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Archive for March, 2013

Welcome Spring!

I have been so looking forward to the arrival of Spring. The sun has been shining the last few days but the temperatures are not anywhere near springlike.

I am itching to get out in the garden to do some planting. I have ordered a few new things for my side area, there is clover, johnny-jump-up and thyme seeds to plant around/in the orchard area, more wildflowers seeds for that patch of the yard and I would like to start some spring veggies.

Some of the pruning has been done but the grapevines still need to be done. Of course there is the usual clean up and weeding to do. It is so nice to see the spring bulbs starting to shoot up and the fruit trees are budding.

Although I guess I should be glad for the cold because I am not in any shape to do anything. I seem to have some sort of tummy bug and I can’t seem to shake it. I don’t have much of an appetite – maybe I’ll lose a pound or two!

Hope it is Springlike wherever you are. Have a great day.

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Fitness Failure

I am a failure at fitness. I have not made progress in my attempts to do something – anything on a regular basis. I have been pondering this for quite awhile but not coming up with any real answers.

Yesterday I listened to someone talking about how to get anything you want. She mentioned the words we use and how they cause us to move or not move towards our goals. Saying “I can’t…” usually really means “I won’t…” or “I don’t…” We need to really examine our thoughts to see what is driving them.

Later on, I was talking with my son about a poor choice he had made. He said “Why do I always want to do the wrong thing?” It made me think about my struggles and I told him that everyone has choices to make and no one always makes the right choice but we need to recognize and learn from our poor choices.

Thinking about those two incidents brings me to the realization that I don’t have the desire to make losing weight a priority right now. I know all the reasons I should and I agree with most of them but it is not a priority for me right now. Right now I am struggling with getting the minimum done each day and then tackling my backlog of tasks. Not having to pay late fines is more important than losing a pound or 2 or more.

I am stepping away form the scale and the pedometer and taking some time to focus on taking of some financial and housekeeping items and maybe I’ll get back to adding fitness in a few weeks when it is a bit warmer and I can get outside to do some things.

February Update and March Goal

Well I did okay with the February goal but I had trouble getting out of bed in the morning. I did my night time routine – no tv/computer after 9pm, bath and reading- 26 out of 28 nights. I was in bed before 10pm on 25 nights out of 28. However I only got up and moving by 6am on 11 out of 28 days.

I’m not sure what to do to get myself out of bed in the morning. It is just dark and cold and I’d rather stay in bed. Hopefully with Spring coming it will get easier to get out of bed in the morning.

I probably should work on adding some kind of exercise to my day or sticking to a maximum daily calorie count but I’m not ready nfor the kind of commitment. Instead I’ve decided to work on something else that will improve my health, drinking water. Almost everyone recommends that you get at least 64 ounces of water a day. I’m lucky if I get 32 ounces each day and since I don’t drink anything else, I’m sure my body needs more liquids. I decided to try to increase by one glass each week.

After the weekend I’ve realized that I need to have some kind of plan to help me get into the habit of drinking more than just a few sips here and there. I have a hard time trying to drink a full 8 ounce glass at one time. I’ve been using a five ounce glass and can usually finish it off with my meals. Now I need to add it to snack and other times to get my total up where I want it to be.

What’s your goal for this month??

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