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Perception is Everything

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Perception is everything. I've noticed when I perceive myself as an active and attractive person, I make good, healthy choices. When I have one of those days when I feel like a fat slug, I make poor choices. So how does one control one's self-perception?
I've been lazy this past week I've eaten out a lot instead of cooking healthy meals. Tonight we went to dinner and I was craving a salad. When I got to the restaurant, I saw a plate of nachos. My craving instantly changed. I am so weak sometimes. I took pride in the fact there were lots of veggies on top of the nachos. Really, I did.
I have been working on that hateful exercise/position called planks. This exercise looks so easy but sends my entire body into a quivering mass of jello within seconds! I've noticed just after a few days, one minute doesn't seem as long as it did originally. I even managed the side plank. I'll keep working on it.
I need to add more strength training to my "workouts". I use that term loosely as my "workouts" have been sporadic spurts of activity! I have not jogged in over a week All of that time spent on the couch potato to 5k runner will be wasted if I'm not careful. I have done some walking and hiking. I enjoy being active with my husband and he hates to run so...I opt to go for a hike with him instead of running by myself. Better planning would solve that problem.
So, this week I will make strong efforts to run at least 2 days, strength training 2 days, walk 2 days, and eat more vegetables every day. I can't just quit. I have to keep pushing myself in the right direction.
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    Dietinggargoyle, good luck on finding your motivation! I think I find mine everyday, I just have trouble holding on to it long enough to do anything!!
    It is hard and it does take time. I know I didn't gain 50 pounds over night so I probably win't lose it that fast!!

    2497 days ago
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    Ahhh the dreaded planks. I agree- those are evil- but the do get better over time. Of course its been quite some time since I did them- I'm working on getting my motivation going again. My LW is getting a walking schedule for her and some friends in place, and I may end up joining in when I dont have to work, but what I really need to do is to get back into my routine of working out with my XBOX stuff when I get home in the mornings. I feel so much better when I get that 20-30 minute workout in, and just havent been making the effort. Thanks for the reminder :-)
    2498 days ago
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