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Setting Myself Up for Winning...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I feel like things are going well and I'm in a good place. That is despite battling a cold/allergies or whatever this is since Thursday.

As I mentioned in my last post I put an app on my phone called Self Control. I have myself blocked out of most of the apps on my phone from 8am to 5pm. Of course you can set exceptions so I can have access to the main apps I need to use daily (runkeeper, myfitnesspal, my to do list, camera, and I can still make calls and texts). This really has helped me stay more productive but I do have to watch that I don't waste time on my laptop since I don't have the same blocks on my laptop.

I took my calendar that I keep track of my workouts on and posted it right up on my fridge. Seeing it on my fridge, seeing that accountability is a good thing for me. It makes me feel good the more I have workouts filled in. It makes me think that I need to work harder when I see holes. I still track on my phone but there is something to seeing it in black and white, in a very visible place, that I really recommend.

I'm also on Myfitnesspal and have been doing much better at tracking my calories. If anyone else is on there shoot me a line...same name...Chickenchaser78. I used to use Sparkpeople's app but I had to reset my phone and apparently you have to buy the app now. I liked their app but I'm not paying for something when I can get it for free.

I'm also learning to listen to the person that is inside me. The other one. The one that I want to be instead of the one that has kept a wet blanket on me the last few years. I've learned that I have to do things a little spontaneously when I listen to that side of me before the other one talks me out of it LOL.

I have so far signed up for 2 races, one in April and one in September. The other big thing is that I signed up to have pictures taken. I do not have a date set but the deal I signed up with is good until December. These pictures are a surprise for my husband if you catch my drift and it is absolutely an example of listening to the other person inside of me. The way I figure it is I'm not getting younger and this is something I have always wanted to do. Gotta get busy living right?
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  • TOPCAT93
    good incentives-keeps us focused
    2947 days ago
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