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Pondering a new exercise routine


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ok so I think all these comments from people might slowly be sinking into my thick head! I have been at my plateau for way too long…like over a year, granted I wasn’t actually watching what I ate the whole year since I was still having relapses with my ED. In June I have this weird month where I gained almost 10 lbs in 3 weeks, not sure if it was due to my IUD mirena or what, but seriously I even thought I may be pregnant! Since joining SP in mid-July I was able to get the recent weight gain off and get back to my normal weight of around 135 lbs, I don’t really consider that weight loss since I am thinking that weight gain had to have been hormonal and related to water retention.

I have been very active the past 3 years with intense daily workouts and can’t really afford to add more exercise time to my busy schedule, so maybe I am exercising too much and eating too little. Well I can’t see myself eating more because it would be too hard with my past ED, so that leads me to my only other option – to decrease my exercise. The question is will I be able to wrap my head around the idea of not working out enough to burn my calorie intake? Mind you the plan below doesn’t account for any activities I do with the kids; playground, bike ridding, waterslides or swimming)

Current exercise plan: I change it up with different strength training exercises and change from 2 days of strength to 3 days every 8 weeks for variety)
Mon, Wed, Fri – I hit the gym at lunch for 40; consisting of 20 min weights & 20 min cardio (elliptical)
Tues & Thurs – I hit the gym at lunch for 40 min of cardio (run 3 miles & rowing)
Mon – I hit the gym again at night for 60 min Kickboxing Class
Tues or Thurs – I hit the gym with my boyfriend for 60 min of racquet ball
Thurs – Play intramural co-ed sports (Kickball for spring/summer/fall or Broomball in the winter) – and NO I don’t enjoy in the beer afterwards
Sat – Spring/Summer run 3 miles or Fall/winter is 60 min kickboxing class

New exercise plan: (dropping both 6 miles of running a week and 20 minutes of rowing)
Mon, Wed, Fri – Hit the gym at lunch for 40; consisting of 20 min weights & 20 min cardio (elliptical)
Tues & Thurs – go walking at lunch with a friend
Mon – Hit the gym again at night for my 60 min Kickboxing class
Tues or Thurs – Hit the gym with my boyfriend for 60 min of racquet ball
Thurs – Play intramural co-ed sports (Kickball for spring/summer/fall or Broomball in the winter) - and will still not partake in the beer afterwards
Sat – Spring/Summer run 3 miles or Fall/winter is 60 min kickboxing class

I hope I can get my body & mind to not feel guilty about not exercising so intensely everyday.
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JAMIEP931 8/18/2009 4:28PM

    Think you might be onto something there!!! Sounds like you have plan. Good luck!!!!!!! emoticon

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