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Need to get a handle on my eating

Saturday, September 22, 2012

I have lost no weight this month. In fact I have GAINED half a kilo. This is a real gain, because I am seeing the weight so often. The stress of this month certainly hasn't helped, but my biggest problem is my eating. The odd bit of chocolate here and there adds up quick, and I have been eating around maintenance for most of the month.

This is not how I wanted this month to go.

I need to get a handle on my eating, even if that means tracking again. As much as a dislike tracking I will do what needs to be done to lose these last 5 kilos. Summer is coming, and it is coming quickly. While I am happier at this weight than I was 12-13 kilos ago, I would still like to lose a couple more before swimming season rolls around and I have to buy a bikini (because I WILL wear a bikini this summer).

Right. Lets do this!

  
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STARGAZER420 9/22/2012 9:50AM

    what calorie ranges are you aiming for? Stay focused, we can do it if we set our minds to it~!

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LIVEDAILY 9/22/2012 9:24AM

    Ahhh...we are experiencing opposite seasonal changes. We're getting ready for Fall and Winter here in New Jersey, USA. I would encourage you to start using the nutritional AND the fitness trackers here on SP. emoticon If you plug in all of the fitness that you're doing, then you can adjust the nutritional tracker as well! You also need to make better food choices. Chocolate is okay once in a while, but contrary to what we would want to think, it isn't a main food group! emoticon Have you ever tried Silk Light Chocolate Soy Milk? It's awesome! You can either have 4 oz. straight, and it's like dessert; or, and I like this, you pour 4 oz. and then add 4oz cold water to it and it's still delicious! I keep a carton of it on hand always!!
You can do this...come on now!!
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CANES4EVER63 9/22/2012 9:20AM

    You can do it!! And I'm completely with you. These past few months have been maintenance (ish) for me, but I'm back on track, because next summer, I WILL wear a bikini for the first time! And hopefully, I WILL be at my goal by the end of the year!

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COLETTEISGREAT 9/22/2012 5:44AM

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We broke up

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I'm fine. Actually. It might change in a few days, once it sinks in. But for now, I'm OK. Looking forward to the next chapter of my life!

  
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PAMATX 9/20/2012 11:31PM

    Change is hard. Even good change. You're an amazing woman. Hang in there, the best is yet to come.

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CATLADY52 9/20/2012 4:04PM

    emoticon We are here when you need us.

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 9/20/2012 11:55AM

    Hugs. Keep positive

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CWHEATLEY12 9/20/2012 11:35AM

    Sending big hugs!
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RUNNER12COM 9/20/2012 11:24AM

    Sending you strength and peace as you navigate these new waters.

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LYNSEY723 9/20/2012 10:39AM

    emoticon You know where to find us if you need someone to talk to!

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JJAQUES41 9/20/2012 9:38AM

    We're here for you when it sinks in and you need us; or whatever else arises. You're strong and beautiful!

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AMSPARKER 9/20/2012 7:19AM

    xoxoxoxo - hang in there, nurture and take care of yourself

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CARLA-216 9/20/2012 6:58AM

    Thinking of you and sending warm hugs your way.
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MRE1956 9/20/2012 6:39AM

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SLIMMERKIWI 9/20/2012 6:16AM

    BIG hugs on their way! We are here for you.
Kris xxx

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 9/20/2012 5:54AM

    emoticon You are stronger than you know, and will get past this.

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COLETTEISGREAT 9/20/2012 5:50AM

    Sending you all my hugs & support!

It's okay if you're not okay, whether that hits sooner or later. ANY feelings that you have are okay... they're your feelings.

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JSTETSER 9/20/2012 5:48AM

    Hugs to you. emoticon

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Workout timetable input wanted

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I like exercising too much. I want to do too many things! I want to do it all, but I know I can't.

My old timetable looked like this
M - Boxing
T - Weights
W - Boxing
T - Rest
F - Weights
S - Rest
S - Weights

Now I have boot camp on Tuesdays and Thursdays. While it was cardio based, I was waaaaay too sore to lift weights today. I don't want my weights to fall by the wayside, I don't want to miss boxing, and I have paid for the bootcamp! I am hoping that I won't be THIS sore after boot camp again. So I am thinking I could do this timetable for the next 6 weeks
M - Boxing
T - Boot camp
W - Weights
T - Boot camp
F - Rest
S - Weights
S - Rest

This means I will still get to go to 1 boxing class a week, I can work in my bootcamp and still do ST twice a week. I prefer 3 times a week, but something has got to give! This all hinges on me not being this sore after next Tuesdays boot camp... Otherwise I'll have to think of something else!

What does everyone think?

  
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AMSPARKER 9/20/2012 3:42AM

    I think your program is sound (although I'm really no expert!). Two rest days sounds good. And I'm sure you won't be as sore after the 2nd boot camp, if all classes are going to follow the same format?? I know that after I do a hard workout DVD a second time, I am much less sore, and after the 3rd, I pretty much don't feel anything but a twinge here and there. However, if boot camp is mixing things up all of the time and you are constantly feeling sore, then I would retweek and let one session (either weights or the boot camp) go for the six weeks. Iknow that's not what you want to hear, but I'm sure if your body is very sore, that's exactly what's its telling you. Hope you are well!!!!

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COLETTEISGREAT 9/19/2012 1:17PM

    Sounds good, although I also wondered if doing the weights the night before the boot camp might be good (Mondays & Saturdays).

