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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Last year I found out that my cousin will be getting married in October of 2015. My goal was to be at my goal weight by then. I had over a year to make it but now I have only 6 months. It is my own fault that I have done nothing to reach my goals. Yes I did join a gym but I haven't been yet. But Im going TODAY!! My aunt will be home around 5 and soon after she gets home we are all heading to the gym. My aunt has knee issues and my gram is a diabetic with a sore on her toe (so she has to wear a bootie) so they are going to do bikes. Im just going to walk and feel out the gym. See where things are and plan out my routine.

I need to start getting up every morning at 4am to go to the gym. We have only one car and Im my grams caregiver so this is the only time I have for myself. It will be so hard at first but I will get use to it. Just have to tell myself that I can nap when I get home.
I have to eat better. Its that simple. I notice that if I plan things out I can actually stick with it. It will be hard because there are 2 other people here that just eat what they want. I just have to tell myself that they will eat what I fix them because I am the one that does all the cooking. I have to be the one here to put their foot down on eating better.
I AM going to get this done.
I AM going to reach my goals.
I AM going to do it all the healthy way and not starve my self and exercise for hours everyday.
I AM going to keep my confidence level on high.
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    Something about major life events & a time crunch can light a fire under us!
    2259 days ago
    You have a lot of challenges to deal with. Being a caregiver is draining work. The most important thing to remember is that doing something good for yourself is so much better than doing nothing ... even little things.

    I'm not a big fan of relying on "discipline" to get things accomplished. Unless you have a healthier relationship with that word than I do, it ends up feeling like painful work and it's a very limited resource. It's best used to break an occasional bad streak. Even then, the motivation can be something like, "If I just do all my good-for-me-things, for a couple of days, no matter what, I KNOW I'll feel better and have more energy."

    Consider trying to make this whole journey be about self-nurturing, rather than self-discipline.

    You might want to check out a free program called Inside Out Weight Loss. It's a series of podcasts you can listen to to help you ENJOY the process of slimming down and getting fitter and healthier. After a while, the series gets too flaky for some folks, but the first 18 episodes are magic, especially if you've been using the kick-yourself-in-the-butt approach for a long time.

    The link to the podcasts is:
    Scroll to the bottom of that page and click on the number 14, which will take you to the first page of the podcasts.

    If cutting and pasting that address into your browser doesn't work, check to see if SP added some spaces to the line.

    I wish you the best of luck. We paranormal lovers should stick together and be in tip top shape. You never know when the zombie apocalypse is coming, or when we might stumble onto a haunted site that needs exploring!

    PS: If you aren't overwhelmed with other stuff, you should come check out my team Fit to Write. There's a thread there, called let's take 100 positive steps, that you might like.

    2259 days ago
    Getting my exercise in was the part I was worried the most about because I too have time restraints (work full time, single mom). I have been able to get my fitness in 15 minute blasts 2 - 3 times a day without taking time away from my son--lots of it by doing videos here on Spark. Have you thought about doing the 28 day bootcamp here? It takes very little time compared to going to the gym and is something you can do from home while you're caretaking. emoticon
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