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Sunday, February 10, 2013

I decided to gradually work myself back into my healthy lifestyle. I know what to do so I started the steps needed! I set my goals. Then I got sick which set me back a few days, but I have made a point to check in here on Sparks everyday! Then my hubby who is a truck driver got a run to Las Vegas and it coincided with my youngest daughter and grandson being able to meet us along the way for a visit. So of course I was going. We had a wonderful week but I hated that I wasn't starting my new workout program that I wanted. So I reminded myself baby steps and do what I could along the way. I ordered the Spark to read on my nook. Keeping my mind aware. (Great book so far by the way, don't know why I haven't read it before!)
We went on about a 2 mile hike while visiting with my daughter. I tried to stretch every time we stopped and did as much walking around as I could when we would stop. The biggest thing that I did was be aware. I was aware of what I was eating and the portions. Although I could have eaten healthier I did improve on what had been being. We got home and I expected the scale to show no change because although I did better and made some small changes it hadn't been anything very drastic. Boy was I surprised when I stepped on the scale this morning and I had lost 4.5 lbs!
WOOHOO moment and AH HA moment! Awareness is the first key to Results! Which I knew but had forgotten! So excited to be able to really work on getting healthy again! I know what mistakes I have made and am ready to move forward and forget those past mistakes but remember the lessons that I have learned from them!
Gonna do my first real workout tonight and I am really excited about it! Tomorrow I will be making a menu for the week and going to the grocery store to make it happen! One day at a time, one step at a time, one meal and workout at a time! This girl is gonna make this happen!
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    Thank you all for your encouragement on my blog!

    Will be coming around to visit each one of you personally!

    1954MARG You don't have a spark page yet but you are so right! You should consider setting yours up. It is a great way for people to stop and leave you encouragement! It really helps in your journey when you need it the most!!
    1928 days ago
  • BERRY4
    All the parts DO work together. (I like the premise of the "Equilibrium Matters" team. It just isn't very active.)
    Sometimes you can't point to one thing that changed, but those little steps, moving in the direction you want to be, DO make a difference!

    And yes, I did enjoy reading "The Spark." I borrowed it from my library a year or so back and made notes in a journal about what I learned. Very useful / practical / inspiring!
    Have a great week--getting back into the "swing" of things! emoticon
    1929 days ago
    Great attitude! You are on the right track!!! Do some planning and aim to get it right MOST of the time!!!!
    Hugs to you!
    Ute from NY
    1929 days ago
  • 2009-2016
    Yes, awareness is step one and it also sounds like you were very mindful of what you were eating (not obsessive, just mindful which is wonderful.)

    BLC22 will start in June. I will let you know when the doors open for you to register. We're now called TRUE BLUE! Would love to have you on our team. Tania is back as of this round, and I love to see the old-timers! xo
    1929 days ago
    Good for you! Used that week well and prepared yourself to workout and what a great thing to get you motivated! I have to buy that book soon : ) have a great week!
    1929 days ago
  • 1954MARG
    Nothing helps so much as experience and practice. Keep going, girl!
    1929 days ago
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