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Update & Revelations

Thursday, June 13, 2013

It's been a little while since I've updated my blog, but I've been forging ahead with my healthy lifestyle change and gaining support from my partners in the Accountability Partners team.

I finally set up my home gym on Monday (well, it's 95% set up, still have a couple of little things to do) and I'm proud to say I've used it on 3 of the 4 days this week! emoticon
I'm a few days behind with the jump rope/pushup challenge, but I'm keeping on going and I'll just finish it a few days late. I'm up to 35 pushups and man, is that hard or what? I only do girly pushups, but the most I can do in a set is 14 so it takes me a while to do 35! Tomorrow is 40, someone please help me!

I weighed myself with my new scales on Monday morning, and I'm down 2.3kg (that's about 5lbs for all you imperial measurers!)!!! Yay! emoticon
I snuck another look tonight and I'm down another half a kilo (about a pound) this week (and that's weighing at the end of the day after eating & drinking, so I'm hoping that means it's actually more than that!). Woot!! I try not to weigh too often as I tend to overanalyse the result and that can be demotivating, but I thought one sneaky peek couldn't hurt, could it?!

I've rediscovered my Turbo Jam DVDs - I'd forgotten what a good workout they can be! I'm going to start a little Turbo Jam regime next week, stay tuned for my goal update blog on the weekend!

I've gone off track with my eating/drinking (!!!) a few days but I've forgiven myself for that and put it behind me. I have noticed a real link between exercise and eating habits though...I think I always knew the link was there, but didn't really pay attention until my accountability partner mentioned it. What I've noticed is that when I exercise, I am more motivated and find it easier to keep my eating/drinking under control. It just happens naturally. This week is a good example...I started the week really well, exercised and ate well on Monday & Tuesday. Then Wednesday, I ate well all day, got home and didn't exercise, then pigged out and sat on the lounge all night. That carried on into today where I ate badly all day until tonight when I actually exercised and now I'm going to have a healthy dinner. It's all linked together!! Which is telling me that if I can just make exercise a really regular habit, even walking the dog on my rest days, then I can SO do this!!!

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    Look at those kgs melting away!!! Oh, and....3-4 times in the gym this week!? That's AWESOME!! I'm going to go check your next post because you would have to have incredible restraint not to check the scale first thing in the morning after you posted this entry! I wouldn't be able to resist--good or bad. I often end up making a deal with myself before getting on the scale so I can prepare my emotions:

    If it's under ____ life will go on.
    If it's under ____ I'll be happy.
    If it's under ____ I'll be so so excited!! YEEEEE!!!
    And , if it's under ____ I'll be overwhelmed with joy and probably crap myself (and probably step on again right after I crap myself to see how much of a difference that made)!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    That is wonderful! You are doing a great job getting healthier. So glad you are not beating yourself up over the eating! The rest of us SP would have beaten you up if you had! emoticon emoticon
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    Go Girl you are doing well. You have got off to a great start. emoticon emoticon
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    You are doing great! Yes there is a link between eating healthy and exercise .. I found it a couple of years ago .. I love the endorphine rush I get when I exercise . Helps me feel so good.. Great Blog. I am marking i like it ...
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