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Monday, March 18, 2013

Hi friends,

Thank you so much for your support on my last blog, post orthopaedic visit. I am determined to not let my situation completely stall or derail my efforts, I just need to look at it as an opportunity to keep moving but with a different focus.

Quick recap on the weekend. I didn't work out at all, and I didn't eat as good as I'd like, BUT I will not dwell on it. It could have been worse. Friday I ate well but then splurged for a nice sushi dinner (with drinks...womp womp) but it was well worth it and delicious. Saturday I ate within my calorie range. Sunday, not so much...I had a St. Patty's day brunch inclusive of a yummy Guinness cupcake.... emoticon oh well. Then for dinner I tried to turn my eating around and made a delicious meal of beet/gorgonzola/pecan salad with raspberry & balsamic dressing paired with seared ahi tuna steak marinated in a low sodium soy sauce with garlic and ginger (yes I realize they don't really "go" together, but nope don't care). I had never successfully seared tuna until yesterday, yay! I'm really trying to train my brain that if you have a meal that is less than stellar (aka my brunch) it does not mean you should "allow" yourself to cheat the rest of the day and throw it out the window. Turn it around. Everything you eat matters. Why is it so hard to follow this when it is so basic a concept?

Which brings me to me my next idea and that is that I'll be sharing my trackers now. I don't know if it will really help because I doubt people will even read or provide advice (although I hope you do!) and also what I love about SP is that people don't usually judge, and kind of the point of staying on track and sharing is to prevent people from judging your bad decisions, lol. Anyways, I'll give it a shot. Just knowing I have to admit what I ate may help, and hopefully people will offer suggestions as to where I can improve so I can learn.

I was soooo gung-ho about going forth with my plan from Friday, I don't understand why it was so hard for me to execute. Why did I not workout at all this weekend? I feel like I keep making empty promises to myself. Today I used the Spark Planner function to pencil in my daily workouts but it's hard because I don't know the other days I'll be going to physical therapy this week. No excuses, I have the workouts outlined that I'll be rotating for the next month or so, every day I don't have therapy just do one of them! Simple as that...least I hope :( I don't know why it's so hard for me to stay accountable to myself. Spring is coming. T-shirts and tank top weather. I don't want to get soft, especially my arms. Must prevent this. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SQUIRRELLYONE 3/19/2013 10:43AM

    Oh, emm, gee... that salad sounds delicious!

*going back to read your last blog to hear the news from your orthopaedic visit!*

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CLRWILLIAMS25 3/18/2013 12:06PM

    Like IRP1114, I also check out friend's trackers when they mention food in their blogs. It's also just nice to check out trackers when you're looking for new meal ideas (especially snacks). Also, that Guinness cupcake sounds amazing!
Have you thought about starting an exercise streak? I've found that keeping my 10 minutes a day exercise streak alive has compelled me to get a workout in every day (even if it's only a 10 minute yoga video or lifting weights while watching tv). The streak has definitely been a great motivator. Spring is almost here and spring/summer clothes are always another great motivator :)

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CHODGES83 3/18/2013 11:21AM

    Just gotta make it a priority. You either do it or you don't. Can't always be as scheduled/planned, but you care enough about yourself to do this. I know you can get on track and stay there!

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 3/18/2013 10:38AM

    Keep swimsuit season in mind and keep pushing! You can do it!

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HAWAIIANMAMMA 3/18/2013 10:00AM

    Even knowing that nobody is going to look, the thought that they could look had always been an effective one to second guess my food choices. And I would totally log that Guinness cupcake with pride! Yum!

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IRP1114 3/18/2013 9:59AM

    Great plan! Tank top season is definitely motivating me to stay on track! Hate wearing them when I feel squishy. I do occasionally look at friends trackers when they mention food in their blogs ; )
Good luck this week! Hope all goes well with the PT and you can get some good tips on improving the quality of the workouts you do!
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