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Day 4 - 100 DWL

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

After a few rough days filled with migraines, I'm confident I can continue on this path if I keep thinking of it in these terms. Did I feel like drinking water? No, I didn't. I would've rather drank soda. But I drank water anyway. I had some soda, but I primarily had water. This probably seems so tiny to so many people on Spark, but it is really, REALLY huge for me. I have struggled to drink even 4-8 oz. of water a day for years now, so to be drinking 1-2 bottles per day seems so unreal to me. But I feel like this is one of my biggest battles and I'm doing it, so it does boost my confidence. I think my journey isn't going to be nearly as stringent as I thought it would have to be because those black and white expectations cause me to self-sabotage. It's going to look different than I thought, but I'm okay with that if it still brings me to the same destination. Rather than running to my destination, I'm going to look around during my journey, take my time, and enjoy myself. It's not the right way for everyone, but maybe it's the right way for me because the stringent way certainly hasn't worked for me.

My narrow road might look something like this:
Veggies with every meal
Fruits every day
Half my body weight in water intake
At least 30 minutes of cardio daily
At least 20 minutes of ST 3-5 times weekly

My wider road might look something like this:
1-2 fruits or veggies per day
Some water every day
Some intentional movement every day
A purposeful act of self care every day

I'm still moving forward and I'm proud. emoticon
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Great plans in place. You have a great range to stay within. I like your positive thinking.

    I've never been a pop (the bubbles and me don't get along) or coffee drinker and I don't have any issues drinking water. You could be missing the taste or the caffeine (which could be causing the migraines too). Something I thought about that may be of help that you can use or not use. My feelings will not be hurt. I like to add lemon or lime slices and occasionally some other fruit for a bit of flavor. Or you could try sparkling water. Or maybe a soda stream and make your own sparkling water. Just something to think about.
    219 days ago
  • ALOFA0509
    You have a Solid Plan! emoticon Plotting along and staying consistent with your goals will help you get there emoticon .. Awesome Goals emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    220 days ago
  • EOWYN2424
    have a great week!
    220 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    220 days ago
    I burned myself out in month 2 and started hurting myself doing 30 mins cardio every day, so I'd recommend at least one rest day a week (whether scheduled or on a "wider road" day)
    220 days ago
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