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The New Tree

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

So today I begin working on my new tree. A little play on the saying, "turning over a new leaf." I'm going to build my tree one leaf at a time, and today I made some decisions about how to go about doing that. Usually, I have some grand plan, and within about two weeks I'm no where. So, I'm going in the opposite direction.. I'm going to exercise for at least 10 minutes a day. But I am going to keep the kind of exercise varied..some days I'll ride the bike, for sure, but I'm kind of sick of the bike. So other days, I'll go for a walk, others I'll do a dvd, others, I'll play on our new xbox kinect (we have Harry Potter and Star Wars, and I'm very excited about both of those! We also have a game with all kinds of sports that Tony was playing the other day, not sure what sports are on it, but I know beach volleyball is!). It's about bringing activity to the lifestyle, not adhering to the same old routine, that just wasn't working for me.

My second goal is to track my food, eating about 1600 calories a day.. about 300 for breakfast, 400 for lunch, 5 hundred for dinner, and mid- morning and afternoon snacks, and a little treat for nighttime..

My third goal is to include 5 fruits and veggies in those calories.

My fourth goal is at least 8 cups of water daily.

I don't think I'm biting off more than I can chew because this is all stuff that has been pretty routine for me for a lot of the last few months, except for the last one. But if I start to feel overwhelmed, I'll re-visit the plan. I think it will be fine though.

Off to get my day going.
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    What a great idea - bringing activity to the lifestyle, rather than just scheduling the same routine each day. You're right, that invites boredom, but laying claim to "ten minutes of activity" is a wonderful way of looking at it.
    2892 days ago
    I'm so excited that you are nurturing this beautiful tree, you deserve it! I played Just Dance with my kids on the Wii today. It was just a couple songs, but it was fun AND I was moving!
    Happy 2013!
    2893 days ago
    Looks like a great place to start Tina! I am planning to get the Wii Fit going again this week for that very reason....it's fun and a little different way to get 10-20 min. of exercise in outside of the gym scene. We're going to do it this year Tina! I just feel it!
    2893 days ago
    Great plan Tina! Nothing too drastic, and the water will become easier, just remember where all the bathrooms are.
    2893 days ago
    You can do it Tina! Here's to a great 2013!
    2893 days ago
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