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Day 1.

Monday, November 10, 2014

So, I’ve been….absent lately. Not just on Spark, but absent from myself, my plan, my goals. I have all of these reasons, these excuses, that I use to explain my absence, and some of them make sense, but some do not. It doesn’t matter – all of them are excuses, and while I know they had their place in my life over the last 8 – 10 months, they don’t have a place in my life now. Today, I’m starting over.

My new plan:

**Drink a bottle of water before every meal – as in, I don’t get to eat until the bottle of water is gone, no matter how hungry I am. This is just a tool to remind myself to take a drink – I get busy at work, or at home, and I completely forget to take a drink, even when the water bottle is right in front of me.

**The dreaded CICO. I just got a new phone and had to start over with the LoseIt app anyway, so maybe I will try the SparkPeople app instead – does anyone have a preference for a calorie-counting app?

**Exercise at least 30 minutes a day – even if it means taking the kids with me, or not sitting down right away after the kids all finally go to bed!! Sometimes this just means not being so self-conscious about exercising in front of my family (living with teenage boys can be brutal, even if it’s all in fun), or dragging my husband out in the cold for a quick walk.

**BBST – that’s something I started during one of the BLC rounds, but slowly walked away from after I left the BLC. Basically, every time I take a bathroom break at work, I do a small amount of strength training moves – 10 squats, 10 calf raises, or even 10 jumping jacks – anything to get my body moving. I’ve been known to run for 1 or 2 minutes in place during a bathroom break just to get my heart rate up and blood flowing – it’s a good way to get in a few minutes of exercise and keep myself alert during the work day.

Well, I’m now 9 hours into day 1 and I am still on track, yay me!! : )
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