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Day 1 of the Rest of my Life

Monday, May 13, 2013

Today is day 1 of the Spark Solution Challenge aka day 1 of the rest of my life! Friday I did my shopping, Sunday I prepped some things. Where I live I can't follow the meal plan exactly because I can't get the ingredients. I will be making a lot of substitutions but I will still be better off than I was. My plan this time is to make small changes, two small changes a week while increasing my fruits and veggies. No eliminating whole groups or items, just limiting unhealthy choices while increasing healthy ones. Here are my planned changes for this week:

1. No large jugs of chocolate milk - I've been drinking about 2 gallons (YEP 2 GALLONS!!!) of chocolate milk a WEEK! I haven't even been using a cup, I just drink right out of the jug! emoticon Not any more! If I want chocolate I can buy a chocolate bar, if I REALLY NEED chocolate milk I can buy a small carton instead.
2. 10 minutes of fitness per day - I'm not sure why I find this so hard, probably just because I'm not used to it. My average work week is 4 days, I leave for work at about 8:20 am and I'm home by 4:00 pm. I go to bed around 9 pm. That leaves me 5 hours on work days and 13 hours on my days off. That's 300 minutes on work days, 780 minutes on days off. Somehow I can't seem to spend 10 minutes on fitness.... that's insane! Starting today I will focus for 10 minutes on fitness. It's not a lot to ask of my mind or my body lol.

On top of those two goals I also want to drink more water and track my food. These two are not my main goals but will help me overall. It only takes 5 minutes to track my food and I can do that while watching TV lol.

As long as today is better than yesterday I will be one step ahead. If tomorrow is better than today, I'm two steps ahead. One small step at a time, it's not going to be easy, I'm going to have to face fears, cravings, challenges, but I will get there. If this time next year I am eating better, working out daily, I will be overjoyed. But for now I will focus on today.

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    Good Plan. One day at a time. Just don't lose focus. You are doing great.
    By next week, exercise 20 min./day; divide it into two 10 min. segments. Eventually, 3 - 10 min./segments. 10 in the morning, 10 (like a walk) right after lunch, and 10 when you get home. When I first started to exercise/walk, years ago, I found that I can't sit down when getting home from work - just put your sneaks on and get out the door. No time to think otherwise.
    Good Luck!
    2345 days ago
    Best of luck!
    2345 days ago
    emoticon You're doing great! emoticon
    2347 days ago
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