Updated Trackers--How to Actually Use Spark
Friday, December 07, 2012
Yesterday I mentioned in my status that I updated my trackers and dropped my calories... this is what I meant.
I had updated my goal weight and date (again--since I keep plateauing), but yesterday I thought... you know I don't really work out as much as I used to -- I should update that.
My surgery was 3 months ago (crazy right!?) so my whole "recovering from surgery" excuse is BS. I used to do a lot more cardio before surgery too -- now I don't. I won't get into why or how I've been slacking, but I updated my tracker to a more accurate view of what I do. I don't do cardio 5x a week for an hour like I used to... 2x for 45 at most is max. I do more ST, but again -- less than I used to. So once I updated that -- boom -- of course my calories were going to drop.
Diet is way more important than exercise for me right now -- and I was eating too much to see a weight loss -- which is why I haven't been seeing one. So my advice to everyone is to check your tracker every 2 or 3 months and make sure a) your goal weight and date are accurate and b) your exercise is accurate. If its not -- you might end up in maintenance mode like me right now.
I'm not unhappy with myself at all right now, so maintenance is okay. Giant weight fluctuations when I go on benders isn't, which is what I've been struggling with -- but my refocused dedication to tracking should help with that.
I'm going to do another one of my typical blogs next -- but I just wanted to remind everyone of how the site works. It relies on you being truthful about your goal, your weight, and your activity. When you do -- it works! Everyone go check your trackers if you haven't in awhile ;-)