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All Day Cardio - Should I Track It?

Friday, March 16, 2012

I tend to not post personal stuff - sparks is for health and fitness but my personal stuff is affecting my journey. The hubby and I have been going through some tough times - we never argue - lately we have hardly talked but something happened Wed that caused the dam to burst - we were up until 3 AM - all day yesterday my heart beat so fast that I thought I was doing cardio without a machine! Today is our 21st anniversary - I am suppose to go to the Y but I'm passing it up - I need to go home and address this problem - today again my heart is beating so fast that my chest hurts - funny thing - I didn't know you could actually feel a broken heart - LOL - just needed to vent - no need to respond. I could post 24 hours of cardio what do you think? On the bright side that is.

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MYLADY4 3/16/2012 9:19PM

    Funny you say that, I have experienced the same heart issues too when some personal stuff was going on. It just shows how much stress has an effect on the body and how too much of it is not good.

Hope everything turns out ok.

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MZZCHIEF 3/16/2012 6:56PM

    hey girl!

So sorry that you're going thru this! Have been thru same... no doubt another reason than yours, but the same reaction to another's actions.

Can't be good for your heart or any other part of your body, particularly your adrenals, which is the source of the pounding heart/fight or flight reaction.

I could suggest a few things but anything I could say at this moment will no doubt sound trite and unhelpful... but...

Please believe in yourself, in your innately good self and choose actions from this point.
The answers will reveal themselves in time... but first you've got to get over this reactionary period (that visceral response, pounding heart, pain, etc) before you can assess the damage realistically and take action.

Wishing you the best!
: )

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Ice Cream/Guilt as a Motivator?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Last week I complained that I put on 6 pounds in 1 day - I did loose 4 of them but being over 2 when my goal was loose 8 more by March 31st was a real depression. Anyway I worked out yesterday even when I didn't want to - today I fought the munchies and dominated! It was hard but I did it. Then I came home and jumped on the scale - I put on 1/2 pound! That was the last straw - after using a four letter word (which I never use) I sat down with a huge bowl of the chocolate ice cream that had been calling my name all week. The result? I felt guilty and motivated - I spent 1 1/2 hours doing yard work (only counted 1 hour as pentence for the ice cream) then I did extra cores and arms - I even did 35 sit ups in a row - I haven't done that in years. Next I did wash, cooked dinner - will be vacuuming soon and I feel great - no telling what the scales will do to me tomorrow but today the ice cream was my personal coach!

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MZZCHIEF 3/16/2012 7:02PM

    Just so ya know...

You can gain and lose several pounds every day, depending on what you've eaten and drank. Everyone is heavier after a meal... because its your weight and the weight of what you just ate.

Additionally we all have bacteria in our guts... sometimes they "bloom"...overproduce... and you'll gain a few pounds. It goes the other way, too.

Water... 2 cups is one pound.
In order to build muscle, you must micro-tear muscle tissue. When this happens, there's an inflammatory response... your body holds onto water, until the tissue repairs itself, then it lets go.

These are all reasons why its not a good idea to base your emotions on what the scale says... why its best to work to good health and fitness thru healthy foods and exercise and let the scale take care of itself.

Set your intention to be healthy, continue to make choices that support this intention. Listen to your own voice.

: )

Comment edited on: 3/16/2012 7:04:26 PM

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RABBLERRABBIT 3/13/2012 8:49PM

    My personal coach is Mr. Cupcake. When I get fed up and break down that's what I grab. Odd thing is that a weight loss usually follows- I hope that happens for you! I enjoyed your blog, good luck!

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Didn't have it today

Monday, March 12, 2012

The plan is 1 1/2 hours cardio on Mon, Wed and Fri - I just couldn't do it today - Knew it going in - so at least I did 7 spurts in my hour instead of 6 and added one extra leg machine. Think I will try 1 hour doing yard work tomorrow instead of the 1/2 hour I had scheduled on the stationary bike. I can still do my core and arms. Maybe my body needs a shock anyway - it's getting really bored with the normal routine.


Ahh the bumps!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Yesterday, I did 1/12 hours of cardio plus legs at the Y - I did have tamales w/ the works for dinner and today I did treat my son to lunch (I had a wrap) but when I got on the scale tonight I had put on 6 pounds in one day! The tamale and the wrap did not weigh 6 pounds! and this is the highest I have been in over 3 months! Didn't handle it very well - I did work out as planned - 30 minutes of cardio and arms and core but I had a wine cooler with my dinner - to dull the disappointment. Gotta keep my eye on the end result - I remind myself I do see a change in my body I'm just not feeling it right now emoticon

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RABBLERRABBIT 3/6/2012 10:41PM

    The ONLY thing that could make your weight spike 6lbs in one day is water. At least it's temporary - and you could lose it over the next day or so just like that. Follow the advice you gave me and keep the faith! emoticon

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SUNNYDJ1971 3/6/2012 8:36PM

    If your sodium was high, it is likely it is water weight. I am tracking my sodium, and if I keep it on the low side, I lose weight, but If I go over, I gain water weight. Hope that helps!

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Stacked Against Me

Thursday, March 01, 2012

I'm trying - I really am but some times things do not work out. My new routine is Mon, Wed and Fri the Y for cardio and legs - Tues and Thurs - home w/stationary bike, arms and core. But today I had to work late (no comp or OT) came home to feed the dog and do groceries and by the time I got home and put them away it was after 7 and I hadn't even made dinner. So no work out tonight. It just doesn't seem fair - I work getting fit around responsibilites - the men in my life are the complete opposite. Not sure I like being woman!

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MELITAG 3/2/2012 8:21AM

    Nice to know I am not alone - that makes me feel better - though I do feel compassionate to your situation. Thanks!

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RABBLERRABBIT 3/1/2012 10:25PM

    Are we related to the same men? I've been asked to stop -- mid-workout -- to bake cookies, answer the phone, get a male person a glass of milk, and be the Seeker of Whatever-Is-Lost-At-the-Moment. Who let the dog out? ME. The men in my life are at the gym, too.

I try to use the advice of my trainer: if you only have 15 minutes, make it the best 15 you can and make peace with it. I don't always make very good peace, but I've reluctantly worked full-body stuff like pushups, mountain-climbers and jumping jacks into my day.

I don't want to sound like Miss Merry Sunshine in the middle of what sounds like a much-deserved vent for you, so just hang in there! Hopefully you'll get some time soon!

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