Fountain of Youth, Workout Wednesday

Make it a Habit

Yep, I have been back on track, and I even helped with the fence this weekend. What have I learned on the journey? Not to be so hard on myself. Having a routine is great, yet being a property owner can have unpredictable moments. There are times that things have to be done when it is a scheduled workout, now I have learned to prioritze how important events are that need to be handled. Not everything is “must do now”. I have been living me life as though all “work” aspects are more important than my workout or health. I have also learned that I am a financial eater. When I start to stress about money or money matters I go for something salty or something chocolate.

Now, I have started drinking a glass of water instead of having that salty snack or that piece of chocolate that seems to be calling my name. Sometimes, it is really just thirst that is calling my name, and not the chocolate. I don’t care what anyone says the chocolate does taste good. It is hard to give up, and at this point I am not at the point where I no longer desire chocolate.

Hopefully, the next time I write about working out…I can tell you that I have broken my record. I do want cut this little rubber bracelet off my arm. It is so NOT me!!

How is it going for you?

Fountain of Youth, Happiness Project, Workout Wednesday

Healthy Choices

Well, I made it 12 days, and now I have to start all over again. I have wrestled with continuing or starting over, but I want to do it right, so I have made up my mind to start over again. I want to make it for the entire 21 days. This is something that I just want to do for myself so there is no reason to try to cheat myself. So, as much as I hate it that I have failed, and must start again…I know I am doing it for a great reason.

I am going to make it this time! Right?

Fountain of Youth, Happiness Project, Workout Wednesday

Make it A Habit

Ten Days of working out, and watching what I eat. I have been good for ten days straight. The hardest part sometimes is just getting started in the morning, and convincing myself that it will be worth it. Many years ago I read that it takes 14 days for an action to become a habit, apparently, the research now suggest that it takes 21 days for an activity to become a habit.

One of the exercises this week was to ask one of your mentors about motivation. I really look up to one of the trainers at the gym. Melinda has a great body, and she is always upbeat. She even has four children! I told her it was hard to get to the gym that day, and she told me “Somedays, I have the same feeling.” It was comforting to know, that even someone like her has issues with getting going sometimes. It really made my day.

Fountain of Youth, Happiness Project, Workout Wednesday

Make it a Habit

Ten days, and counting. I made it ten out of 21 days. Everyday, I have to do something, and eat well. I have to write the food items down in a book. I have been really good. I haven’t rewarded myself with cookies. (Yep, I have done it before.) So, I have allowed myself an apple or some pine nuts instead of chips or cookies. I gotta be honest, cookies are good to me. Although, I have to say that an apple is a nice replacement. 

Working out…I have been doing MWF, as aquatic days, and Tuesday and Thursday are dry days. I get on the elliptical for 30 minutes, and then hit the weights. On Saturday and Sunday, I am working on the farm. I take an extra walk with the dogs, and they enjoy it. 

I am determined to make it though my 21 days. I want my good health to be one of my good habits. Any extra advice or tips are appreciated! 

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Clarity Of Thougths

After three week of working out, I have to tell you…I feel so much better. My thinking is clearer, until the dogs start barking. 🙁  I have finally given myself permission to workout first, and then help all the other people that need me during the day. Managing property is something that does not have regular business hours. I am usually the one that runs to Home Depot or Lowes or the anywhere else that needs my attention. I have been working out right after I take my daughter to school I go work out. I do it just for me. I am making it a habit, and I know that the secret to staying with it is to make it a habit. I started with baby steps. Just telling everyone that I can meet them after x time. Instead of running straight to getting stuff done, most things can wait. I also have the option to send a professional to get the job done. I don’t have to do everything myself. I have learned to delegate some things to others.

Right after I workout I feel like a new person, and every time I do it, it is easier to get right back to the gym.