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Day 4

Friday, October 28, 2011

Yesterday was not so bad. I ate pretty well and didn't do a lot of mindless eating. In fact, I don't think any did any mindless eating. emoticon

I did not make it to the gym as planned. I was dressed first thing in the morning but somehow I let hubby talk me into going to the Cherry Hill Mall and start some Christmas shopping. It didn't take much coaxing.

I put on my Sketchers Shape-ups and each step I took at the mall was quick and purposeful. AND I made no stops at the food court. emoticon I drank a diet Sprite and kept it moving for a good hour or so.

I came home and took a rest because rest is an important part of my physical health. When the little one came home I took her to physical therapy and used that hour as my quiet time to do some knitting and reading.

When I returned home, the kids had ordered Papa John's pizza. I had a choice of fighting the temptation and being miserable or giving in. I chose to check out how many WW points one slice would be for an XL slice. It was 9 points. I had 10 points left for the day, so it was all good. I enjoyed my slice without any guilt. emoticon

By this time in the evening I'm pretty tired. But since I took my rest in the afternoon both physically and mentally, I had just enough energy left to get in some exercise.

I stretched, jumped rope, hula-hooped and added in some bicep curls with 10lb weights for good measure.

It was a good day!

Today I'm dressed for the gym. AGAIN. Let's see if I can make it there this time. emoticon
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  • CAROLZ1967
    If you can get in a routine of doing it first thing, that does help. Then it's out of the way and other activities won't tempt you to not get it in. Also, by putting it off until night, fatigue and family activities or needs can influence us to skip it as well. I know those sort of things affect me so that is why it's a big priority for me to get it done first thing. I'm in a much better mood all day and feel proud I did it and it's not hanging around my neck like a weight...on my mind all day of "I still have to do that". That can domino too, to where it's not just a drag but I start negative self-talk too, which is never good and may domino as well and affect my meal or food choices. So it's ideal all the way around if I get it done first thing! But I have no spouse home to influence me either! But on weekends I do and he's not the most supportive either ("can't you take a day off?") and so to not risk that influence, I typically get up before him and a little bit before the kids (maybe 7 or 7:30) so that stuff can't stop me or get me to change my mind. I'd rather really sleep in on a Sat but I figure 7 am is at least 2 more hours of sleep and I figure it's what I have to do if I want to avoid the husband or family pressure to skip my workout. It's really about choices and those are the choices I've decided to make to stick to my goals. Maybe you could encourage your husband to go to gym with you? If he won't and wants to sleep still, leave his lazy but at home and go do something good for YOU! Try to change how you look at the situation...not "poor me, I've got to workout" but "I'm the smart or lucky one b/c I'm doing something good for myself " or something like that. Our attitude has a lot of impact on our success too! You're doing great! :-)
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  • LINDAJ0621
    Good for you! Sounds like you are going in the right direction now. Hope you have a wonderful workout at the gym!
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