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7 weeks back on track

Sunday, April 07, 2013

I lost my way, like so many, and I came back also like so many. I'm almost back to the old "new" me. My energy level is up. My motivation is high (most of the time). My food choices are back to 95% healthy. My fitness needs some tweaking, but I am working on that. For the past 3 weeks I had to curtail my exercise due to an awful cough, however, that is getting better every day.
I have integrated a new Spark recipe every week to broaden my menus. I have been working on the April challenge eating a healthy breakfast and working out at least 10 minutes in the morning. (been doing a segment from a fitness DVD)
I read an article about a week ago which simply said: eat something within the first hour of waking. This actually has helped me. DH is a night owl and we always eat breakfast together which ends up to be about 3 hours after I get up. I grab a piece of fruit to munch on before breakfast.
I have also been working on my sleeping habits. I now turn off the computer at least an hour before bedtime. I downloaded some relaxing music on my tablet and listen to this while falling asleep. I can set a timer on this so it is really working out. I fall asleep and wake up more relaxed than ever.
So over all this journey is once again moving forward and I am a better person for that.
Thanks to all those Sparkers that have been helping me along the way...can't say enough about how I cherish you. Thanks for stopping by. Let's stay healthy together this week. HUGS to all ( never get too many of these)
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    Sounds awesome! You are doing great!!
    1899 days ago
    Glad to have you back. Keep up the good work you are a motivator to me.
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  • JUSTA123
    emoticon That is awesome, falling astray happens lord I Know, hoping to get a streak going ... emoticon
    1903 days ago
  • ZIGGY122
    Glad your back, Hope your feeling better and soon rid of your cough emoticon
    1903 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    It is never to late to hop back on the Spark wagon! You are such a great Spark friend and offer so much to this great site so I hope you never stray too far. I agree with Jackie that once a sparker, always a sparker!
    Keep up the great work and we will keep on encouraging you and sparking you on!
    I agree that breakfast is so so important, for years I never really ate it but now I make sure I eat a good breakfast before heading into work.
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    Thanks so much for stopping by and all your kind comments on my new pics that I posted! It is always so great to receive that encouragement!
    Have a great Sunday and a healthy week!
    Hugs to you, Holly emoticon emoticon
    1904 days ago
    Way to go! I get up really early (5:30 am) and with all the hubub, wasn't eating within 1 hr. of getting up. I've heard that from so many sources (and read it too) so . . . working on doing that and it makes a huge difference! With anything you're trying to make a habit it takes time. Keep pushing! You can do it and so glad you're back.

    1904 days ago
    Barb, Your blog today filled my heart with joy. You are doing an awesome job and I am so happy that you came back. Have a wonderful and healthy week, my friend. emoticon
    1904 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Glad you are back and doing so well. Knew you would, once a sparker always a sparker. Kinda like riding a bike, you never forget how.
    Keep moving forward you are doing a great job. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    1904 days ago
    Finding our way back is such a gratifying part of this journey...glad we are doing it together.
    1904 days ago
    Another rut going on here. Can't seem to pull it all together. Thanks to your post, I'll put more effort into it.
    1904 days ago
    Barb. I am so happy that you are on the healthy road. I too read the article about eating something within a hour, but if I eat early in the morning it upsets my stomach. I never thought to just eat a piece of fruit and breakfast later. emoticon for the idea. I am tweaking my exercise too, I am in a rut. It is getting nice out so I am going to take a walk before breakfast emoticon let's see if I can do it. Yesterday, I took a walk, but it was after 1pm We can do it. We just have to emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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