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One Step Back, Two Steps Forward

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The past week was an interesting one. I had my birthday on Thursday, so of course there was a lot of eating out and not tracking my food. I also had some depression set in, which doesn't ever bode well for my motivation. Therefore, I didn't get to the gym as much as I had planned to, and I also undoubtedly overate. I didn't get my water in, which my body FELT! But, I still DID things. I still went to the gym twice and participated in my first 5k yesterday. I still checked in here every day.

The scale moved in the wrong direction this morning, but I'm not going to sweat it. I'm so proud of finishing my 5k in 45 minutes. I never thought I would do it in under an hour, since I didn't train properly (I'm only finishing week 2 of the 5k rookie running plan). I ran as much as I could and then walked for a while, started running again when I could. It was such an awesome experience! And it's giving me the motivation to keep going with this program so that I an actually RUN a 5k when it is over.

I'm also going to really think about my grocery list for this week. I'm going to try and pick 2 or 3 easy, healthy dinners that I can incorporate into our week, as well as continue to bring my breakfast and lunch, and track what I am eating.

And the water. Oh, the water. I have not gotten 8 glasses the last few days (some days NONE!) and my body really feels it. I am more sluggish and dragged out because of it. It's amazing how something that seems so small and simple can really make a huge impact on how I feel. So, back to at least 8 glasses a day, no matter what my mood is.

Here's to a great week everyone!!!!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Good analysis. You can see the cause and effect of your behavior, and you know how to change it so you can feel better. Birthdays can throw us off track. The Spark says the most successful Sparkers are those who get right back up and on plan. I want to become one of those successful Sparkers!

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LINDAK25 9/23/2012 9:54AM

    Happy Birthday! Congratulations on your 5K!

This isn't about how perfect you are, it's about learning to be flexible while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At least, that's how I see it. Okay, it would have been nice if the scale stayed the same, but after a couple of days of drinking your water, you might just find that you lose that weight. When you eat out you get a lot more sodium! What I notice here, though, is that you really have a plan and know what direction you want to go in and that's fantastic!

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ORANGE81 9/23/2012 9:14AM

    Here's to water it does a body good. Congrats on the 5k and knowing you need to track and make changes. It's hard to fall off the plan but it's so good when we know and get right back up. emoticon

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