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Building Habits with Paper Clips – Day 8

Since I haven’t posted in three days, you probably thought that I really had fallen off the wagon. Nothing could be further from the truth. The past few days have been quite busy and I had more important things to do than to blog about about my progress. I don’t feel like I need to [...]


Building Habits with Paper Clips – Day 5

Well, it’s late in the evening on Day 5 and I hadn’t posted about my walking habit, so you probably thought that I had fallen off the wagon. It has been quite the opposite actually. Over the last two days I’ve walked much more, on purpose, than I ever expected. It seems that once you [...]


Building Habits with Paper Clips – Day 4

I was able to add another paper clip to the chain this morning. It felt good too!
This morning was probably more of a challenge than most mornings will be, but I think that when you’re building a habit, it’s good to be challenged early and for the challenges to be a big ones. If you [...]


Building Habits with Paper Clips – Day 3 and Statistics from My Daily Walk

When my alarm went off this morning at 6:30, I did not want to get up. I just wanted to continue to laying there. I turned off the alarm and made a commitment to myself to get up at 6:45. For 15 minutes I wrestled with the thought of whether I was going to get [...]


Building Habits with Paper Clips – Day 2

Yesterday, I started building a paper clip chain to track my progress on my goal of walking for at least 45-minutes each day for 40 days in a row. That single paper clip looked very lonely hanging next to my home office door. I’m happy to announce that it now has a friend, and I [...]


Building Habits with Paper Clips

I’ve known for a long time that need to exercise more and eat healthier. I’ll do real good for a few days, a few weeks, or sometimes even a few months, but I always seem to return to my old habits. I’ve blogged before about how much I hate to exercise, even though it is [...]


Reason to Exercise #1: It’s a Negative Time Activity

We’ve all heard that celery is a ‘negative calorie food‘. That is to say that it takes more calories of energy to digest a stalk of celery than the number of calories that the celery contains.
Most of us have learned that by investing 15 to 30 minutes planning each morning, we accomplish more throughout our [...]


Reasons to Exercise

Physical exercise has always been a very difficult discipline for me. Exercise is just something that I have never enjoyed. I have many friends that truly enjoy running, weight lifting, or other exercise. I’ve never enjoyed it. Over the years I have been able to discipline myself to exercise regularly for short periods of time, [...]

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