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I am making progress!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Today I feel that I am making a lot of gain on my program. My unofficial weight this morning was down three pounds. I am doing my best to not get over excited in case I don't have 3 lbs. down on my official weigh in date (Saturday mornings.) But it has me so excited. It's is really gratifying to see progress. Not that I haven't felt I was making progress right along, it's just that I didn't feel I had to kill myself doing exercise or get sick for eating cardboard. It has been fun! Really fun. I laugh when I am at the gym. I love my food and get excited over new recipes that have things like whole grain and vegetables! I hope this feeling continues. Why do we get feelings of dread? DO we expect failure from diets? I hope not! All I can say today is Woo Hoo! Yippee and way to go ME!


Excuses and Busters

Sunday, February 03, 2013

My biggest excuse to not excersise is "my back is hurting" To bust this excuse I need to remember that excersise will increase the core muscles and will promote better back health.

My second excuse is there is no place to do excersises. To bust this one I need to clear an area large enough to place my excersice mat, my excersise ball and my step aerobic board. It would be nice to have a place near a tv to play videos.

I could think of more but not now! In a little bit I will get to it! Wait, is that another excuse? No way!!!

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Sunday, February 03, 2013

Today I am going to revise my goals. I need to clearly lay out short term, moderate term and long term goals. I have a lot of trackers and have thought of them as goals, but I want more individualized and clearly stated goals. I want to break down my weight loss as goals, I want to break down fitness with goals. I think if I do this realistically I will feel a greater sense of accomplishment. Here is to trying this out!


Too much Too fast

Friday, February 01, 2013

I have been having a lot of mixed feelings about how I was doing. I know I have been doing good but, I think I took the gym on too much too fast. I was excited that I did so much gym time and was exercising so much at home too. I think it's burn out! Realistically I think I should have taken things on a lot slower. My muscles and joints had a major retaliation! I have taken a couple of days off from the gym. Tomorrow when I go I will take caution at going too much too fast. I will limit my pace at walking and lengthen time (Instead of increasing rate and while maintaining time) If I feel it gets too easy I will increase elevation slightly. not try a full blown interval work work out for someone much younger and more fit. I must remember I have been sedentary for two years after back surgery and I am 50 years old. I cannot and I am not expected to keep up with the twenty years old niece. I need to push her without causing me distress and pain. I can do this. I know!


February Goals

Thursday, January 31, 2013

So I really felt a need to think about what I have accomplished in the first few weeks here. I have lost atleast 5 lbs so far (Tommorrow is my weigh in day). That's cool! I have consumed more water in the last two weeks than I have in the last two years combined! I have stoped all of my caffinated drinks! That's nice on the wallet! I have averaged 3 days to the gym each of the last 3 weeks! Weekly fitness totals have exceeded the 135 minutes and the 880 calories per week! I went out of range for calorie intake 2 times since Jan 14th. My Carb, fat, and protien charts show I went out of range 1 time for Carbohydrates, 3 times for fat, and 1 time for protien.

I think that is good. But why do I feel I have such a long way to go yet? Maybe it is because I have committed myself to so much that I can't do it all. I really think I pushed myself too far too fast!

So I am changing my primary goals:

Keep drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day
Keep going to gym 3 times per week
Keep going to the gym 3 times per week
Do at least 10 minutes of excersise each day.

Keep up with the teams! Don't skip checking in with my teams. I get alot of support and ideas from those forums.

I want to take a few minutes each day to reflect on my goals. I need to make sure I am not doing too much that I burn myself out. Try to simplify my program.

I think I can manage those goals.


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