Daily Ritual

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Writing Prompt: Think about your day. Select one of your daily rituals and explain it to us: why do you do what you do? How did you come to adopt this ritual? What happens on days when you can’t perform it?

 

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I noticed a few weeks ago I was getting comfortable in my weight loss, and I was starting to slack off, and nothing is more humbling that thinking,”You’ve Got This” and getting on the scale at Weight Watchers and realize you don’t in fact have it at all. I knew that it was time to recommit and get back the game. I’ve always from the very beginning said that I don’t like to exercise, even 3 years of active weight loss and working out I still feel that way, I know they say that it improves your endorphins and makes you feel better…blah, blah, blah, I don’t care, I don’t enjoy sweating,  And because I don’t enjoy doing it (several weeks ago) I decided that should be the very first thing I do in the mornings.

So my new ritual is get up, and get dressed, I lay my workout clothes out the night before, and getting ready takes 10 minutes (the sooner I’m dressed the less likely I’ll want to change my mind) and I’m out the door. It used to be that going to my Weight Watchers meetings where enough motivation, but something happened and I needed more, I noticed that my Weight Watchers group had an offshoot Weight Watchers Facebook page, and that Page had a challenge page called Last Women Stepping Challenge , where the goal is to get 10,000 steps a day and the last women standing, these women are competitive and I don’t like to lose, so that has really helped keep me motivated and on track with my ritual;  Also around the same time I decided to join Girl Trek just to have that group interaction, it’s nice to walk with other women who are like  minded and have the same goals in mind.

And now I’m two weeks into this new ritual, and I will admit, it’s getting a bit easier, I don’t know how I’m going to feel once winter descends on us, but for now it’s serving it’s purpose, and the results have been showing, since I started this I’ve shown consistent loss on the scales. It really is a chain reaction, I do some sort of physical activity and it really does effect how I eat (I tend to eat when I’m bored, but I’m so busy moving that don’t get bored) and sleep.

 

Until Next Time ,

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Friend Makin’ Mondays: Let’s Talk Exercise

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If you’ve taken part in Friend Makin Mondays before then you are familiar with the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to read and comment on a couple of other posts. I would love some topic/question suggestions from all of you, please email your ideas to sarah@losingweightandhavingfun.com

As promised I said I would be posting last weeks questions….Last week’s questions come from Sara at Sara Runs This Weigh.

Let’s Talk Exercise

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1. What is your favorite form of exercise and why? I really like the elliptical machine, I think that it’s a total workout like running, but without all the strain on the knees. But I think my favorite is probably walking…it’s easy, it’s free, and you already know how to do it

2. How did you get started with your favorite form of exercise? well I started walking a little before I turned 1….when I first started I fell a the time and a lot of times when I fell on my butt I cried, but as I get older I got better and better, not I consider myself to be an expert walker.

3. What is your favorite thing about your favorite exercise? I can wear what I want… I can do it forward and backwards…. and sometimes (get this guys) I do it in my sleep sometimes!

4. Does your favorite exercise offer any type of competition? If so have you taken part in one? None, I’m not sure my hips could take it

5. How old were you when you started your favorite form of exercise or how long have you been doing it for? See question #2

6. Is there a form of exercise that you have never tried that you really want to? What and Why? Although I’ve tried it, I would really like to get into yoga

7. Do you plan vacations around your favorite exercise? Not really, but when I go some place new I like to walk around the area and checking out the sights.

8. Does your favorite exercise have it’s own elites? Who are your favorites? YES! The Hugo Elite Adult Walker… wait you weren’t talking about that were you?

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9. How does participating in your favorite exercise make you feel? At this point I do it even when I don’t want to, something I feel refreshed, sometimes I’m super tired, sometimes I’m hurting…. all depends on what

10. Do you see yourself doing this exercise for the rest of your life (or until you are physically able to) For sure!

I just want to say that I’m sorry in advance if something things I was being flippant with my answers, but the fact it I chose an answer and had to stick with it not knowing every subsequent question would have to do with the very first answer. So I hope that some f my answers made me smile and gave you a little giggle.

Until Next Time,

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