Thursday, March 07, 2013

Wow, it's been a little while (cough) since I've blogged or even been on SP at all. I've been very lax in my exercising, and getting more and more lax in my food choices.

My weight has been maintaining the mid 140's, but my fitness is sorely lacking, and it's my own fault. This week, that has begun to change. I'm ready and motivated to work out regularly, I have two races at the end of the summer that will require more than the ability to run 3 miles (Spartan and Warrior), and I need to start preparing NOW.

Today I was watching some of Zuzana Light's videos, a ZWOW and some of her tips and food things. In one of her videos, she talks about how we have to motivate ourselves, and what we can do to help that along. One thing she really stressed was to write down the benefits to these changes we're making. WHY is it a good thing to work out daily? WHY is it a good thing to eat a certain way? We need these reminders so we can stick to it!

So, with that...

Benefits of exercising daily:
emoticon More energy
emoticon Better sleep
emoticon Better mood
emoticon Muscle definition
emoticon Happy - endorphins!
emoticon Better outlook on everything - perspective

Benefits of eating clean:
emoticon Stomach feels better
emoticon More energy
emoticon No headaches
emoticon Better mood
emoticon Fat I'm carrying will get burned
emoticon Cheaper than junk

Hmmmmm, several of those benefits overlap.

Amazing, eh? emoticon

Stick to it, Sparkers! emoticon
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  • JSPIN74
    emoticon good internal conversation here...thanks for having it externally so i can feed off it too!
    1873 days ago
    Love that you included Z. I know looking at her meals makes me want to eat healthier too!
    1873 days ago
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