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Looking Forward

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Last week I weighed myself for the first time in about a month. I was SURE I was going to lose weight because I was working out so hard, and tracking my food.

I gained 1.6 lbs.

Yes, I notice my clothes fitting better. Yes, I notice the toning. Yes, I notice my endurance improving.

For some reason, I was still bummed.

In the same week, I had to cut back on the personal training because my free sessions expired. We can only afford one time a week for me to go. From now on, the plan is for me to follow this schedule:

Monday - 30 minutes cardio + abs class
Tuesday - 60 minutes cardio (elliptical + 5k training)
Wednesday - 30 minutes personal training + 30 minutes cardio
Thursday - 60 minutes cardio (elliptical + 5k training)
Friday - 30 minutes cardio + class (I'm thinking Zumba or BodyPump)
Saturday - Rest
Sunday - Rest / possible 5k training

I decided to skip the gym last night, so tonight I'm going to work really hard. My shins were bothering me from the weekend (LOTS of standing, walking, jogging, and no icing), but I'm going to hop right in tonight.

I saw some pictures that someone posted when we went out for a friend's birthday. I looked at myself and thought, "Ew." Why can I not get these thoughts out of my head!? I mean, I'm making progress! You can't necessarily see it on the outside just yet, but my clothes are getting looser. I wish my stomach and face would hurry up and shrink.

Next week is Spring Break, and I can definitely tell that I need the break. I'm slacking in my school work, and I'm feeling just downright sad/depressed and highly unmotivated. I was off my meds this weekend (forgot to pack them for out of town) and that is a big part of it. But I have also been feeling "off" for a couple weeks now. I finally shared that with my husband and my mom. I burst into tears for absolutely no reason yesterday. It's difficult because those close to me really don't understand depression/anxiety. I share a close bond with my sister-in-law, and so I can talk to her about it, but I don't feel comfortable sharing all of it. Plus, she's got her own family and life, and I don't want her worrying about me.

I need to hop off and get some studying done before class. Until next time!

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STRINGS58 3/9/2011 10:49PM

    Please, Please love yourself!! If you are seeing beneficial changes, those are the real changes. The scale measures gravitational pull, not fitness. My weight is so easily affected and it's just fluid, fluid, and it's temporary, temporary!!

emoticon yourself emoticon all that work!!! YOU ARE MAKING PROGRESS even if the scale is hiding it from you emoticon
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MPALMER15 3/9/2011 10:30AM

    emoticon That 1.6 pounds could be lots of things: sodium, hormones, low fiber. Don't let it de-rail you.

Your workout schedule looks great. Don't worry about the trainer. I did my entire journey without ever setting foot in a gym or talking to a trainer. Just keep moving and watch your nutrition and you will get to your goal. I would also look for other ways to add additional fitness to your day. If you feel great after a workout and think you can go longer, do it! If you get the opportunity to take a walk in the afternoon and you've already been to the gym, jump at the opportunity! Finding ways to add more movement to your day will help you to stay moving even when you don't feel like doing intense gym sessions.

Now that you have all of this movement scheduled into your day, make sure that your nutrition ranges are set right. I use the Calories Burned Weekly box to ensure that I am eating enough to fuel my workouts.

One day you will look in the mirror and find that your face and stomach have shrunk. Amazingly it seems to happen overnight. Everyone has their own threshold where they get to a magic number and all of a sudden everything looks better and people around you start noticing all the time. Just keep working at it because when you do hit that magic number, you are going to be giddy at your reflection. It is well worth all the hard work and sacrifice.

Hope this helps. Have a fun and fit week and keep moving!

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PMFISH 3/8/2011 10:44PM

    Clothes fitting better, feeling more fit, more endurance - girl that is what you want! - you should feel elated. Muscle weighs more than fat and that is a fact.

When did you have your last blood work? Sounds like your hormones might be out of sorts. Don't know what type of meds you are on, but any change can put your system off.

Hope the break gets you rejuvenated! Positive thoughts coming at you! emoticon

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ANGIESDIET2 3/8/2011 3:05PM

  I feel your frustration too, but I had to come off my meds. because I couldn't stay awake and always felt over medicate. Now things seem to be much better and I wish the same for you.

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