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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Today I'm proud of myself :) I went to the gym for 1.5 hours, did my strenght routine and a good, intense 30 mins of bike. Burned more calories than spark is recommending me and I ate very well! My pie chart is almost perfect (fats/carbs/proteins).

I can already tell my abs will kill me tomorrow, and I am so tired right now.. but it feels good to have done it. Tomorrow, unless i'm too sore.. some more cardio :)

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THATGIRL7 9/7/2011 9:19AM

    Woohoo! Way to go! Congrats!

(Just remember, if you are burning more calories, it is possible that you should eat more calories in order to lose weight! Take the first weeks to adjust yourself, then put the calories you burn each week in the Fitness section so Spark can tell you how much calories you need to eat. Otherwise, you'll feel like you have no energy because your body may go in starvation mode =P )

But you're just doing awesome! Keep going!

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counting the food.

Monday, September 05, 2011

OH - MY - GOD - !

Ok so I calculated my food intake for today by curiosity.... man, I understand why i don't feel too good at the moment.. I'm over in all of the categories except for the proteins in which i'm in the range but in the very lower part.

I just don't know what to think.. I will definitively have to be more careful about what I put in my mouth!!

EDIT: -- PHEW! I just realized that I accidently added a food grouping that I created (but didn't eat today), so now i'm in the higher part of all categories, but still in the range. I will definitely try for smaller portions and more frequent meals instead of just a super big one. Will also try to not to eat late at night (generally having my supper 2 hours before bed..)

Gym tomorrow, wish me luck :)

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THATGIRL7 9/6/2011 10:31AM

    Phew! I am happy for you.

Good luck for the gym (if you didn't go yet)!

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CAZADORES 9/5/2011 10:26PM

    Good luck!

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OK! Motivation!

Sunday, September 04, 2011

I spent all of the afternoon reading posts on my SparkTeams and other realated nutritional and fitness articles, I am ready for this!

I said on a forum that my personnal challenge for the next week is to replace all binging eating by water! Aye :)

I also have some kind of a plan for my gym goals.. I don't know if this will be realistic for the first week as i haven't excercise in a long time.. but I will go 6 days per week, cardio everyday and strenght every other day with saturday off, to relax.

What I think I'll do (or try to see if it works) for my cardio sessions is, on strenght days i'll just do my normal 30 mins of cardio, mid to hard intensity and on the day where I only do cardio i'll try that "Peak 8" Mercola is raving about. I wonder if it's too hard for me, but it looks like a nice challenge and an effective one, too.

I'm wondering if it's too much exercise too, I don't think so because I know my body really needs it and I really want to see the pounds go down. I'll be careful with what I eat as in: no junk! smaller portions! water! sensitive snacks! Do you think i'm pushing myself here?

I also posted a comment on Eating Clean about how much fructose is too much fructose? Hope someone with knowledge about the subject will answer..

That's about it, for now.

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MAAYOTTE 9/6/2011 8:58AM

    To stay motivated, you've got to do something you like. I have been on 6days/week programme for the last 2 yrs with breaks in between. 6 days a week is not easy.

If you commit, let say for a month, or 60 days, or any length of time that you think you are going to stick with, it will do 2 things:
* feeling of accomplishment
* better health

Go at your own pace, but never stop.

Have a great fall!

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THATGIRL7 9/5/2011 8:10AM

    When I started exercising, I was doing 5 days per week. After a month, I realized that my body is telling me it's too much. It will be the same thing for you - if it's too much, your body will tell you.

You can do it! First of all, try to do a routine, then when you know you'll be able to do it mix it up and have fun!


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CAZADORES 9/4/2011 10:37PM

    Sounds like you're ready to go!!
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ELPHYY 9/4/2011 8:22PM

    Your body will let you know if it's too much. But it doesn't sound it, just ease yourself into it =-)
It's hard when you start a new diet/exercise routine, if you're anything like me, I get all gung ho and charge in headfirst and either burn myself out quickly or get hurt lol

Good luck!

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Sunday, September 04, 2011

I'm going back at the gym, it's not a choice anymore.. I'm so tired of that fat I don't feel like myself anymore. I removed all but two of my pictures because I look at them and just feel like looking at a stranger.

Lately I find my body changed, not that I took a lot of weight back but I don't know, I think i'm catching up with my age. I'll be 30 soon and so far i've, and others, always found that I was looking younger than my age, and my body was in a reasonable shape despite my bad habits. But now it's like my body is giving up? I had quite muscular and toned arms but lately it's like i've lose that little bump on the upper arm? It's kind of freaking me out, to be honest.. My skin seems so much fragile too. Aye :( It is true that i've been super inactive for the last 6 month to 1 year so maybe with a bit of strenght trainning and good cardio it'll come back and I'll stop discovering new stretch marks on my body? Please tell me so :(

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MAAYOTTE 9/6/2011 9:00AM

    The hardest it to start. Once you have a go, it will get easier by the day. Commit, stay strong ( that part is your mind, not your body), stay focus and you will benefit in all areas.

Start today!

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CAZADORES 9/4/2011 10:35PM

    You won't regret working out, that's for sure!

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

I was soo so busy for the last 2 months, incredible! I havr my last class this Sunday and i'm so happy that finally it's gonna be summer for real! Planing holidays outside of the province and paying big bills is still a big stress but nothing compared to work+university+money problems.. Anyway!

I went for my annual exam at the gyneco and she found my blood pressure a bit high and asked me to be my family doctor so she can have a check on me from time to time. My pressure was super high, 150/100!! I wasn't feeling really well that day, lack of sleep, stress, it was like 40 celcius outside.. Anyway, I told her I would make improvements before I see her again in one month. I already did! I droped Red Bull completely, which is about the most retarded thing you can do to your health.. Disminished my espressos consumption too. I still drink a lot of water and introduced fruit smoothie on my daily routine. As soon as next tuesday i'm gonna be back at the gym, my next apointment with the doctor is in a month exactly. I can already feel some good changes. I feel lighter and can feel my pressure is lower as well. I'll try to have better sleep and I promessed my boyfriend we'd have a nice summer outside, so I plan on going hiking and kayaking :)) What i'm the most proud of is that I've been Able to detox myself from that nasty nasal spray stuff I was addicted on for a couples years now!!! It's a big deal to me. I notice that I don't wake up with headaches as much as I did :)) Yay! I'm very happy :)

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AFINEMESS 6/20/2011 10:30AM

    Thanks to you both! Still have some things to so for the class but allllmost there :) Thanks for your encouragements and just for letting me know youre reading really ;)

Back to the gym! Maybe tomorrow if all goes well :))

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CAZADORES 6/19/2011 11:17PM

    Wow! Look at all those changes you did! That is emoticon

Stress really does not help us with our goals, sounds like you're finding some good ways to deal with that too!

I guess your last class was today. Welcome to summer! Enjoy kayaking and hiking!

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AFORTIN8 6/16/2011 8:42PM

    Congratulations!!! You're doing reallllly great! emoticon emoticon

You can be proud of detoxicating yourself of something's not easy!!!

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