Difficult First Week

Friday, March 09, 2012

Hey Sparkpeeps,

This sure has been an interesting first week. For starters, I am a runner and was finally able to break through a plateau this week to get to my longest distance of 9km. When I look back on the progress I have made these past few months since I began to excersize regularly , I am amazed and quite pleased, I never thought I would be able to run for an entire hour without stopping. My difficulties however lie in motivation and diet.I have gone a little over my calorie limit each day (by about 50 cals) though I can,t Quite figure out why. I don't want to be eating so many that's for sure and I would like to eat a more nutritious diet but when snack time comes I seem to reach for carb rich foods over fruits Mind you, My diet has improved as far as I can tell from previous weeks and months and I do need to remember that this was only my first week of many, that I cannot reach my goal weight and fitness level overnight and that no one is perfect straight out of the gate.

How was your first week on sparkpeople? Were you able to meet all your nutritional/ activity goals? How did you stay motivated if you deviated?

That's all for now

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    omg running for an hour??!! Just for the fun of it?? I would have to be chased by a bear or something, and I am afraid that after only a few minutes, the bear would win. emoticon Absolutely no way I could do that my first week, and wont be able to in a year from now either ha. But WTG for you though!!!! That is A-Mazing!! Sounds like a fantastic first week!! emoticon

    Smile & Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
    Melinda (GoPintos)
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    2172 days ago
    With all the running you are probably burning soo many calories and your body is telling you it needs more.. and with running you need to eat carbs so dont worry.. It will all come together eventually
    2172 days ago
  • RIKKI572
    Being honest, no, during my first week here I did not meet all my goals. I have gotten much better, but none of us are perfect, and I still have times when I struggle with it.
    As long as you stick with it, and keep moving forward you will succeed!!
    2172 days ago
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