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A "not so profound" moment

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

So TC and I were jogging and walking this morning at the butt-crack-of-dawn. Eight miles. Walked 1/2, jogged 3 continuously (no, still not easy yet), and walked 4.5 more.

And while I was jogging and feeling sorry for myself, I had a profound thought -- I would NOT have to work out so hard if I could just control what goes in my mouth! emoticon

I hafta tell you, I can do a LOT of damage calorie-wise between dinner and bedtime!

So I am back to striving for 100% in ALL areas, not just one or two. That's my "aha" moment for the day.

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  • LAURELSPARK
    Sounds easy,right?..............eat less/work out less...........simple, right?...........NOT!
    2861 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9922996
    There's no question that what you put in is a lot more important than what you put out. If you think about the average calorie load in your favorite treat and how long you would have to work out to "cancel" it out, you can see how impossible it is to manage the equation from the exercise side. Plus, it's a lot easier to move when you're slimmer. It's like the rich get richer...
    2862 days ago
  • TRAVELISMYGAME
    So true! I have thought about that all month. 582 fitness minutes doesn't mean a whole lot when I've been stuffing my face with junk food!

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    Tiffany
    2862 days ago
  • NANCY-
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    Great thoughts. Isn't it wonderful the mini vacation walking/running gives us. We get to clear our head and get a bit zen like for awareness to come.
    Keep on Sparking!
    2862 days ago
  • MLH148
    This is GREAT! Keep training - you're inspiring.
    2862 days ago
  • LESLIESENIOR
    Woof, Woof! I just rewarded myself with a frozen yogurt. It wasn't the frozen yogurt....... it was my motives I question. I was tired and feeling like I "deserved it". When I feel "entitled" I know I'm in trouble.

    But, I can't believe the mileage you and TC put in on a regular basis........AND.........putting a 3 mile continuous run in the middle of it. Extraordinary!!!!

    Leslie
    2862 days ago
  • AJDOVER1
    It's amazing what thoughts come into my head while I'm torturing my body.

    Great job on your jogging/walking! Three miles isn't easy for me either, but I realized this week that the first mile was somewhat less agonizing. I think I'm making progress!
    2862 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12229405
    The calories in verses calories out. Make a list of your favorite evening go to snacks and write down the calories and then figure out how many minutes you have to exercise to burn it off. Then ask yourself. Is it worth it? emoticon
    2862 days ago
  • BIGLITTLEWOMAN
    If only thinking burned more calories.

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    2862 days ago
  • ANYVAR54
    You need to just keep reminding yourself of this fact, and / or perhaps choose better snacks. Nothing wrong with a healthy snack at night.
    2862 days ago
  • EBEAMS
    LOL ... it is one of those "well, duh" moments, isn't it? Welcome to my same reality except I don't have the late night eating problem. I just seem to have a body that loves to hang on to EVERY single thing that passes my lips. I find balance in knowing that I love my exercise and I am controlling my eating - 90% of the time at least! Nice job on your 3 mile run today ... and 8 miles total is FABULOUS! Rock on!
    2863 days ago
  • GETFIT2LIVE
    You got it--exercise and eating have to be in balance and work together, otherwise we're defeating ourselves before we start. You can do it!
    2863 days ago
  • JILLIANISREADY
    I need to teach myself on how to control when I am hungry and bored. I will work on that this week!
    2863 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4653029
    Good for you! Keep striving for the best results for you!
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    2863 days ago
  • MAKAMBO
    Right on! What goes into the mouth is extremely important... So many things to balance out!
    2863 days ago
  • FLORIDAJOE1
    That IS profound - if you don't eat it, you don't have to burn it off. That is one of the unexpected benefits of exercise - realizing how much it takes to burn off one cookie or candy bar. Keep at it and build those good habits into your lifestyle.
    2863 days ago
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