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Good Day Anyway


Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Disappointment. My personal trainer was not at the gym this morning. Nobody contacted me. Not very professional. They said he had a family emergency and should be back either the 10th or 11th.

I had already done a 10 minute elliptical warm up before I asked. So I went ahead and did an interval incline and speed workout on the treadmill for 63 minutes. Then I did 10 strength machines to the best of my ability, including 2 I had not done before he showed me last week. Based on the way I feel right now I expect DOMS in my glutes and surrounding muscles tomorrow. We'll see.

I'm building that streak of staying within my calorie range. The middle two has stayed on the scale more than a week. When I went from 128.2 to 129.2 for no reason I didn't freak either. Somehow it's easier to accept than when the middle number becomes a three, which is silly-silly-silly, I know. Perhaps my logic in this area can win out over the silly emotional reaction.

Yesterday's SparkCoach challenge was to abstain from any sweets, sugar or artificial. I just wasn't up for it. For one thing, I'd already had some in the day. So I'm doing that challenge today. The first 8 hours has gone okay, although several times I've almost reached for the Splenda or raisins. The challenge for today is to do warm up, exercise, cool down, and stretching. Since I usually do that anyway, I thought I could handle both challenges today. I stretched a little more than usual as I have been guilty of cutting it a bit short at times.

So despite the disappointment this morning, I'm having a good day! Hope you are, too.
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_LINDA 1/10/2013 12:17AM

    Making lemonade out of lemons, thats my Marsha :)) Way to work it! Very rude of the gym not to notify you of the trainer's absence :( I agree with the others in that I don't think they would consider raisins as a sweet (unless thay were covered with chocolate or yogurt ;))
Congrats on keeping the middle 2 for a week!!!
I took a free trail of the SparkCoach on maintenance mode and won't be up to the challenge today as it said cook something healthy. I just don't cook, I enjoy my raw veggies and fruit. I never use my stove or oven!

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AQUAGIRL08 1/8/2013 10:45PM

    You are doing a great job!! Keep up the good work!

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WATERMELLEN 1/8/2013 10:21PM

    A good day indeed: you know how to cope with disappointment productively.

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RUN4FOOD 1/8/2013 9:41PM

    Congratulations on your 2 again.
Glad you went ahead and did your exercises instead of making an excuse not to because your trainer wasn't available.


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MSLZZY 1/8/2013 9:00PM

    Still finding the positive-great!

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FROSTY99 1/8/2013 8:31PM

    emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/8/2013 6:54PM

    emoticon Sorry they didn't give you a call... you'd think they would have a backup plan, share calendars or something... but then again... youth?

You handled it well, though. There are advantages to "maturity"! Have a great tomorrow to follow up your great today!



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GOLFGMA 1/8/2013 5:45PM

    You did the best with the situation and I'm sure you will continue to do well with all the challenges. emoticon

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GABY1948 1/8/2013 5:35PM

    Glad you made a good day out of bad! And so glad you are keeping that middle 2 there! You are doing emoticon in my eyes! Hugs

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2WHEELEDSHARON 1/8/2013 5:23PM

    Way to revise!

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JOYINKY 1/8/2013 5:10PM

    emoticon You MADE it a great day! A choice we have and you definitely manage more than most! Good Job! It's not silly to be watching that middle number. There are certain ones in our past where it seems we got stuck and that "feeling" comes back when it's threatening---like it's opening the door to gaining again. For me it's 4; and it's what brought me to Sparkpeople. I did not want to go back to where I had been - over and over! So I guess we should be thankful for that middle number; for me it's a task master! So glad you made lemonade out of the professional lemon at the start of your day!

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MAUREENIE1 1/8/2013 4:14PM

    emoticon Raisins have a lot of sugar, but I think they are a good substitute for the granulated sugar.

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TEQPEACH 1/8/2013 3:13PM

    Keep on. You are doing it right.

Terri

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NEW-CAZ 1/8/2013 2:56PM

    raisins are okay Marsha but I applaud you wanted to stick to your guns!

Have a good day emoticon

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 1/8/2013 2:39PM

    Good for you. You are a great role model for all.

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/8/2013 2:19PM

    Good for you in making the most of a last minute change. Yeah someone should have contacted you about this, but I'm sure if was a complete accident.

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NATPLUMMER 1/8/2013 2:15PM

    You can't have raisins??? They don't have added sugar.

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