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Still Running The Race

Friday, February 22, 2013

I didn't realize how long it's been since I last posted here, so here I am. The good news is that I've not stopped working out, but I just haven't taken the time to post here at Sparkpeople. Being a newlywed has kept me much more busier on a daily basis. It seems there are a million things to do. I'm the stepmom now to four, two of which who lives with my husband and me more during the week. I still try hard to make time for myself and exercise. I stay pretty busy on the farm as well. I enjoy being married to a wonderful man.

The New Year started off wonderful for me, as I made a renewed goal to keep up with my workouts and eat better. Some days have been better than others, but I always find time to workout. Right now I'm walking nearly everyday here on the farm where I live. This has helped me in my other cardio programs (Power 90, Slim In 6, Tae Bo, Hip Hop Abs, etc). When the weather is nice I try to get out and walk everyday. Usually it's an hour or 90 minutes. I can't explain the feeling of accomplishment that I get when I'm done. I know that I've given my body something that it needs. Yesterday we had an ice storm here in Missouri where I live. This was the first day that I've missed since starting back walk on February 12th. Everything was just too iced outside. I hope that the weather is better today. I really miss my walks.

I had gotten off track around the holidays with my eating. I still try to fit healthy eating into my daily regimen, but sometimes I fall off track. The good thing is I always get back up and keep going. I bought a small journal that I carry in my purse and I write down everything that I eat daily. This has really helped me. It also makes it easier for me to record in my Sparkpeople nutrition journal. I've been drinking my Shakeology daily for the past two weeks. This has helped to control my overeating and cravings for all the wrong foods. As I sit and write this I feel so blessed to be back on track. I'm sure you all know how difficult things get at times when we're trying to change all the bad habits that got us in the situation in the first place. We didn't do it all overnight, and getting the job done now won't be a quick fix. We have to work towards it each day. It's great to have a supportive community like Sparkpeople to come to and share all our trials and tribulations. I enjoy it here and hope that I can continue to inspire others as I keep a close eye on myself as well. Lord willing, it will happen! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
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  • BOVEY63
    Sure sounds like things are going well for you. Great job on the exercise - hope the weather is better so you can walk.

    1942 days ago
    It sounds like you have a great life.

    We got the same ice storm here in Southern Illinois.

    I hope you have a great weekend too.
    1942 days ago
    Congrats on your marriage and new family. Glad you're still making time for you and your exercise! Keep being an inspiration to us! emoticon
    1942 days ago

    Make Today a Great Day!
    1942 days ago
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