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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

So I've been at my new job for about 3 weeks now. I'm still getting used to the new computer system, new procedures, and new co-workers. I would love to say that I love it here and am super happy, but I think it's a bit early to say that. I think that I will like it, but I'm just not quite in the swing of things yet.

Anyway, I've been eating terrible, not exercising enough, and gaining weight (again). I keep saying that I'm going to get up at around 515am and walk before work. That happens every now and then, but most of the time when the alarm goes off, I either don't get up or I find things that "need" to be done at home. My eating is off the charts terrible. I shoved 4 donuts from Dunkin Donuts in my mouth this morning and washed them down with a sweet tea from McDonald's. For lunch I had several pieces of thin crust pizza. For dinner we are supposed to eat out.

It's a beautiful day today, I should've brought my tennis shoes with me so I could've walked during my lunch, but that didn't happen. So here I sit typing this blog!

I just read a couple of other blogs where the bloggers were on 10 minute a day fitness streaks and it made me feel jealous. I am the only one holding myself back. And am I that lazy that I can't make myself do something for at least 10 minutes a day? It's just ridiculous.

The boyfriend has been asking me to go for walks with him and he's only got about a 50% success rate. I need to start going with him EVERY time he asks. It's not only good for me, it's good for him (he has diabetes) AND it's good for "us".

I think that I am going to start a 10 minute fitness streak of my own. I need to get into better shape or I'll never survive the 10k I'm in on October 12. I've been thinking about what kind of visual tracking system I'll use and I think I'll use a little glass jar and put a glass bead in it after every workout. If I miss a day, all the beads will be removed and I have to start over. PLUS I'd like to start posting a SP blog daily so you all can help hold me accountable too.

So stay tuned for my updates!
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    I'm with TRAVELGRRL...!!!
    How's that 10-minute a day streak going?
    I don't blame you for not wanting to get up at 5:15 (that's just inhumane - unless it's a hiking day... :)), but 10 minutes of walking a day, really? Keep those tennis shoes in your trunk and get moving.
    1369 days ago
    I know just how you feel. You know what is the right thing to do but you just can't make it happen. Well guess what? YOU CAN! It's going to take a good bit of effort, but it is well within your ability!

    Start those streaks and enjoy the consequences! :)
    1373 days ago
    Wow, that was quite a day of awful food!

    You need to start over with babysteps...

    You are right, you are the only one holding yourself back. Aren't you tired of posting the same blog, over and over again, month after month, saying you're not exercising, not eating right? I'm giving you some TOUGH LOVE and telling you to do TWO things tomorrow that are positive: go for the walk, plan a breakfast or lunch, forego the evening snack.

    You can do it, and I'm cheering for you!
    1373 days ago
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