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Any Advice?

Saturday, August 04, 2012

This week I struggled a bit. I think I'm in an exercise rut. I eat mostly the correct calories, though. Lately, however, I haven't been motivated to exercise and I've been really wanting to snack. Changing my lifestyle was really easy at first but now it's getting harder for me to tell myself that those chips or that hamburger is going to hurt me. My brain wants it. I need advice.

For exercise, I've been doing (well not the last two weeks so much) 4 times a week running and on off days at least 10 minutes of some other exercise. The results from this have been great and I'm training for a half marathon in December so it's also necessary. On the off days I generally do a 6 week 6 pack or weight loss yoga video. But I've been doing the same routine for the last 3 months. Does anyone have any workout suggestions? I know that I must need to change up my routine to help the motivation slump.

After tracking my food. I've noticed that my desire to snack on foods that don't fit into my lifestyle has become a problem. My protein tends to be lower than recommended on some days and I'm wondering if this might be part of that? I'm not vegetarian but it seems that If I choose two recipes from the spark cookbook to eat each day, my protein just tends to be lower. Also, I watch tv while I eat my dinner and I've noticed that when I watch tv in general now, I want to snack. I enjoy it but I know it's not good for me. I'm going to kiss the tv dining goodbye. As for snacks in general, what are some of your favorite snacks?

I really want to be successful. I'm only 0.6 of a pound from the halfway mark. I really want it this week.

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RG_DFW 8/5/2012 8:12AM

    We all learn to make little adjustments along the way and sometimes we have to struggle a little bit to find the next step. Just keep looking, keep trying, and you'll find it.

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GOLFERGIRL21 8/4/2012 7:17PM

    Best advice I can give you:

Switch up your routine on off days. Sometimes its just going for a 2 mile walk :)

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Goals for this week

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Here's a breakdown of my goals for this week. Small and manageable;

1. Eat out only once this week
2. Plan my meals before I eat them
3. Complete my workout plan (at least 10 minutes workout on non-running days)
4. Watch no more than 1.5 hrs of TV per day
5. Go on Sparkpeople everyday

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FARMGIRL1968 7/29/2012 9:34PM

    Sounds awsom! Keep up the good work.

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Crazy Adventures

Sunday, July 29, 2012

This month has really had it's ups and downs. A test of my commitment to myself and my goals. August is summer vacation in Japan. At school, I have no students. I'm bored, and for the first time I realized that when I'm bored, I look for a snack. Good realization. Now I'm working on not snacking.

Another realization while watching a show at night with my husband. I want to night snack. I want to snack in front of the TV. This is something that really has sabotaged me these past few weeks. From now, I am going to try to focus on eating during my meals and not conditioning myself to eat a night in front of the tube.

On a more exciting note, so far I have lost 18 lbs. I swam in the ocean on a beach in Japan and I watched fireworks for a festival. Doing all of these amazing things has made me realize that life is full of temptations. It's easier to grab some festival food than to bring a healthy option. As they say, if it was easy, everyone would do it.

I'm worth it, you're worth it.

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GAELA-I-CAN 7/29/2012 7:00PM

    Sounds amazing. I would love to visit Japan. Someday. emoticon

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Getting back to it.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I haven't written a blog in a month. Part of me thought that maybe I didn't need it, since my weight loss has been going well. I've been going a bit lax on my eating and exercise as of late. I realized that without sparkpeople and my blog, I don't hold myself accountable for what I eat and how I exercise. So I want to get back to being on Spark. I miss it!

Let's recap the last month. I've been working out and have lost a total of 17lbs. I gained two this last weekend after going to climb Mt. Fuji. We climbed overnight, no sleep, and I didn't watch my calories. It makes sense that I gained.

I just signed up for my first half-marathon for December 1st. I have to finish in 2 hours and 30 min. Wish me luck.

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MAUREENGRACE1 7/20/2012 4:34PM

    I certainly do wish you luck, its great that you are up for another challenge! You do use your energy wisely, whether you know it or not. Maureen xxx

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GENKI_LADY 7/19/2012 8:16PM

    No it's the time limit for the race... Ahhhh!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 7/19/2012 7:02PM

    Wishing you luck. emoticon Is that a self imposed time? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Training Day 4

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Finally got my new headphones in. Going to take them out for a run tomorrow. So excited. The plan for tonight is to do some weightloss yoga with Bob Harper. I've done yoga workouts before but this has to be by far the most difficult one I've done. I actually find myself swearing at him emoticon !

Anyway. I'm really excited about this half marathon. We decided to take the one in November so I can properly train for it. Awesome.

My mini goal for the next two weeks is to lose 5 lbs. I weighed myself today, but my usual day is Sunday. I feel a bit guilty for doing it but I wanted to see how my week was going... 70.3 kilos which is 155 lbs. That's the weight I said that I was on my driver's license! Now I'm going to have to change it to my goal weight or something. If I can get down to around 150-151 I will be elated and will feel great wearing my bikini for a BBQ coming up. I haven't been that weight in forever. Since high school maybe. I'm really motivated this week to take my goal of 5 lbs and crush it!


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