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Monday, May 14, 2012

So many pieces to put together. I run from fire to fire in my life. I get distracted. I get exhausted. I get discouraged. I need help. I feel as if I don't have enough time, energy, or money to take care of my life. Things are falling apart all around me, and I stand here in the middle of it, wide-eyed and frozen. Where is my life raft?
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    This sounds so much like me and my life. I am married and have two girls that suck the money out of me. I have two jobs, working between 56 and 64 hours per week, just to make ends meet. I often get discouraged and am "always" exhausted. My sleep schedule is rough, since one of my jobs is a day job and the other is a night job. There are days when I don't get to sleep at all.

    I love to exercise, but I also love to eat, which often makes my exercising feel like a waste of time.

    I'm slowly working at this, but can't seem to lose weight either.

    Here are some tips that I know worked for me, it's just hard to keep them going:

    1.) Eat small portions more often throughout the day, rather than big portions just a few times per day.
    2.) Drink a glass of water before every meal....you will eat less. :)
    3.) Take lots of short breaks at work to just walk around and move my body.
    4.) Do my workouts in the mornings....I feel so much better throughout the day.
    5.) Find someone you can communicate with every day to hold you accountable for things. I found a Spark Friend about a year ago on here and we've been great friends since. We live in totally different states, but we text and message each other regularly to hold each other accountable for our workouts and eating. :-) We've never actually met, but we will someday! :-)

    Hope these few tips are helpful to you. :-)

    Stay positive. You can do it! :-)

    2840 days ago
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