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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Ok they say it takes 21 days to form a new habit so I'm going to be putting that to the test. My last full octane Dr. Pepper was Jan. 1-so by January 22 I should form a new habit and be free of the Dr. Pepper monkey on my back. Now I'm no angel I do still have a diet Dr. Pepper its like my morning coffee-the caffeine gets me going. My goal now is to limit even the diet soda to a max of 2 a day, the rest of my fluid intake will be either water, crystal light, or unsweetned tea.

The other change I'm making into a habit is the exercise. So far I am on a roll of 9 days!! I did the 7 day New You bootcamp challenge and now I am on to the 28 day Bootcamp challenge. I will do a minimum of 3/30 minute cardio sessions a week above and beyond what the bootcamps do. I have been hitting 5 days a week right now but I know there will be weeks that I will need to be content we the 3 days cardio and the strength sessions I get from the bootcamps.

These are all steps in the right direction-this is going to be my year!! I still have 1/2 my life to live and I want to do that in a healthy body I'm proud of.
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    Way to go MOM! You are doing so good! I'm proud of you for kicking that DP habit! You notice the difference a lot! I don't even really crave soda anymore! I enjoy my sweet tea from time to time, but I drink a lot of hot tea and water.

    Keep up the GREAT JOB!

    Love you
    3664 days ago
    I too am a victim of the Dr. Pepper monkey! Today is day 2 of not having any and quite honestly I am wanting one so badly I can hardly stand it. The only thing I drank yesterday besides water was 1/2 can Diet DP. I'm not real crazy about diet soda, so 1/2 can was about all I could do.

    Good luck and keep us posted!
    3664 days ago
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