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Too Many Directions

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Yup. As I had feared, life is creeping in. I'm in the 3rd week of the 28 day fitness bootcamp. I was doing great with completing the 7-10 minute videos, and keeping up with the 30 minutes of cardio every day; either running with the 5K Your Way challenge, or going to Curves and doing a workout there. But I'm sad to say that getting everything ready for my 7 year old to go to school has edged out those measly 7-10 minute videos. I feel only slightly like I've failed, as those were the least of my workout efforts. I am, however, planning to regroup starting week 3 over today. I WILL GET THAT 10 MINUTE WORKOUT IN BEFORE I GO TO BED TONIGHT! I'm also finding the Curves nutrition plan not really to my liking. The lady there is trying to tell me that it's okay to start out eating 1200 calories a day for the 1st week, when I'm burning 2700 amidst all these things I'm doing. And, it's heavy on the protein/dairy and veggies, light on the whole grains and fruit. The second week, I get 1500 calories a day - which is the minimum that the nutrition plan here on Spark gives me, with all of the exercise I'm doing. I feel like I'm back doing Adkins, and (sorry to be graphic), but I'm really going to miss pooping if I actually decide to follow this weird, sense-defying eating plan. I'm more inclined to lie and tell them I'm following it but stick more closely to the Sparkpeople recommendations. I'm thinking that this Curves eating plan is designed for ladies who start out and are not moving much in their daily lives. I'm also supposed to count my steps with a pedometer., let's see....when I go for my 3 mile runs 3 days a week, I'll have my MP3 player, heart rate monitor, and a pedometer. I want a crazy person emoticon to put here, but couldn't find it.

I'll figure all this out yet.
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    Excellent points, A-New-Tara! And yes, I too would rather see slow and steady, turtle like, but lasting weight loss along with increase in strength and stamina. I did tell the lady that I thought it was crazy that they were suggesting that I only consume 1200 calories daily for a week, when I'm burning 2800 a week in exercise. And, I think you're right - I shouldn't lie. I'm not very good at it anyway. emoticon
    2040 days ago
    Sadly the downfall to many of these programs offered out there they tend to take calories low because most people want to see that big number at the end of the week. Instead of a realistic healthy number. For me, and it sounds like you are on the same page, I'd rather lose less and lose it healthily than rush a loss by doing radical things. Do what is best for you, what you feel your body needs and the rest will fall into place for you. Honestly, I wouldn't even lie about it to them at Curves, I'd take it as an opportunity to educate them lol.
    But that's me, I'm a bit of a loud mouth at times emoticon
    You're doing great, so keep it up.
    2041 days ago
    How funny that my blog would show up there! Thanks for the support; makes sense to me...and not much creeps me out these days. : )
    2041 days ago
    Hi - I found your blog through the "Love to Cook" forum. (Just in case you think it's creepy that I just ended up here relatively randomly!)

    A healthy eating plan that YOU like is far more important than whatever Curves says you should be eating - and I agree that 1200 calories + exercise is simply not realistic or sustainable for most people.
    2041 days ago
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