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LYNSEY723 9/19/2012 11:27AM

    It sounds like a good plan! I do wonder if you are still pushing too hard with the new schedule? Of course, nobody could know but you... I'm just thinking out loud here! What if you just did some light ST exercises all week to maintain muscle, but not necessarily do weights? I really love my days where I run then do planks, squats, and pushups. That gives me cardio and some ST on a daily basis even if I don't manage to get my weights in as often as I'd like. Perhaps while you are pushing so hard in those 2 classes you need to let up on the weights. I'm willing to bet there is lots of ST exercises in your bootcamp too, so losing muscle mass shouldn't be an issue. BUT... back to what I said in the beginning - only you can know how hard you are pushing yourself and when you need to push harder or scale back. You will figure it out! emoticon

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JSTETSER 9/19/2012 6:06AM

    Well organized plan.

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LIVEDAILY 9/19/2012 5:37AM

    It looks good, but you'll know better, like you said. Maybe start off on Mondays with weights, then bootcamp, then rest, then bootcamp...?

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SLIMMERKIWI 9/19/2012 5:18AM

    Rather you than me!!
I think you'll come back a Tiger in your next life (for punishment:-)

Kris

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Bootcamp kicked my booty

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I arrived at bootcamp a little early. I was chatting with the trainers, when one of them asked if it was true that I have lost 10kg this year. I told him it was 13 emoticon No biggie! The trainers were giving me heaps of positive feedback about my weight loss after that. That was a nice confidence boost right before class!

There were 7 of us in total, and 2 trainers. We were split into 2 groups, and we switched between the trainers. I was the fittest person there, by far, but the trainers were really good at scaling the workout to suit everyone's needs. When everyone walked, I jogged. When they jogged, I sprinted. It worked.

We did a lot of running shuttles and relays, broken up with some cardio based strength work (like fast squats), and some core. We were on the moved most of the time, with a quick water break every 10 minutes. They said it will be different every week, so the variety will be nice.

I'm glad I signed up for this bootcamp. I think it will give me an opportunity to push and challenge myself. Since there are small numbers the trainers can tailor the program to suit all of us. At the end of the night the trainer asked us all if we wanted it harder, easier or the same. When he got to me he said "What about you, harder, right?" Hehe, my reputation precedes me.

It was nice to be the fittest person instead of the fattest, for once. I am proud of how far I have come, and how fit I have become. So if this blog sounds braggy, then I suppose it is braggy.

  
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SALDAL1 9/19/2012 3:39AM

    emoticon because you are emoticon

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PAMATX 9/18/2012 11:14PM

    You brag, sister! You've earned it. Wooohoooo!

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LIVEDAILY 9/18/2012 5:25PM

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Not bragging...reveling in the results of really hard work and perseverance!!
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LYNSEY723 9/18/2012 12:45PM

    BRAG!!! You deserve it!!! You are doing so great - and everyone around you can see it! Way to go! It will only help you push harder when you've got everyone thinking so highly of you. This class is going to be exactly what you need right now! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JSTETSER 9/18/2012 12:45PM

    Brag girl, BRAG!

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TWINSMOMMY607 9/18/2012 12:34PM

    That's awesome!!

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SLIMMERKIWI 9/18/2012 7:52AM

    GREAT compliments :-) It makes all the hard work even MORE worth it!

Kris xx

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 9/18/2012 5:57AM

    WOW! Those are GREAT compliments, especially from trainers! Way to go on KICKING BUTT in your boot camp! I am sure the trainers loved having someone they could push hard, who wouldn't give in, and would ask for more. What an example you set for the others in the class, I am sure they look up to you and see you as someone they want to become! YOU ROCK GIRL!

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PATSYB7 9/18/2012 5:13AM

    You've earned your bragging rights! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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OLIVIANIGHT 9/18/2012 5:12AM

    I think you're allowed to brag : p
That sounds so good. I've been considering signing up for a bootcamp, but I would definitely not be the fittest person there so I might wait for a wee bit.

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COLETTEISGREAT 9/18/2012 5:08AM

    Brag away! You deserve it!!

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I've signed up for...

Monday, September 17, 2012

... a 6 week bootcamp!!

The bootcamp is twice a week, on a Tuesday and Thursday evening. I wasn't going to do it, because I will miss 2 due to work (meetings). I told my trainer this and he said that he still had to charge me the full amount, but in exchange for the 2 sessions I will miss he will give me 2 personal training sessions. I love that my gym will work around me to a degree. It shows me that they value me as a customer. I am hoping this will help the scale move downwards a little, but also I am wanting a good challenge.

Wish me luck, I think I'm gonna need it!

  
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CARLA-216 9/17/2012 3:38PM

    Enjoy! And how nice to receive two personal training sessions in place of the two classes that you'll miss!

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LYNSEY723 9/17/2012 11:54AM

    That sounds awesome!! You are doing lots to keep yourself busy - very smart!! I can't wait to hear how bootcamp goes!!

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JJAQUES41 9/17/2012 8:05AM

    You go girl!

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JSTETSER 9/17/2012 5:52AM

    Enjoy the punishment! I live in a rural area with no gym. I miss that kind of stuff.

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PATSYB7 9/17/2012 5:48AM

    That is a great deal! There's nothing better than one-on-one with a good trainer. It's also great that you're shaking things up a bit! The body needs change every six weeks to continue making progress! Keep us posted on how it goes! emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 9/17/2012 5:32AM

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Yes you did get a great deal! Many places don't let you pro-rate a personal trainers
's fees. Two gyms I know of it's an all or nothing deal, and it starts at $500 for a 10 week session, so you did great!!

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BUBBLEJ1 9/17/2012 3:59AM

    I think so, too! PT sessions are more than $16.60 (how much each class costs). I think I got a great deal!

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COLETTEISGREAT 9/17/2012 3:49AM

    How wonderful that your trainer is going to give you 2 personal training sessions to make up for the 2 classes that you'll miss. I think this more than makes up for the 2 classes, and in fact could be an even better deal for you!

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