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When to say enough is enough

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Yesterday I was very busy doing lots of different things. In the morning I was painting wall at a boys and girls club for a few hours. then in the afternoon my family and I stacked 7 cords of wood. My muscles are sore today but when I looked at my pedometer I only walked like 4ooo steps. I have been trying to get at least 8ooo a day. I was so tired but felt guilty and wasn't sure if I should take a walk to get cardio in as well as my steps..... I said nope enough was enough and relaxed. this morning I am still questioning it which is really dumb because yesterday is over. but my mind thinks i should do 2x as much today.

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METOBE 10/7/2012 3:43PM

    I'm sure you realize that all exercise and exertion does not have a "steps" equivalent. Good examples are the painting and stacking wood that you did. So look at the whole picture, for instance by tracking your exercise and targeting a specific total calories burned. Supposedly 2000 steps is about a mile. I'd bet stacking several cords of wood and painting burned way more calories than walking another two miles. Sometimes we can get a little too "anal" about our goals. I know I sure do. (um... for instance spending as much as half an hour extra for a meal calculating and tweaking everything down to the gram to come in exactly just under my target carbs/fat/proteins and total calories. I'm a diabetic so I know that really helps, but I don't think being off the number of grams in a few raspberries or an almond is really going to kill me or derail my whole health program.)

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SENIMMO 10/7/2012 2:57PM

    No guilt. Overdoing would have just put you out of commission for who knows how many days (been there, done that! Trying to avoid it now with rehab on my new knee :-) Just do what you can. And stacking wood-IS cardio!

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AUNTB63 10/7/2012 10:23AM

    You should only deal with today....your choice yesterday was a good one and today it a new starting point, like each day is. Enjoy your day guilt free. Have a wonderful/healthy Sunday. emoticon

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PICKIE98 10/7/2012 9:03AM

    Nah, today is a fresh day, you rested as needed and used common sense,, If you had overdone yesterday, you would be flat-out today!! Leave the guilt at the door and baby steps out for some steps today!!

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a new day

Friday, October 05, 2012

Yesterday was a little rough for me. I ate more than I should have and was less motivated. I think I was very tired and so my energy was low. Then I was home alone last night so I got the munchies. not good but today is a new day and like many of you have said I'm not starting over I'm just stepping forward. God is good and He brings me back. So today is a busy packed day with tons to do and lots of movement.

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AUNTB63 10/5/2012 8:49AM

    Looking back on my journey whenever I took a backward step it was because I was tired. I would munch my way through the day and did not exercise. Now I know better and when I'm tired I put up post its all over the place reminding me to eat healthy and at least take a walk. Love your attitude and yes everyday is a new opportunity to move forward. Have a wonderful day and let's stay healthy together.

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exercise excuses

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

I am pretty good about finding an excuse not to exercise. My biggest one is I'm really tired and worked hard all day. I also use my feet hurt already I can't exercise. but since i have started spark coach I have been really motivated even exercising more than I planned

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CELESTE_B 10/11/2012 6:06AM

    I workout in the morning....by the time I get home in the evening, I want to go see my horses or watch a show...

I think it's great that you are convincing yourself to workout after work. I've been trying to convince myself to stretch in the evening....and I don't.


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JLEMUS1 10/2/2012 9:22AM

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LINDAMARIEZ1 10/2/2012 7:54AM

    don't forget...it's raining!

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feeling healthy

Sunday, September 30, 2012

In the last 3 weeks I have noticed many changes and just yesterday I couldn't wait for my walk. It was a busy day but I found the time. It felt so good. Even today I am trying to figure out when I can fit exercise into the day. I also just feel more energetic and full of life. It is a very good feeling.

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WELLNESSME09 9/30/2012 7:57AM

    emoticon emoticon keep up the good work emoticon

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weight loss

Saturday, September 29, 2012

It feels so good to step on the scales and see the numbers go down. But what is even better than that is how I feel. I have been in a better mood able to handle more things without stressing and my clothes fit better. I just feel better. But i can't give all this credit to myself for without God helping me through and giving me strength to exercise I would be right back at the beginning. So I give thanks to God for my weight loss.

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TONI58 9/29/2012 7:55AM

    Amen!!! I share your praise and congratulate you on your success.

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