Creating a habit

Thursday, May 16, 2013

I really think that I needed SparkPeople just to ensure I build good habits. I find that logging food stresses me out so I dont. I joined a Facebook challenge of eating more fruit and veg and then I just report the amount of fruit and veg I have. It makes me want to build my meals around the fruit and veg.

I'm exactly the opposite with my exercise. I plan my exercise and check that I am way ahead of what I set as my goal in the tracker. I also discovered that whilst I enjoyed the fact that I could do a modified insanity for almost two rounds (120 days) I much prefer dancing and weights as part of my workout. I have joined a free you tube program which is called BeFitIn90 and I'm on day 37. It's 35 minutes a day 5 days a week. On my days off I do rockin body with Shawn T. I also try to add either a Shawn T workout or a playout (paying bootcamp workouts) for an additonal 20-30 minutes.

I'm on auto pilot before I start exercising and I rarely skip it. Even when I know I will be doing some walking later in the day I don't count that as my exercise just as an added bonus.

I call exercise my Prozac..

Another major breakthrough with food is that although I still overeat I am able to stop mid-binge and put whatever I'm eating down or pass it to some other family member. I'm from the clean the plate club so this is huge for me and makes me really happy.
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  • OOLALA53
    Nice job on passing that extra food on. It IS huge.
    1797 days ago
    Good for you! I'm the same way with my tracking food and exercise (i.e. I don't track food but I'm religious with my exercise). It's great what you discovered about dance and weights. Honor that and enjoy it! Our lives were meant to be enjoyed!
    1799 days ago
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  • JIBBIE49
    My adult children do the P90X and P90X2 and have had great results. There is Booty Ballet for those who like to dance.
    1799 days ago
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