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My October plan and a picture of my nephew :)

Saturday, October 02, 2010

I must admit that I am really glad that I finished the Ironman challenge last month (September), but I also must admit that it took a lot of energy from me. I felt like I was always exercising and always organizing the next exercise. It was a lot of fun, but i have decided that this month will be all about food food food.

When I exercise I eat more, and when I eat more, I want to eat some more, and I do not lose weight.

This happens when I am exercising over my.. what could I call it... threshold ? Well... How can I explain it...

When I started exercise one time run made me so tired, hungry and I felt like I had done so much that I struggled a bit with the portion sizes. When I had been moving around regularly for three months or so, three times a week run became a part of my routine so I didn't feel this body tiredness and I started to move around some more.

Since I started training for the 1/2 marathon I have been really exhausted.. and then came the ironman thing and wow that took a lot of energy from me, especially fitting the exercise time to my daily live and doing all other things I want to do.

I do not want to stop exercising, so now this month I am only going to exercise three times a week.

Monday: Run
Tuesday: Dance
Wednesday: Run practice and sometimes swim
Friday/Saturday: Run or do other exercise.

I know this is four times a week hehehe.. but you know how it is, sometimes things comes up, so this is the days I am going to use for exercising

Last month I did this

Swim: 3,8
Run: 42,6
Cycle: 181,1

I exercised for: 22h:58m




I think sometimes it is a good plan to take one step back to be able to go forward and now is that time in my live

And here is a picture of my beautiful nephew that my little sister just gave birth to

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  • v MUSTILIDAEFURO
    Love the plan....I try to work out 3-5 times a week (optimally 5) for 30 minutes each time. Lately, I've been burning nearly twice the calories a week...but I started feeling really weak and sickly...so I've slacked off a bit....thinking I've been overdoing it. I will know tomorrow if I've lost any weight this week...but I don't think I have. I'm not giving up...and I'm determined...I just need to know the best way to approach my "perfectionist" attitude.
    2108 days ago
  • v IRONGRANNIE
    Very cute baby! That Ironman did me in,too. And the eating!!!!! I am glad you set the challenge, though, as I really enjoyed it. Especially now that it's over!!!I like the idea of concentrating on eating for October. We probably both need to get back on track.
    2124 days ago
  • v LKEITHO
    Very cute baby! Have a great October!
    2125 days ago
  • v LAURIETAIT
    He's beautiful! I think you have the right idea about exercise. The same thing happens to me when I suddenly start exercising more. My body seems determined to hang on to the weight. It seems to appreciate when I ease the intensity and duration up slooowly. lol
    2125 days ago
  • v JLITT62
    Your plan sounds great!

    I like to run 3 weeks a month, then totally take off a week. I find I'm much fresher that way, and I don't really seem to loose anything.

    Exercise definitely can make you hungry! And it's so easy to think, well, I worked out hard, I deserve it (IDI syndrome, as I call it). It can be really tough to balance making sure you get enough good quality nutrition but don't eat too much.

    Here's to a great October!
    2125 days ago
  • v LIBBYFITZ
    Beautiful baby! your plan for October sounds great!
    2125 days ago
  • v CODEMAULER
    September was a busy month for you and your family. You've certainly earned a break.
    2125 days ago
  • v WORKOUTWITHPAM
    Congratulations on your accomplishments, and best wishes in reaching all of your goals. Your nephew is precious.
    HUGS
    Pam
    2125 days ago
  • v REINVENT_ME
    Your nephew is so adorable!
    Congrats on completing the Ironman Challenge!
    Your October will be successful!
    2125 days ago
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