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Getting My Head on Straight

Monday, March 11, 2013

It's funny how I have to sorta give myself a little pep talk/reality check whenever I change things up with diet and/or exercise. This week it has to do with getting back to tracking and eating my "normal" stuff again. I've given my body too much to deal with the last couple weeks. First it was the low carb week, then last week it was the PMS/grace week, now it's back at my good, healthy, sustainable diet.

During the gym BL competition, I had gotten to the point where I was stressing a little about food and exercise. I was beginning to lose sight of the big picture. I wanted results and I wanted them now! While I am thankful that it inspired me to work harder and eat cleaner, I now realize that I kinda wore myself out a bit. My knees are still giving me trouble and my grace week last week was my rebellion against the food restriction of the weeks prior.

With my head back on straight and repeating the concept of sustainability...both with food and exercise, I move forward. I do want to run, but not in pain, so I will take that day-by-day. I'm excited to get back into martial arts but that is just once a week for now. I'll keep doing strength training 2 times a week and cardio 4 days a week, but be more cautious. I plan to ENJOY being healthier, not suffer through it!
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    YAY!!! Here's to enjoying life, and being healthier, not being miserable and suffering!
    1659 days ago
    sometimes our minds need the rest also and you are wise to sense that you may have pushed too hard too fast and no one wants BURNOUT !! we all want the sustainability of the whole journey . Too never give up or give out but to re-energize and renew and feel better !!

    1659 days ago
    I don't go by the "no pain, no gain" mantra either. I'm more of a sweat it out person but really don't wait to be in constant pain the day after a good workout!
    1659 days ago
    Can you believe that we have to post our beginning weights on Thursday... then it's 10 weeks for FUN & FITNESS. You are doing so well. I admire your tenacity. I think giving yourself the grace week was a wonderful idea. Now you can get back into the groove and move your way down the scale. I'm cheering for you! emoticon emoticon
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