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I really want to get diet and exercise right. I have a time slot for exercising every day and have been doing it for just over a month now. I'm seeing progress and results. Problem is it's not enough to be active once a day. So I'd like to add some regular walking to my routine. That's goal number one.
Goal number two is diet related. I need to cut down sugar intake and increase produce. I don't eat nearly enough vegetables, but I do eat too much chocolate.

So my plan is this: while working, take a walk at 9, 11:30, and 2. It doesn't have to be long. Around the block is fine. Two blocks is better.

For diet, I used the last challenge to switch out my iced mocha for green tea, and I'll keep that up. Now I want to completely cut out sweets at work. I spend most of my time there so if I can do it at work, the next step will be cutting out sweets at home.

And to add vegetables, I'll make sure I eat some veggies with every meal and be certain to always have veggies handy in case I want to snack.

I think that should do it for this challenge. :)

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Alright, first day!

I didn't have any sweets at all! Win! This was only easy today because I was so swamped at work that I didn't have time to think about anything else!

I went for a walk at 10, 11:30, and 2 ... Close enough! I forgot at nine but when I remembered at ten I just stopped right where I was and left. The two o'clock one actually happened on accident. There's a coworker I hadn't seen in a while and I wanted to chat with her without standing out side her cube for all our supervisors to see, so when she came to my cube for a work related question I jumped up and said, let's go for a walk! It just happened to be 2! 

For veggies, I did better with lunch and dinner, but I didn't really have any veggies with breakfast. I will do better tomorrow.

It wasn't perfect, but it was definitely a step in the right direction.

Tomorrow I will NOT wear heels. That will make my life so much better.

 

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Day two complete!

For breakfast I did much better! I made a smoothie and then fried some squash for a pre lunch snack.

I went on a walk at 6:50 since I was a little early for work. 10:30 and noon. I had a long meeting at 2 so I got it in early.

I didn't have any sweets, but I don't know if my alternative was any better. I happened to still have stuffing left over in the fridge so I ate that instead of chocolate. Well, at least it wasn't sweets.

I think today was mostly successful!

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Yesterday was really good. I was able to encourage a coworker to keep up with her stuff, which encouraged me to keep up with mine.

Today I'm working from home so I'm using the treadmill instead of an actual walk. Five minutes minimum. Already did five minutes at 9 & 11:30 ... Plan to do another at two. It's definitely helping. Working from home everything is so close and convenient. I don't have to go down the looooong hallway to refill my water or aalllll the way to the bathroom. so I get barely any steps on these days. I like this regular walking thing.

Still struggling with sweets, but not giving up!

And I added fresh basil from my garden to my sandwich today! 

... So veggies is still a struggle ... 

But progress is being had!

 

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It's the start of a new week! 

I think the smoothie thing is working very well! I could see just making a smoothie every morning for the rest of my life. I add fiber and protein powder and all the greens! It's amazing how many greens I can stick in a smoothie before it kills the taste!

 

Sweets are not as much of a struggle the last couple days, but I wasn't at work either so we'll see how it goes today. I am looking forward to announcing my success! XD

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Today was hard. Everything about it was hard. My workout was less than stellar. Work was stressful. I ate veggies with every meal, sure, but I also ate a cookie, and a mocha, and more snacks than I would typically eat in like a week. 

I'm going to go to bed early, and try to get a good night's sleep. That always makes the next day easier.

Not giving up ... But today was definitely a speed bump.

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19 hours ago, KB Girl said:

Hope the last couple of days have been better! 

Thanks!

I have been eating vegetables and mostly staying off sweets, freezer veggie steam packs are awesome for this! It's the regular walking that's hard. I don't have to take any breaks at all if I don't want to and I really do enjoy my job. It's like playing a business sim. So I can sit at my computer for hours without even noticing. Just organizing data. I have even color coded my spreadsheets! (I is a nerd) But even remembering to walk or get up and stretch is hard. I think maybe I'll set an alarm. I've tried that in the past but the alarm just gets annoying and it usually goes off when I'm right in the middle of something and then by the time I finish it I've forgotten and the alarm is going off again for the next one.

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Indeed! I am grateful to have a job I enjoy and am good at. Not complaining at all!

As far as colleagues, it's rare to go all day without a couple interactions of, "Hey, want to go down to the vending machine with me?" (Or the corner convenience store, or the coffee shop, candy store, etc) I usually say no because that stuff is usually just sweets and empty calories. Maybe I should say yes and then go walk around the building and not stop at the vending machine. I shall try this today.

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