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Stop Gaining

Yesterday started off with an early morning spin class. The prior week spinning I had a great time and liked the music, but I didn’t push myself as hard as I could have. So on my walk up to the studio I had a mental pep talk on how I was going to give it my all in this class and the results of how good a workout I get depend on how much effort I put into it. By the end of the class I was gasping for air and worn out, I had accomplished what I set out to do. Since spin gets over early I headed next door to Starbucks for a morning coffee, imagine my happiness when I saw the whole store decked out in PINK! I guess they are now heating up their pastries or something and promoting it, I didn’t’ care the pink was awesome.

Work then flew by and the next thing I knew I was headed on out to the burbs to visit my best friend, his wife and two daughters. It was the oldest birthday recently so I got her a Minnie Mouse bike that her dad quickly put together. I’m so glad she liked it, she was flying around on it most of the night. Though she doesn’t really understand the pedals yet, it was great to hit a homerun with a gift!

Would not stay still for a picture

Her new sister is pretty darn cute too and I got to spend a little time with her when the oldest went to bed.

Yesterday I was reading http://www.coffeecakeandcardio.com/ and she had a fantastic post about not necessarily losing weight, yet that is what we want to do in the end, but stop gaining weight. I might not be able to lose every week, but I have the power to say enough is enough and the gain is over. She recommended making a list of what you do when you gain weight, what causes it and how can you stop it. So I made my list and I think after this weeks mini daily goals I’ll also do a weekly goal as well to try and incorporate more long term goals. All with the end result being a happier and healthier me. So what is my list? Of course I’m going to share it with you I share everything else (besides the boyfriends face or name 😛 )

Why Do I GAIN Weight?

  1. Overeating or not portioning out food
  2. Not getting enough water
  3. Too much takeout or eating at restaurants
  4. Lack of exercise
  5. Snacking
  6. Not packing lunches
  7. Alcohol
  8. Sweets and desserts
  9. My mental attitude
  10. Stress

So what can I do weekly for goals? One would be make an exercise goal, like work up a sweat at least 5 days this week, or one could be a lunch goal of packing my lunch every day that week and eating it, not leaving it in the fridge. I have tons of tools in my toolbox, now I just need to start using them!

Happy Thursday everyone!

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