"Never wait for the proper mood to start a thing, nor until the spirit moves you. Make your own mood. Make your own spirit. How? ACT. Do something Ė anything. Inspiration seldom generates action. Action always creates inspiration." -Author Unknown
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Thank you for commenting on my blog "How Far I've Come". I'm glad you found this helpful and for me, it's all about making small changes. When I was younger, I was totally short-term mentality. I would diet like crazy, exercise like crazy, and lose the weight, but after I developed asthma and especially after I started treatment for it, that strategy didn't work anymore. Now I'm about a healthier lifestyle and trying to do it all at once for me just became overwhelming so I broke it into small goals.
I started out this year with very small goals: * 7 hours of sleep because this a goal for the most part I've mastered and want to stay on track with. I have found that I never want to go under this amount of sleep and if I ever get more, that's great, but for the most part, this is the most my body will sleep. * 10 min of exercise because I know that exercise will allow me not to have to deprive myself of food as much. When I look at those low calorie diets, I'm like starving, but the 1500 and above range is more doable. 10 minutes of exercise for 6 days a week meant that I would have a better calorie range and only smaller adjustments in my eating would be needed. * 15 minute meals. I had timed my eating and I finish a meal in 10 minutes! Well, no wonder I'm always hungry and eating more than I need to. It takes 20 minutes for the mind to tell the body, I'm full!
I was hoping to be much further this year than I am now, but over the course of the year, I lost my job, 2 uncles, and now an aunt. Then I found out after the news of losing my aunt that another uncle has prostate cancer. I lost the 2 uncles and aunt to cancer and now another one will be battling it. To say the least, it's been a stressful year! So progress has been slow, but my goals for next week based on how I did this week is as follows: * 7 hrs sleep * 3 cups water (I'm doing great during the week drinking over this amount, but got to work on my weekends so I'm drinking this amount. Getting better, but not there yet.) * 25 Spark Points. I find that if I do the stuff that gives me SparkPoints also helps my journey. * 2 servings of fruit. I'm pretty much there during the week so it's the weekends again that I need to get on board with and meet this goal. (Once mastered, I will go to 3 and my final goal will be 4. I want to eat fruit at almost all my meals and as 1 or both my snacks) * 1 serving of vegetables (I can eat more than this, but I need to consistently eat 1 serving of vegetables a day. When I mastered this, I will raise the goal until I'm at like 4 or 5. I'm thinking if I'm eating more fruits and veggies that will be a healthy, natural way to reduce the junk in my diet.) * 15 minutes of exercise 6 days a week (on my rest day, I want it to be stretching eventually. I'm starting with 5 minutes of stretching and going from there. Also on a rest day, it means I'm not doing any formal exercise, but I still move. I clean house that day or play with my daughter, but it's all light activity. On my light days where I don't push myself as hard, I still exercise, but maybe it's a slower walk or I do strength training or I play miniature golf. * I'm still at 15 min meals. Some meals I am eating at 15 minutes, but I need to work on my lunch period of stretching the meal out. I think what I may do is go for my walk first and then eat because it seems like I'm rushing to eat to ensure I have enough time to walk where as if I did it the other way around, if I didn't finish my meal in time, I could bring it back to my desk and eat it.
"...the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. Thatís it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Donít give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!Ē -Steve Maraboli
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