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Determined to walk today!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

I am week two into my trying again healthy lifestyle.

I am setting weekly goals and blogging about them-- thanks to a SP friend! Last week was successful. I lost 3 pounds. I think that had more to do with drinking my water everyday and not colas. I also was more conscious of what I was eating.

I didn't walk like I needed to though. I only walked one time. My goal for this week was to walk 4 times. I have walked any yet!

I am working on my motivation to walk. I do not know why I am not walking! I do enjoy walking once I start. I enjoy listening to my music. I enjoy having the time to myself to think and pray. But I just have not done it.

... why am I giving myself excuses?? No more!

I have my workout clothes packed and ready to go for this afternoon, so that I have no excuses! If it is raining, then I will use one of my dvds. So there, a plan with a back-up. I'm ready.

I read several blogs this morning that have given me motivation. Thank you SP friends and team members who are so positive and encouraging. That's what I need--- to know that people are going through the same issues that I am, and that they are choosing to live healthy and reaching their goals. They are walking. They are exercising. I can too!

I want to reach my goals. In order to do that. I have to walk.
I am determined to get it done!

I tell my students at school that I can only show them what they need to learn, but that they have to take responsibility and learn it for themselves. I can't learn it for them.
It sounds like I need to practice what I preach! No one can walk for me. No one can lose this weight for me. I have to do it for myself.
I have to walk.
I have to drink my water.
I have to eat the right foods.

I will post a reply tonight.... after I go for my walk.
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    I know what you are saying when you don't know how(or want) to start, even though you know it's something you've enjoyed. You mean to exercise, you even write it down in the planner, you talk about it, you think about it but you never do it! This is my problem right now! I am glad to see you starting out so well it gives me motivation to start too :) Good Luck!
    1930 days ago
    emoticon Great JOb!!! I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT emoticon
    1932 days ago
    WTG for making the commitment and then no letting anything including the weather stop you.
    I too love walking but in the colder weather it is harder, even in N CA so cold to me is like 50's. Butthe more that I do it the more I want to do it. Great results.
    I know you can keep walking and keeping true to you. Just keep trying each day. I think you will find that it gets easier as time goes by,
    1932 days ago
    Yeah!!! I kept my promise!!

    I did one of the walking videos since it was raining. I have to tell you that I did NOT want to do it, but because I had made the commitment to all of my SP friends. I knew that I HAD to do it. Thank you for holding me accountable! I did not want to post on here that I had not followed through.

    Whew! I'm so glad that I did it. I will get my walking stuff ready for tomorrow, so that there are no excuses tomorrow!
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    1933 days ago
    Keep up positive thinking and you will succeed! Sometimes we have to force ourselves to do something but find out getting started is the so-called problem.
    1934 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    May God Help Us To Open The Door To Our Heart to Him! God Bless YOU! Vic.
    1934 days ago
    Thanks for sharing
    1934 days ago
    One of my favorite Sparkpeople motivational posters is the one that says "You are not what you say; you are what you do." Keep that in mind and I look forward to seeing your post that you completed this goal today. One day at a time!
    1934 days ago
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