Adopting healthy habits equals positive change
Since adopting healthy eating and activity habits, I've noticed a lot of positive changes in myself. I have more confidence, and I'm happier overall. Plus, I have a lot of energy. I only had a minor (2 pound) uptick in weight over the holiday se... Read more
How I plan to shake up my workouts
I do a variety of exercises (run, walk, spin, Body Pump, Body Combat, yoga), but I can still find myself in a rut if I'm not careful to mix it up. What I've been doing for the past few days is swapping morning workouts for evening workouts. Whic... Read more
Spark Solution challenge
I'm getting ready for the Spark Solution Challenge that starts online next week by reading the book and preparing my shopping list. I'm really looking forward to it, and I believe this will help rev up my weight-loss journey.... Read more
Changes since adopting healthy habits
I've noticed several changes since adopting healthy habits. First of all, my food portions are smaller. I tend to snack less (except for the occasional "slip up"). I am also addicted to fitness. Although I allow myself to take a rest from exerci... Read more
What helps motivate me is to focus on small goals. For example, staying within my calories today or trying a new class at the gym tonight. There are so many so-called baby steps that we can take to make a big difference and stay motivated.
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New healthy habit
I've been busy tracking my fat, protein, etc, and will now start paying more attention to sodium. I rarely add salt to food after it's cooked and try not to add too much while cooking. However, I realize that some of the processed foods I eat ha... Read more
I'm happy to say that I lost my "all-or-nothing" attitude a while ago. I love to exercise and try to fit it in nearly every day, even if it is only a short, brisk walk for 10 minutes. I do allow myself an occasional break, though.
I lost t... Read more
If we didn't use weight to gauge success
Ways, other than weight, to measure success:
Do my clothes fit better?
Do I have more energy?
These are just a couple of non-weight measurements of success, and I'm sure there are many other ways to measure success. Please post your... Read more
Has my journey been painful or an adventure?
I'd have to say my journey so far has been more of an adventure than painful. Sure, I still berate myself from time to time when I don't see results of if I snack too much. However, lately, I've tried to look at it from an objective point-of-vie... Read more
Where I need moderation
I need moderation with regard to evening snacking. I try to eat fairly well all day, but I find myself snacking when I get home and often after dinner. I'm not even hungry most of the time, so I feel it's more due to habit than need. I'll have ... Read more
What motivates me to exercise
I find that just focusing on weight loss as a reason to exercise doesn't always motivate me. My true motivation to exercise daily is that I know I'll feel great and energized.
So, early in the morning, when my bed seems like a much bette... Read more