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Back on TRACK feels a lot like...run over by a TRUCK

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What does it FEEL like to renew after a 2 month slack with no gym?
disturbed sleep
charley horses
general fatigue and
drag a** feeling

After 2 month truancy, we returned to the gym Monday...Sweetie was working so much overtime, it was hot and sticky out, a zillion reasons we slacked... (175.8-165.6) so I still lost through diet and my Finis Jhung barre and Tracy Anderson workouts @ home, (so yes, smart diet is crucial!!) but not nearly 1/2 as easily as when we go to the gym 3x a week for a full body blitz/sauna/swimming like we were-and not weighing for 2 months made me nervous, I like to track closer and do it 3x a week, I still have not bought a scale!

Some stats:
(gym 3x week plus FJ and TA at home)
(no gym and maybe 2x week FJ and bursts of TA 'when I felt like it')

so yeah, the numbers are still happening well and consistantly for me, the more I lose, the easier it is TO lose, but I missed the gym schedule and the super feel-good benefits a lot.

Also, my mood, my motivation, my whole outlook just kind of gently flagged with no gym...I love to swim and be in the pool/jacuzzi, and do a sauna, it feels as good and beneficial as a massage for me to do gym! My shoulder pain is returning as well...
Last but not least, I SHOPPED more, unplanned and impulse purchases, was more likely to 'binge' on cosmetics, cute notepads, stuff like that, but more on that in another blog (worth mentioning tho, cause when I quit 'food rewards' these kinds crept up un-noticed and uncontrolled--not good!)

On the UP side, I learned how important the diet is and how well I have crafted it to suit us, I lose even w/o the heavier workouts, just not as easily, when I was working heavier, I was eating more 'goodies' which for me = treats of berries and cream, more sauteed mushrooms, we had not triaged out most all the processed meats yet, so I was still eating my 1200 but with a lot more fat and carbs. In this sticky heat, my appetite plummeted, so my go-to meal is 3-4 oz ahi tuna with soy and wasabi OR 3 oz white meat chicken salad OR 1 slice fritatta, then add a chopped salad, day in and day out...so yesh, that will lean anyone out regardless of working out :P

4 oz ahi tuna=1.5g fat
4 oz Wild caught Salmon 2.5g fat
4 oz roasted spiced boneless skinless chicken or turkey breast ~2g fat

4 oz 80/20 minced beef (lower fat, right, HA!)- 22g fat,
2 measly ounces pork sausage 19g fat
TABLESPOON oil-14g fat

.......so see what I mean?

But take heed of my achey boneZ today, peeps, do NOT slack in your workouts, it is harder and yukkyyyyyyyyyyy getting back in the swing, feels like re-climbing a mountain I have lost ground on!! muchmuchmuch better to STAY with it, ganbatte ne!

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