First of all I want to say HELLO to all who come by my page, This is my third try and I KNOW I CAN DO THIS! I have quite a bit of knowledge about dieting - living healthy- but there is always room for more learning. It is fun learning how to use the different types of exercise equipment. Thank you all for any encourgement and helpful hints you drop by with. I'm here also to help whoever I can. Have a great and wonderful journey.
I'm now doing Trim Healthy Mama and loving it. Food freedom! Totally different out look on the way to eat. Follows what is in the Bible.
14 Tips for Starting and Sticking with a Workout Routine
Stop Failure Before it Starts
-- By Julie Isphording, former Olympian
"If you have time to watch TV then you have time to exercise and cook health meals. It's just a matter of priorities." found on SP post.
For some of us out there, if we could just convince ourselves that there is enough time in the day to exercise, we could be on track to a great fitness program. For others, we get started but quickly lose momentum and give up. To help get started and stay on track, here are a few tips:
Throw away the bathing suit you wore in high schoolï¿½ and the memory too. Itï¿½s normal to have a mental image of yourself when you last exercised like a fiend. But if that image is from high school, you could be in big trouble. Even if itï¿½s from last year, forget it. Remember as little as possible of what you used to look like. Starting today, make new memories.
Prepare. We already know you donï¿½t have the time, so write it down like an appointment every day. You wouldnï¿½t cancel an appointment, why would you cancel on yourself? Arenï¿½t you important too?
Start slowly. Do much less than what youï¿½re capable of. Take a 20-minute walk if youï¿½re returning to exercise. You might feel like itï¿½s not enough, but itï¿½s a good start.
Get the family involved. Run while your daughter rides her bike. Go to a local track and let the kids play their own games. Run with your spouse. Sign up for a local 10K. Walk with your son. Celebrate with a little something special after every activity.
Where are your friends? Four words, four reasons ï¿½ motivation, inspiration, determination, conversation. Surround yourself with friends who think positive and live large.
Put the pain in perspective. When the going gets tough, remember that you have survived 600 carpools, 540 loads of laundry (this month), 41 baseball games, 230 dinners and one family vacation. Whatï¿½s the big deal?
Allow yourself to slow down. Youï¿½re driving this bus! For the first time today, you are in control.
Sign up for a race. Itï¿½s a goal to strive for and adds a little meaning to your everyday workout.
Run/walk in public. Be proud of your accomplishment. Take in all the sites and be an inspiration to others.
Just show up. Go to the gym, class, or the park. Once youï¿½re there, itï¿½s hard to say no. 98% of life is showing up.
Eat. Follow a healthy eating pattern. If you limit your calorie intake, you will not have enough energy to work out and your metabolism will slow down.
Understand your energy cycle. There are peaks during our days. Even during the week. Try to complete your workout when you feel good about yourself.
Wallow in your greatness. You can exercise to become a better exerciser, or you can exercise to become a better mother, a better father, doctor, teacher, or a better friend ï¿½ or you can exercise to become BETTER. Be proud of that accomplishment.
Have fun. Whereï¿½s your childlike spirit? When you can make workouts "playouts," youï¿½ve got it made.
Donï¿½t give up on yourself. After all, itï¿½s never too late to be that healthy person you might have been.
My goals are to lose weight, eat healthier, and to help inspirer other people especially my family.
Walking is the biggest part of my exercises. Starting with ten minutes a day. Plan on adding more as I improve. I track here on SP for my food and exercises. Plus I measure my weight and inches, how my clothes feel and how I feel.
I live in the west but from the east. Have lived in several states. Have five wonderful adult children with eighteen beautiful grandchildren. Plus three step grandchildren that have a special spot in my heart.
I love to do needle work like cross stitch, knitting and the such.
Finding a new desire for cooking healthy.
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Thanks for the recipes. I appreciate it a lot. I will let you know how I like turmeric but I know it is a helpful spice.
Thanks a lot. Pat in Maine. We are over 2 feet right now and still coming. It is beautiful especially looking out of our widow.
We drove to get to DH eye Dr and it was a really good examination. We are buying him new glasses. That was good news. Pat in Maine
10 days ago
TERRY PLEASE, will you give me the recipes I would like both the TURMERIC and I use apple cider a lot Pat (((HUGS))
11 days ago
TERRY did you make a new Forum, I looked for one.
I had to go to the Drs and it was a long time. We had snow and my computer is down. I am doing this on the SURFACE,
SEEMS there is no-one there . Pat
18 days ago
Hi there it is me this time. DH is improving but my ears are ringing, eyes running and nose sore worst of it all. I hope I have had enough of vit. C and I am going to bed.
HUGS I hope you are all getting better. I read from others that they are getting better after 2 or 3 weeks so I have a few days to go. I just lounge in the recliner with my tissue boxes.
(((HUGS))) Thanks Pat
21 days ago
I saw you commented on my blog photo.
I have to keep this on my thumb and wrist for 6 weeks. I only take it off to wash it. then put it back on.
The surgeon removed the arthritic bone that was hurting my thumb. he took it out and he did not put some thing in to the cavity. when I asked about what he filled the cavity and he said it was filled with blood.
it is still painful and I cannot go back. I have to go for PT and my first day is Tuesday. I am certain I can ask more questions about the surgery. She is a hand specialist I hope she can tell me more.
I cannot do much. DH and I are watching 7 seasons of DOWNTON ABBEY. I am glad I decided to have this done in the winter. I hope I can use my left hand, you know how I love my yard work. (((HUGS)))) Pat in Maine.
30 days ago