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I love this feeling, but why is it so hard?

Thursday, September 05, 2013

So many years on and off the dieting rollercoaster. Lately, I have been feeling the pounds creeping up again and decided to hop back on Sparks. Three whole days doing everything exactly right. I feel wonderful. I can feel the change already happening. One thing I did do differently this time is the amount time and intensity of my workouts. I have always just done the minimum. 30 minutes of cardio at a not so intense pace. This time, I stepped it up to 40 minutes and upped the intensity quite a bit. I have always bee surprised over the years how much better I am at cardio than some of my more "fit" friends. I had a friend who is much smaller than I and has a history of athletic and physical abilities and I could out do her on the circuit. Weird. So, I started thinking that maybe it takes just a little bit more for me to start the burn. Three days of being good and doing everything to Sparks, I stepped on the scale to see if there is any difference. I've dropped about a pound a day. I realize that a lot of this could be water. Everyone always says it...but I'm not a stranger to exercise and drinking my water. I drink between 15-18 glasses of water everyday regardless of dieting or working out. I love water. I do not drink soda's at all and not very much juice. I have 2 cups of coffee in the morning and occasionally will drink straight up tea. Nothing bad there. My point is....why is it that something that makes you feel so wonderful is just so darn hard to get motivated to do? I want this feeling everyday for the rest of my life. I want to feel energy, less stress and feel like I'm doing the best for my body.

Yesterday I went through several outfits that I would like to be able to wear when I'm a little slimmer. One thing I would like to do is put on a pair of knee high boots and have them fit. My calves are way too big for those darn things! I posted them to my Thinner Me Board on Pinterest and will hopefully look at them often to keep myself focused. Next week, I'll take some of these pictures and put them around my house to help me when I'm away from the computer.

Here's to feeling good today. Hoping tomorrow is another!
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