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Realizing a Healthy You
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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Enjoying a Beautiful Day

With spring in the air and summer just around the corner, these have been great days to get out and walk and stay in shape, but I sadly report that I don't think that I've been utilizing this great weather like I should. I still sit in my house by the window riding my exercise bike as if it were snowing outside and I was stuck in the house. I see neighbors walking their dogs and children playing outside, but why am I still inside looking out at a great day instead of being a part of it.

I've become accustomed to just hopping on my exercise bike and not allowing myself the opportunity to get outside and enjoy a beatiful day while I exercise. In an effort to get out of this routine, I'm thinking about getting a bicycle that I can ride around the neighborhood with the kids. That way I'll still get to enjoy riding a bike as well as enjoy the day with the kids.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Getting Too Comfortable in Backsliding

Lately I've been finding myself slowing straying away from eating properly. I still exercise on a regular basis, but my eating is sliding back into my old routines of an abundance of sugar and sweets. I use to have my days were I would take off and enjoy ice cream or chocolate and then revert back to my healthy eating, but now I've gone from a couple of days of taking a break to a week off. I know that it's okay to back slide every once in a while and that there are going to be numerous times that I don't stick to my plan, but I feel like I'm in a little rut now and I'm not sure how to get back into my routine.

I know that there must be something that I can do to get back into the mood of eating properly. It's as if the taste of ice cream, chocolate, and cakes just won't leave my thoughts or my tongue. I need to know how to get back on track, because I was doing so well before. I don't even know where I began to fall back into my old routine, but I do know that I am starting to become comfortable in it once again and that can be dangerous to my success. I know that I have not completely lost my battle and that I can recover, so I am going to get back on my track to success. I may not know how right now, but I'm sure I'll figure it out.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Whole Body Transformation

Last Friday I went to Columbus for some mental rejuvenation to go along with my body workout. Since January I have been working out and eating healthier and I'm seeing the results with the added energy, but I hadn't really had a mental workout yet. Well, when I found out that Joel Osteen would be speaking in Columbus, I knew I had to get there. I have watched him on television and his messages of God and hope are nothing short of inspirational.

When I arrived in Columbus, I had no idea what I was in for. The whole event was amazing. Whatever problems or worries I had going in, all disappeared by the end of the sermon. If you have ever seen Joel on television, that is nothing compared to hearing him speak in person. I walked out of that event on Friday with renewed hope, strength, and trust. All negative thinking was gone and replaced with brand new positive thinking. I was glad that I had taken time out of my daily physical workout to get a mental and spiritual workout as well. Now I'm feeling more complete in my whole body transformation.