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Losing momentum


Thursday, May 31, 2012

I gotta be honest. On Monday I wrote a blog about how my Phase I results were disappointing but that I wasn't giving up. Well that was a load of crap! I never followed through with any program or plan like this one. I had only missed 1 workout - well, before today, that is - the last strength video on week 1 because I had to rest before a half marathon I was doing on Sunday and the Saturday cardio workout, but I more than made up for it by running for over 2 hours on Sunday during the marathon.

This morning I woke up and stayed in bed a little, then got dressed and went to the living room, where I normally do my workouts, but instead of putting in the dvd, I layed down on the couch and watched the news. Then tonight I came home and was too tired to exercise. To be honest, I'm not sure this program's working.

Well, let me start from the beginning. I've struggled with getting the weight off for almost 4 years - when my youngest son was born. But I've been through phases off and on - being good, then not so much, even running two half marathons during this time. Then I decided to finally try one of these 90 day programs, and after much research between P90X, Insanity and Jillian Michaels, I decided to do JM. It seemed to be the easiest to follow - only 30 minutes each day, and I'm also a big fan having bought many of her dvd's.

The first week of the program I saw an almost 3 pound loss. OMG! Finally! I am getting somewhere! But then, only 1/2 pound the second week, another 1/2 pound the third, then a gain the fourth week that I attributed to TOM. But still kept on and even scheduled an appointment with an endocrinologist to see if there are any hormonal imbalances with me. I have a blotchy patch of skin in my forehead that I've had since pregnancy. I remember hearing in one of Jillian's podcasts that she had something similar and was never pregnant, so I decided to make an appointment. Doctor said there's nothing apparently wrong but ordered lots of blood work to check for thyroid and a bunch of other stuff. I'll have the blood work done on Saturday morning. He said it should take 1-2 weeks for results.

Anyway, just wanted to vent. I'll probably keep going, although today, I'll take a break. I'll do workout 5 tomorrow morning, then 6 on Saturday along with 30 minutes of cardio.

My husband said a friend from work offered to let him borrow the Insanity program. God knows I don't want to spend another $150 for another program. Maybe I'll give that a try!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/4/2012 6:40PM

    Stick with it. I find that the best results are obtained by sticking with one program until the end. Consistency matters.

1/2 pound weight loss in a week is acceptable. Try not to have unrealistic expectations and you won't be disappointed.

Your hard work is making you healthier. The weight loss is a bonus.

You are doing great, don't let your motivation flag. You are in this for the long haul. It's a way of life, not a sprint.

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-AMANDA79- 6/1/2012 11:16AM

    Your skin thing sounds like melasma. Google it for more info. The most important thing is using sunscreen.

Don't give up. You are getting plenty of exercise, so you may take a closer look at your nutrition.

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MARATHONDAD 5/31/2012 11:12PM

    just remember it didn't take a few days to put the weight on it wont happen over night keep your head up and keep fighting

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MASTERCARE 5/31/2012 9:05PM

    Stela....I totally understand your disappointment and frustration.....just trust me...I do. Unless you are doing this program, no one really understands just how hard it truly is....and then not to see results?

I truly believe that you need your doctor results to know. I do. Maybe something is there to slow it down...don't know..and neither do you.

You truly are a rockstar in my opinion....why you do half marathons! I cannot even imagine..but you sure have my respect.

I am going to have you think about something....YOUR FOOD INTAKE and WHAT you are EATING. I am serious. You can be a workout machine..but it may be for naught if your eating plan is not up to par.

I say this, because you know I do half of what you do..but my eating is soooooooooooooo under control...I am losing.

The structure she sets forth is really sound and solid. I count points and I am always at my points or just under...and I am losing.

Please...don't give up...I know you won't..that is not in your nature. Take a breath and re evulate.

I am always in your corner....I am.....

mary

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KAREN_NY 5/31/2012 8:16PM

    Until then, do something active & fun every day. It's good for the mojo!
Cheers!
K:)

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