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Keeping It Simple, Keeping It Real

Saturday, May 17, 2014

I am four days away from completing my first month. I am very happy with how my comeback is going so far.

I set a simple goal---one that I felt certain I could reach, and that was to walk 2 miles a day, six days a week. Actually, I started out wanting to walk 1 mile each morning and 2 miles each afternoon, but then my schedule made that too difficult, so I modified the goal after the first week. And I did it!

Last week I purchased 4 new DVD's to keep things interesting and fresh. I discovered a new fitneses trainer who does walking DVDs--Jessica Smith. I love Leselie Sansone, but I've practically memorized her routines and her commentary, so I needed a change of pace.

I'm already working on my new goals for Month #2. I will continue to walk 1 mile each day, but I'll mix it up with outdoor walking, dancing, my Coach Nicole DVD's. The new goal won't be miles per day but minutes per day.

In addition I'm also focusing on nutrition: learning more about food, whole foods in particular, and ways to prepare them; I'm spending more time looking for easy, healthy recipes to try out.

I also schedule my workouts on my tablet's planner----just like I schedule my job assignments and other activities.

I know how easy it is for me to get sidetracked, to make excuses, to fall off the wagon, so I'm setting myself up for success.

1. Schedule in my activities.
2. Keep learning about fitneses and nutrition and my body.
3. Make my goals reasonable and reachable.
4. Have fun doing it.

After all, this is not a punishment. It is not about pushing my body to its limits to see how much pain I can inflict on myself. It's about keeping my body in the best shape possible so I have stamina and energy and good health for a long life.

It's not about denying myself ice cream cones and potato chips---but about fueling my body with the things God gave me to enjoy for food. If I eat a cookie or a candy bar, I will enjoy it and not feel like a failure...and then I will get right back into my healthy eating plan.

Moderation is my new key word!!!!
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