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This Is The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Corny? Yes. True? Also yes! I rediscovered this article: www.sparkpeople.com/reso

Boy, does the first step ring true! I'm so good at making excuses, but not taking responsibility for my thinking. I've known for a long time that the one change I need to make that will impact everything is regular exercise. Yet it's the one thing, time and time again, that I find excuses not to start doing. Regular exercise will:

~ Lower my blood pressure
~ Raise my (extremely low!) HDL
~ Help regulate my blood sugar
~ Help me sleep better
~ Loosen up my joints
~ Help me lose weight
~ Balance my menopausal mood swings
~ Help me de-stress

So why haven't I started? Actually, I HAVE started. Many, many times. I'll do well for a day, or two, or even three, then stop. I'll use every excuse under the sun, most of which aren't even remotely valid:

* I need new shoes
* I need comfier clothes
* It's too hot out
* It's too cold out
* It's too windy out
* There's no breeze and it's too sticky

You get the idea. *rolling my own eyes at ME* emoticon

So I'm going to start doing like the article suggests and writing down what goes through my head, then making it an 'I' statement, taking responsibility for my choices. This should be interesting!

By the way, today's exercise will be walking laps at our local Relay For Life. It's not too late to donate, so here's the link if you'd like to help! Thanks in advance!

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    Thanks, Denise!!! Right back at you! emoticon
    2914 days ago
    Awesome blog Teresa! This is going to be one of the hardest things you've ever done but you can do it. Think of how good you will feel physically but also emotionally when you accomplish something you've worked so long and hard for.

    I'm here with and for you!
    2915 days ago
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