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Day 81 - Want to feel the newness a little longer

Friday, April 01, 2016

I'm 81 days and what I am starting to feel is that I have climbed all the big hurdles.

- track what I eat? check
- drink 8 glasses of water? check
- exercise daily? check
- no snooze button? check
- look at the bigger picture and not just the number on the scale? check

I am still motivated but I am no longer feeling challenged and that worries me. I want these to become habitual and not so challenging but now I am feeling a little lost, too. What do I do with my spare time if I no longer have to plan my breakfast, lunches and dinners down to a tee? What do I do if I don't have to struggle to find I workout I can accomplish? What happens when I've read a ton of the articles on healthy lifestyles and they are starting to get repetitive because I've listened, and I've put in effort to do those things. Its such a contradiction because its what I want but yet I feel like there's a hole.

At the beginning of this week I started a 21 day challenge with beachbody. I'm not completely sold on the program but its new and it's a little exciting and I just take what I've learned from SP and applied to to the program and not listened to the propaganda. I'm liking the HardCorps program and I feel like the shakes might be beneficial but only time will tell. If at any point I feel my health is suffering, I'll stop immediately but for know I am happy with it. I like that there is a lot more interaction with other people in the group.

I am also looking at signing my 20 month old and I up for toddler and mommy yoga and my husband and I are looking at flag rugby registrations. I really want my new active lifestyle to stick and I think the best way to do that is to find activities I love. I am so not a fan of the treadmill at my house but it will do in a pinch.

My next thing I am going to try is more meal prep. I would love start making freezer crockpot meals so I have more time int he evening but I need more exiting recipes than salsa chicken and beef stew. Perhaps that research will occupy my time.

So that is me, 81 days in to my new lifestyle. I want it to be commonplace but I'm not yet ready to let go of the newness of it all :)
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    81 days? That's awesome! I've been on Spark for a long time but have never REALLY used it until very recently. (I still don't know if I'm doing it *right*, but I'm seeing changes.) Maybe you could catch the excitement if you knew how much your journey is helping folks like me still trying to get settled into it?

    Good luck with the 21 day challenge!
    1908 days ago
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