beginning to come around. What a precious gift you are giving them all.
    How exciting to be training for a 5K. I felt good about myself when I walked my first 5K.
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    2284 days ago
    Hi Leah! I am so glad to hear that hubby is getting on board. Lead with gentleness and set a good example, he is counting on you! Just think, your healthy journey is the spark for the whole family...wow, what an example you are :)

    how awesome to hear about your 5k training improvements, it is going to be a great day indeed when you do your first race...you will be so proud, and we will too :)
    2284 days ago
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