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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I am still not doing what I need to do. And now I am just getting to the point of making excuses. Granted, I am not one to make up a stupid excuse, but not working out because of period issues, is not one I normally would make.

My food has been bad. I have gone over my carb limit, which actually should be bumped DOWN from the 150 grams I had set for myself. I think this is the 3 week, I have been 5 or more days over. And I am not working out, which is becoming a habit. A bad bad bad habit.

And I am feeling it. I think that's why I had my extra period. Why my cramps are so bad. Why I feel like poo!

So I am doing something new. I am taking advice from one of those little SparkPeople blurbs you see on the side of the daily email. I think it goes something like "Do short workouts to build consistency. Aim for 20 minutes a day until it becomes habit." So something like that.

And as much as I dislike only doing 20 minutes (and we all know that I'll probably do more like 30-40 minutes). I have a feeling that saying to myself: it's only 20 minutes; It's only a little bit; I don't have to hoof it out for an hour! That I might actually do it!

Normally I am an 50 minute cardio daily girl. But with class, studying, and studying, and studying, then the packing I am attempting to do every once in awhile, I just don't have time. Which is something I am not accustomed too!

So I am going to start small, set my alarm, and start making this a habit. And even though I am on my period, and dislike working out on my period (it's really not the period itself that I hate), I am going to do a whopping 30 minutes of cardio on the stupid treadmill...today...now. And I hurt already....

I am still planning on getting a video, but the living room is still lunched out. My mom just doesn't care about anything anymore. Which kinda sucks, because it's hard to do even my scheduled dumbbell arm training, let alone a video.

I took my measurements today, and I did go up a pound, but I am blaming the period, on that one. Then I did increase my arm by half an inch, but then again, they are just getting stronger and toned! I really haven't seen much difference from this month to last, but I really haven't been working out. So hopefully since I am doing this new 20 minutes every day thing, my body will still lose weight, and (I can't believe I am going to say this), I might make my October goal of being 139 or lower.

Sounds ridiculous thinking that a month ago I was a pound away from the goal and I needed to make a new one, but then life got in the way. Ah well.

Off to gym I go!!!!

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    Hell, start with 10!

    On days I really do not want to work out, I force myself to do 10 minutes, and before I know it, 30-40 have passed because I immediately feel so much better!
    1960 days ago
    I understand the not working out problem! A year ago I gave myself a low back injury from working out too hard. That has turned into a year of not quite getting my mojo back! Made plans with a Tops friend, tonight, that I will see her in the morning driving past. That means I have no excuse! Still not feeling wonderful, but I can at least get there for the magical 20 minute!! You're right: that 20 will most likely end up as more than!!
    1962 days ago
    You have a plan, so now all you need to do is follow it, right? Well, it sounds simple, but it's easier said than done, and I totally sympathize! A lot of my spark buddies have been fighting though this wacky fall funk, too. I hope you find a routine that works with your hectic school schedule :) It's so hard to get back into a good workout schedule after a break!
    1962 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    I'm sure the pound is excess period weight.
    OK, so I already read your status, that you found the short workout to be helpful. So YAY for that! You can do this Misha, I just know it. Just hang in there and just keep pushing yourself!!!

    1962 days ago
    I know what you mean! I am going to curl up on the couch with some hot cocoa..I am also on my TOM and I hate the pain. I think it is getting worse as I lose weight, with the cyst being gone though, I am wondering if this is what a normal one would feel like or what...hate it...lol....me...hot cocoa...couch......

    1962 days ago
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