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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Not my best week as can be denoted by my last blog. Motivation and energy was severely lacking. That being said, I got in one workout this week. And I paid for it in major pain. My clot leg yesterday was throbbing nonstop from the lack of activity and poor circulation. If I exercise for no other reason, it should be to keep the pain away. I don't know why it doesn't get through my thick head, but one day it will. I hope. Bad food choices. Which may be part of my motivation and energy problems. A spark friend pointed out in a comment on my last blog that may answer all of my problems...gluten. I've been a very bad girl again. I don't know why, but I'm having a REALLY hard time saying goodbye to bread because the small town I live in only has WalMart and they don't stock much for us that are gluten intolerant, I can't wait to move, so I have to make my own bread if I want it and I don't have a breadmaker. Or money for it. But that's beside the point. The fact that I keep glutening myself could be why I'm so out of it all the time. I must continue to work on it. Part of it may also be that I'm so stressed about the whole bankruptcy thing. It's a lot harder than I thought it'd be and I already thought it'd be difficult. But I'm getting close to the finish line with the paperwork, so all that should be left is the court date in a couple months. I hope. Cuz this thing is killing me and what little time I have. All of it is a lot right now and I'm trying my best to keep my head above the water, so if I fail from time to time on showing you guys the support you keep showing me, which I haven't done this week, please forgive me. I am trying. It will all ease soon I hope.

But anyway, with all of this in mind, I still seemed to have lost 1.2 pounds. I don't know how it happened, but I'll take it and I'll work harder this week to reach my fitness goals and nutritional goals. I'll work on the meditation goals when I can, but I'm going to focus on those most because they are my biggest struggles right now. And I actually have a plan. I came up with a meal plan on my own this week, so proud of that one, and I plan on following through on my fitness goals, which is to get 30 min of cardio in each day and to strength train 6 days a week, working on different areas of the body each day to allow for recovery, followed by my favorite: stretching. That's my plan. It's simple, so hopefully I will follow it for a change. Here's to a much better week and progress!
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    Stretching is a great stress reducer too. Hope this week is great for you!
    1808 days ago
    I don't know it sounds like you are going from zero to 60 with your plan this week! If things are so stressful that you only managed one workout last week, maybe you should start smaller this week instead of planning to workout 7 days a week (cardio)? I think I've mentioned this before to you but I've been managing to stick with a short morning routine and because it's been consistent, it is showing results. I also don't feel terrible about not exercising when I'm exhausted at the end of the day because I've still managed to fit in my routine in the morning.

    I know one great motivator is some success! Not just on the scale but feeling good about what you've been doing in terms of diet and exercise. It's okay if you need to move in baby steps because you'll still get there at the end of the day. Anyways, I don't mean to be discouraging and I definitely don't mean to make it seem like I don't think you can do it if you put your mind to it. It just seems like you're being really hard on yourself and setting yourself up for a really difficult week with all the changes you're making. I do that to myself a lot too and am learning to be kinder.
    1808 days ago
    You've got a great plan - you can do it.
    1809 days ago
  • COOKIE_AT_51
    1809 days ago
    For me, the key to eating healthy is preparation. If you leave it too late, you'll grab anything to satisfy the hole in your belly. But if you take a wee bit of time to prepare the weekend before, the night before or whatever, you can head off a lot of those "oops" moments. You have to decide what preparation is best for you. For some, a meal plan is enough. Not for me. I need to make ahead at least 50% of a healthy meal before I'm committed to it. Maybe you can try a few things (start with a meal plan) and see if you do better until you find what works for you?
    1809 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Great!!! Keep Tracking your food, and exercising each day. You Can Do It. Keep Pushing Forward. This is the WAY TO GO!!! God Blessings to Everyone on This Lord's Day. Let's Us Enjoy It. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Dealing with financial stuff can be STRESSFUL, so make sure you're getting that meditation in to help you manage it. This too shall pass!
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    emoticon together!!
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