random thoughts

I need a plan to implement more exercise in my life.

That is why now I am trying to “remember” how much I enjoyed walking and exercise. How I felt during and after. How stronger it made my body and mind.

See, the beginning is the hurdle. For example, to exercise, first I must decide about a convenient and affordable place to go. My work place has a variety of work-out facilities. Are they affordable? Well, depends. What are the alternatives? I have no gym close to my home. So going to the work-place gym is very convenient; I can drop by after work, relax and work-out as I wish, and then walk back home. No hurdle here.

Second, I need to remember having some snacks with me prior to the exercise (considering that I cannot even remember packing my breakfast with me in the morning, this one is gonna be challenging). There may be a solution to that, though; I can stock up and keep the snacks in my backpack (which I will use to carry my sports clothes/shoes). Good options? Hmm. What are my options really? I do not want to eat nuts (I already consume them at the office). Granola bars etc. are not good for me (too much sugar). Seriously, what are good options as durable snacks for me?

Ok. Third, I need to decide about the dates; I would love to exercise twice a week for now. Which days? Mondays for sure – after the hibernating weekends, it will feel good. The second day – could it be Friday? I guess so. What other way to close the work week and start celebrating the weekend?

Fourth, when shall I start? The earlier is better, so I am aiming for the coming Monday. Good decision! 🙂

Fifth; where will I cut in my expenses to cover for the fee? Something to think about. The fee is about $35/month. I can do this, right?

Right! 🙂

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  1. Yep, you can do it. Invest in a box of snack sized zip lock bags and a small plastic storage container. Fill your snack sized bags with snacks under 200 calories. Go for the protein power, remember to toss in a few napkins. Roasted unsalted chick peas or wasabi peas, Boiled eggs, homemade granola bars, homemade peanut butter packs, sunflower seeds with dried fruit, fresh edamame, baby belle cheeses, and so many others you can google up some ideas too.

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    1. OMG! this is a snack heaven! 🙂 thanks. I love roasted chickpeas and certainly the wasabi beans (I had forgotten about them). The cheese strings are excellent too as we have a fridge at my office area. And hard-boiled eggs will be lovely once I remember to take them with me 🙂 I am very tempted to try some home-baked granola bars; I am looking now on the internet for recipes! 🙂

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          1. They are really easy, have fun with it. The trick to staying on a healthy track is that it has to be pleasurable. If it isn’t fun we simply won’t keep doing it. 🙂

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  2. I don’t want to drive to our local YMCA, so i made a chart and keep track of weight each morning, then chart the exercises i do. It’s neat and encouraging to watch those numbers of crunches, squats, roman chair, calf stretches, push ups, increase after the weeks!

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    1. my goodness! that sounds terrific – both charting the work out you do and all the cool work-out you do at home! (I used to work out at home too and with great enjoyment. This was in the past, for quite some time home means just winding down. Man, I got so lazy 🙂 )

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      1. yeah, it’s all about what works for ya. For me, there is no way i’m dressing out and loading up and driving somewhere to work out, when i can wear my regular work clothes, pop a casserole in the oven to cook, throw in a load of laundry, then do a set of crunches or pushups. etc. to just drop everything and leave – well it just won’t happen on a daily basis or even weekly.

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