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7 Down, 93 To Go

I have a confession to make. It's not what you think.

I like to exercise.

For thirty years, I have hated exercise. Loathed it. I'd do anything to avoid getting myself up off the couch and running or walking around.

I always read that you have to find an exercise you like, and then it isn't work any more. I never believed it. Until now.

I have been doing my EA Sports Active Personal Trainer almost every day, and I like it. The workouts are becoming easier, and I look forward to doing them.

Sometimes, Joe works out with me.

Not my feet! Mine are tattooed.

Sometimes, Grace exercises with me.

Sometimes, I work out all by myself. Well, my EASA trainer is there. And the cats. They're always underfoot.

It's easier to exercise when Grace isn't around, but a lot of my motivation is to set a good example for her. If she only sees me sitting around, I'm not being a very good example.

I'm seeing big changes on the scale.

I've lost 7 pounds since December 30. I find that incredible.

I know I won't continue to lose at that rate, but it sure is motivating to see the scale drop so quickly. When I get a craving for a Vanilla Coke, it's a lot easier to resist given that I've had success already.

I'm drinking lots of water.

I'm not pushing water. I drink when I'm thirsty. But the more I move, the thirstier I get. I have been averaging between 6 and 10 8-ounce glasses of water per day.

I carry a stainless steel water bottle most everywhere with me, full of filtered ice water. When I'm thirsty, I drink it.

Next up…

I'm not ready to add anything new to my routine just yet. I'm going to read more of The Spark and work on adding 2 new things next week.

Happily submitted to Mamavation Monday and Works for Me Wednesday

Photo by Alan Cleaver

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44 thoughts on “7 Down, 93 To Go

  1. I LOVE that you like exercise. I didn't expect that to happen so quickly. Good for you. And when you said that you don't reach for the diet vanilla coke because you think about how far you have come….well, that is EXACTLY What I do. You are thinking the right way. Baby steps, doing activity when kids are around, etc. You GO GIRL!! XXOO

  2. Congrats on the 7 pounds! I am glad you found a way to love exercise. You sound like you are doing awesome for the time being so keep it up. How is The Spark? I am on Sparkpeople too and hope the book does great things for those who pick it up.

  3. So awesome! Doesn't it feel great to get that momentum going? It is so satisfying to start out with such success. Yay for you! and yay for all the great company you have on the EA Sports Active. Awesome family.

  4. Girl, that is AWESOME!!! I am interested in hearing how you like The Spark. I personally love Sparkpeople and used them exclusively in the first few months of my weight loss endeavors. It's simple to use and motivational too!

    Keep up the work!

  5. I’ve discovered that I get a little thrill from running. And talk about a runner’s high — geez, I had no idea what they were talking about. Now I do and I can’t wait to get that feeling again, and again, and again.

    I love EASports Active, too. Oh, and the Gold’s Gym Cardio Boxing (also for the Wii). They should really hire me to promote them because that boxing workout is so freaking awesome.

  6. Congrats to you on your 7 pounds lost! I am sure it feels so good! I used to be on Spark and it was an awesome community – best of luck to you and I am looking forward to hearing more positivity from your blogs 🙂

  7. I like it. It's not a typical “diet” book, and that's what I like about it. The author talks about making small changes. Hearing that message from several places at once really made it stick with me.

  8. Thanks, Andrea. 🙂 I like The Spark. It's basically a condensed version of the website. I found the site totally overwhelming and never got a lot out of it. The book is much more simple and streamlined, and that was better for me.

  9. Great job, Tara!! I totally agree with you regarding exercise. And I finally found something I love too.

    You are doing a wonderful job!! Keep up the good work, Tara!! You can do it!!

  10. WOW!!! Way to go! You’re goals are great and the new healthy habits you’re incorporating are working fantastic!! Make sure to take your measurements if you haven’t already!! Can’t wait to see your progress week after week!!

  11. 7 lbs is amazing! Good job! I’m going to try EA Sports Active today I think. It is amazing how much a little progress can do for your will power! Try paying attention to how many calories you’re burning, it always helps me with temptation. I don’t want to put them in when I know how hard it is to get them out!

  12. I love how you're adding in a little at a time! It can be frustrating to jump in with both feet right at the beginning. Don't overwhelm yourself. Awesome attitude and congrats on resisting the vanilla coke! Keep up the good work!!

  13. Simple, easy steps are the beginning. I'm still in those beginning steps too, but it's so important to get each one down before going to the next. You are doing great!

  14. First off, that picture/comment cracked me up. 🙂 I think there are a lot of people following you now and pulling for you. Can you feel it? I love watching you interact with people on Twitter. You are setting such a good example.

  15. Well I think it’s great what you’re setting up for yourself. I like the fact you drink when you’re thirsty but always consistant in drinking water. My DH got me the EA sports active (yay) today and did my first challenge. Just like you, I am really looking forward to playing this one everyday. So proud of you!

  16. How awesome are you! I like to exercise too, & you're right, it often feels like a dirty little secret! 🙂 Keep up the great work of inspiring your family, me, & countless others!

  17. WOW! WOW! WOW! That IS incredible! Good job lady! Really good job!!! Keep up the hard work. Im excited to see big changes in you! exciting stuff 🙂

  18. I can't believe that I am saying this, but I love to exercise now, too!

    I haven't tried the EA Sports Active, but am a fan of Wii Fit. It's so fun!

  19. That is great that you have lost 7# in 14 days!!
    I'm working on doing this as well. I know all about setting an example for your kids, it's not easy but so important.

  20. That is great that you have lost 7# in 14 days!!
    I'm working on doing this as well. I know all about setting an example for your kids, it's not easy but so important.

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