Monday, March 08, 2010

Wow, it's been over a week since I've been on Spark. Sorry but I've slacking a bit.

I decided to reset my goals.

I've focused primarily on increasing my fitness level but I think I need to reassess my goals.

I recently read an article that stated that reducing your intake is more important in losing weight, while exercising maintains the weight loss or prevent adding back the pounds once you lose it.

Personally, that made a whole lot of sense. I've been really good at exercising regularly from aerobics 3 to 4x a week and adding strength exercises once a week but have not been doing very well with my dietary intake.

Despite exercising as often as I do, I haven't been able to have much progress. I tested out a theory last week. I decided to focus on reducing my total caloric intake from excessive levels to "normal" levels and I did lose a pound. I did not exercise at all last week but I was still able to lose a pound. Prior to last week, for 3 weeks, I reduced my intake somewhat (not enough to make a significant difference) but I did exercise regularly and for the life of me, could not lose a single pound. It was driving me crazy!!!

So, this week and the next few weeks, I need to reset my attention to concentrate more on eating healthy and less on putting all my efforts on exercising. I will continue to exercise but will not make it my primary focus.

I also need to return to updating my Spark nutritional and fitness status. I've been a little neglectful. I still haven't gotten into the habit of recording them daily.

That's it for today!! I hope you all have a beautiful Monday!!
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    Glad to have you back!

    2782 days ago
    Oh, I'm soo glad your back!!! If i don't track my stuff on a daily basis I would have nothing to keep me accountable! I don't track my strength training as faithfully only cuz its not as easy. I dropped 3 1/2 lbs right away when I changed my eating habits! Thats not MY main goal though. I want to firm up what i have and in that I may actually gain a pound or two back.
    I hope you have a great week! Keep up the good work!

    2813 days ago
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