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IDEA - Day 27: I really struggled today

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fortunately or unfortunately, keeping within my calories when I make a conscious effort has not been all that difficult for me. Am I sticking to a strict 1200? Hardly. I aim for between 1200 and 1400 calories a day and I seem to do that pretty well.

Where I struggled today was with my workout. I went for my bike ride yesterday and it felt harder than usual. I just kept pedaling but I couldn't seem to get moving. I always felt like I was at a crawl. Today for my C25K training I struggled on the last 3 minute run. I actually had to stop and walk for a few seconds before kicking it back up again.

What's going on? Is this normal?

Tomorrow I bike into work and then to the FKC. Wednesday is my rest day, so maybe that will help. I should mention that I'm repeating C25K week 3 again - I just don't quite feel confident that I can do week 4 yet.

I hope that everyone's Monday went better than mine did! Here's to making it through the rough patches!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FATHINSN 7/19/2012 1:33AM

    I think it's normal to have slow days, it depends on your energy level, what you ate, rest - I find those affect my workouts even if it's same thing that I did on previous days.

By the way, at first glance, FKC looks like KFC, hehe.

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REESYK 7/17/2012 4:14AM

    Rough patches are the bits that make us keep going. Because its in the rough patches that we learn how to beat this, how to control it! Keep pushing and whats C25K? Good luck!

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BJPENNY70 7/16/2012 10:34PM

    Be of good courage my friend. You will have slow days. It is normal. You might need to eat more carbs. Always have some protein with it.

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UMBILICAL 7/16/2012 10:27PM

  Struggling make change happen

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