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Time for Changes

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Springtime brings feelings of renewal and change and I feel like I need to do that with my weight loss efforts as well. I have been having a struggle with my health and have had to overcome some serious obstacles along the way. But, I am working with a doctor that is helping me fix these problems and I am starting to feel pretty good.

Now that I am feeling some relief I am able to focus on my fitness goals. What I have done is overhaul my workouts. I have been stuck in a rut. I have been doing the same workouts for the last 2 months and I have seen and felt no results. So, I have compiled all of my workout DVD's and I have arranged them where I have my workouts planned out a month in advance and I do a different DVD every day. I have also put the workouts down on my monthly calendar as an appointment so I have no excuse not to do them. So far I have done this for a week and it seems to be working! I am not bored and I am feeling changes happening in my body! I feel slimmer, taller, and stronger. No change on the scale yet but I can definitely feel the difference! I think I found what is going to work!

As for my nutrition, I have gone out and bought all the healthy foods I need to have a cleaner lifestyle. I have made smart substitutions that are healthier alternatives. For me, food is very important because I love it so much, so I have to find ways of having my favorite foods that are a bit healthier. So far so good on this too. I have substituted ground beef for ground turkey, low fat milk to almond milk as examples. I am also eating more greens and eating greek yogurt and hummus to name a few. I think that making these small changes are going to make a tremendous difference in my weight loss efforts.

As for support, I have my mom who I live with and we help each other be healthier. I have my friends here on Sparkpeople as well as on Facebook who I constantly turn to in times of need.

There are some things that I also would like to work on. One is to get more general daily activity going. Like wear my pedometer and get 10,000 steps a day. The other thing would be to get a Fit Club going of some kind. Where we meet and do workouts or walks together. These things are next on my list.

I am hoping these changes put the spark back in me to keep going and reach my goals!
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    emoticon Your ideas are good ones! You are so disciplined and determined and a real inspiration! Great suggestions to beat the boredom and stay interested. Best of luck to you staying focused on yourself and your goals! emoticon emoticon
    3200 days ago

    Those all sound like wonderful and, maybe more important, sustainable changes.

    3205 days ago
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