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T Minus 78, I Can't Stop Trying!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Next weekend concludes another Done Girl seasonal challenge. What I really love about the Done Girl challenges is that they aren't psycho about participation. It's a very friendly, supportive environment. I would definitely make better progress if I did participate more fully. But hey, this is life, right? Like most of us, I don't have the leisure of checking everything at the door and living and breathing a weight loss regime 24/7. So, we have to find what works for us.

Just what does work for me? Setting weekly fitness minute goals. When I look back at August, getting up every morning for 30 minutes of fitness was a great way to start the day. I had hoped to build on that and add a little intensity to the workouts. But it didn't quite happen.

Someone recently commented that they can tackle either the fitness or the nutrition, but working on both at the same time is a big struggle. I couldn't agree more! When things fall apart for me, fitness is always my square one. Nutrition is the elephant in the room that I can't look in the face. I really, really struggle staying in my calorie range. I envy those who can do with nutrition what I do with fitness: make a plan and work the plan. I shy from even creating the plan because I'm so convinced I can't stick to it. If you have tips and tricks that work for you, please share. It's been a tough nut for me to crack, despite all the information I already have.

Thus ends one more seasonal challenge with a bit of a wimper. But I can't stop trying, so I've signed up for the next one! The theme is Fall for Fitness...right up my alley, right? emoticon
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SGTSUNNY 10/14/2012 11:35PM

    I too have the same problem with juggling both diet and exercise. I hope to some day get a handle on both. Glad you will be around for the next challenge. I know they motivate me and keep me headed in the right direction

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POOKASLUAGH 10/14/2012 5:52PM

    I enjoyed this challenge, too, though I'm taking off the next round because I need some time off challenges in general.

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JUNESHOPE 10/14/2012 4:34PM

    I am just the opposite...I can't seem to get my body moving, but the eating thing is no problem for me. ...I just know if I eat something off my plan, that it will wreck all the work I've put in thus far, and I don't want all that work to be for nothing. I am going to write a 'substitute page', & post it to my fridge, on what works as a substitute for things not on my program.
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Like when I want chocolate cake, I'll just heat a banana up with a square of dark chocolate on top of it. It's satisfying, and works for me. When I have the munchies, I'll chop an apple up in bite size pieces, and eat it like popcorn. It's giving me H2O as well as satisfying my craving. I hope this helps.
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REALLY_ROBIN 10/14/2012 11:39AM

    Staying in the fight is half the battle. I think if it was just me and I was only buying the foods I could have on my program it would be a lot simpler. But, there are others to consider, so the temptations are there. I wish I had a more of an answer for you. I'm struggling with the same thing...it's either one or the other.

Hugs...Robin

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COLETTEISGREAT 10/14/2012 11:04AM

    Keep trying; keep pushing!!

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ELRIDDICK 10/14/2012 8:35AM

  Thanks for sharing

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