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Friday, January 11, 2013

Last weekend was bit of a bust. My work schedule was brutal, 6 shifts in 7 nights. I totally used that as my excuse to eat English muffin pizzas and cheese sticks two nights in a row. I also let the "too tired" excuse stop me from working out, even though I know I would feel better and gain energy from a little sweating. So of course I was feeling awful just sitting on the couch full of fat and carbs.

Thankfully, I change things around on Monday and have done pretty great all week. I'm trying out a primal/paleo diet, low carb diet and it seems to be working. The scales are moving in the right direction. My carb craving are pretty high but tolerable. I know that I can stick with this and get the results that I want. I just need to be consistent. I've been tracking my food and seem to be doing well keep my carb/protein/fat percentages with a decent range.

My workouts have been good. Did an upper body workout on Wednesday and yesterday was lower body. I love a good leg workout. I've been going to the gym alone (usually have spouse with me) and even though I've been there a lot I am still really self conscious when I'm in the weight area alone. I keep thinking I am going to mess something up or take someone's machine or break so unwritten guy-gym code that I know nothing about :). Honestly though I just need to get over that...and I'm working on it!

I've been getting 30 minutes or so of cardio each day and I'm enjoying the feeling of a good sweat. Doing some interval running 1min walk, 1 min jog, it's not pretty but I'm doing it. Going to use this month to build up my running again so that by Feb I can start looking at more serious training and distance. I can't believe my last race was my half marathon last spring. I miss it :(

So I'm headed in for another work weekend. I've got a pretty well stocked fridge. I've got my workouts planned. I'm ready to rock it and hopefully on Monday weigh less than I do now!
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    I know how night shifts go, that's my most difficult for eating (snacking is terrible) but day shift is terrible on my workouts. I'm so tired when I get home from the 12 hr shift I don't want to exercise. Good luck and keep up the good work

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