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Monday, January 23, 2012

I worked hard over the last few days to get closer to my nutrition and fitness goals. I got my calories up to a great number, fat was cutting it close to over-but in good range, salt was good, protein still needs to rise just a bit, carbs seem to be hit and miss, and fiber is better but still needs to go up.

I changed my nutrition tracker for SP to plan my meals. I'm a picky eater so I had to edit a few, but all within good ranges if I stick to it. I also got this idea from reading blogs....I changed my tracker to 'pre-diabetic plan'. I've not been diagnosed with this, BUT the tracker just may fit me better. It tells how many calories, etc to aim for-for each meal and allows 2 snacks. I get along much better if I eat small meals more often than 3X a day so maybe this will help me stay in ranges more.

I'm still in the running to hit 1000 fitness minutes this month!!! I still believe I need to knock it up a notch to harder workouts, but the fact that I'm consistently getting off my bum is a good thing..especially for winter:)

So this week I'm concentrating on:

Going to the gym...full body ST and elliptical...Tue & Thur
At home...DVD's or Xbox...Mon, Wed, Sat
Drinking my water...aim for 5 cups
Follow meal plan
Keep working on taking breaks from studying to stretch and move a bit

I've had to declare a break from running. Every time I try to jog, no matter how much I stretch, my calves, shins, and sciatic nerve area bother me. I get really tight and the pain just isn't worth it. My plan is to step it up in other areas and strengthen up so maybe I can handle jogging again in the future.

OK it's time for planned breakfast and some time with my new DVD with weighted gloves:) Then some last minute studying before class and lots and lots of studying afterwards for a test tomorrow.
Have a great week all!!!!!!!!!
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    Keep up the good work! You are doing great! emoticon
    2223 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    I know you can do whatever you set your mind to! emoticon
    2224 days ago
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  • HS1056
    Good for you! It's a struggle getting the nutrition balanced, I know. For a while I ate way less then recommended. But your plan sounds balanced and I believe you may be onto something with the pre-diabetic plan for meals. My hubby is diabetic and maybe I can get some ideas to help him from there. I like the idea of eating smaller but more frequently. Keeps the blood sugar from spiking. Thanks for sharing this.
    2224 days ago
    Sounds like you have a good plan. I too tried the SP meals, but it didn't work out. I'm now using another meal plan, thru e-mealz. It's only been 1 week so I hope it works!
    2225 days ago
    Go you! Way to adjust your plan & get all your nutrients balanced! The "pre-diabetic" tracking sounds like a great strategy too.

    It's fabulous that you not only tracked & made results public but then ACTED on the information! Not everyone does that . . .

    2225 days ago
    Sounds like you're having a great time! I tried using the SP meal plans, but they weren't for me, which is a shame, because they are so convenient!
    2225 days ago
    If you're not adverse to water, perhaps you can try aqua jogging in a pool near you. Runner's World keeps mentioning it as one of the cross-training options for top runners.
    2225 days ago
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