Tuesday, July 19, 2011
So I took a lot of my own advice and gave my body a break as well as my mind. I haven't gotten on the scale much, eating right, and got some rest. I LOVE working out so I know to back off a day or week when I'm not excited. It will pass soon!
One interesting note is that I have been eating a lot more protein the last few days. And fat! I have found buffalo meat and I like it! I have no idea if these were helpful to break through the plateau.
So it lasted 2 weeks. And it really did have an impact on my motivation. So I havent been on SP much other than to log all my food. I've kept my nutrition up but haven't been as active. So im going to make SP points a priority again!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I've hit my first plateau! Part of me is frustrated but another part of my is excited because it means that I have lost enough weight for my body to say HOLD UP! But I really would prefer not to spend a great deal of time here, so I've been pondering what I need to do.
- do not get on the scale!!! I've been a little too excited to get on the scale lately since I'm so excited to watch the weight come off. I got on one more time today and not again until next week!!
- give myself a break! I'm so tired today and in the past few days despite the unexpected decrease in overall exercise. So I'm taking tomorrow and Saturday off and going to get back into the swing of things on Sunday.
-up intensity. I plan on adding two swims on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as one additional strength training on Thursday.
- Keep the positive outlook!! I'm doing this all not only to lose weight because I feel good! So, keep up the positive outlook, keep going strong, and the weight will change!
This too shall pass.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
I met up with some local friends yesterday afternoon for the Slushie ride - a ride from inner Lexington to Boyd's Orchard for a slushie! It was billed as a 20 mile ride but ended up being a 30 mile ride!! This is my new record! I was strong and was able to really hang on with all the other girls. Afterwards, some of us met up for a beer and dinner.
Oh, did I mention I feel on the way? Well, more specific, I fell and the bike fell on top. A little scrape on my knee which stung almost the entire time but wasn't too bad. I forgot to clip out again and just tipped over. It has to happen once a year.
But the really sucky part - the reason for my frustrated status - I lost my GPS watch. I put it on my back bumper when I put my bike up and I left it there when I drove off. It's almost $400 and I doubt that I'll get it back. As soon as I realized it this morning I drove over to my friend's house and looked around and didn't find it. I went ahead and found a new one at a cheaper price which I can return if I find my old one. But it's something I really need so I can watch my heart rate and make sure that I don't overdo it so I can survive the entire 30 miles :)
I woke up this morning to join a TNT member for a short ride which is when I realized the GPS is missing. I have that sickly feeling in the pit of my stomach. I realized in the car driving over to my friend's house to look for the GPS that my gut reaction was to go and eat to ease the feeling! I wanted chocolate! It's so strange that I never realized how clearly I used to use food in order to ease that feeling. I think it may have worked but I'm not going to go down that road today. I am eating with a purpose, not due to my emotions. The bike ride fell through but I think I will try to replace it with something else... There's nothing like a good workout to ease the emotions.
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