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Springing to Action Challenge - Week Eight

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Ugh. It has been a bad week for me. There was a death in the family and I ended up waaay off track. We spent the week with out of town relatives and of course there was the funeral, reception, and lots of time spent visiting with family. I let the stress get to me and did more than my fair share of comfort eating.

As for this week's challenge...I had a couple of really good days where I drank my water consistently all day long and I noticed that my skin looked really good. I also had a bunch of days when I didn't drink anything except a cup of coffee until after 7PM. My skin didn't look so hot on those days. It's easy for me to forget to drink water. I don't seem to get thirsty until I'm really dehydrated. I think that I mistake thirst for hunger sometimes. I also resist drinking water if I am going to be out somewhere and it won't be convenient to get to a washroom. I keep telling myself I'll drink the water later. Well, I can't slug back eight cups of water right before bed can I? So, putting it off until later doesn't happen. I hadn't realized just how bad I was at this so it's definitely something to work on.

I did put in quite a few cardio minutes this week but didn't do any strength training at all. I also gained another two pounds. Grrr.

I can't believe that this challenge is half over. It's time for me to kick myself in the arse and get on track!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPARTAN40 4/15/2013 9:42AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. You can't beat yourself up over that. Take care.

I didn't have a great week last week either, but we can rock t his one. Keep Sparkin!

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RYDERB 4/14/2013 4:27PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. emoticon
It's remarkable that you could keep your weekly goals in mind at all, with so much going on.

Today is a new day! A new week, and we have 6 weeks until the end of May!

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PATRICIAAK 4/13/2013 3:11PM

    You have my condolences.
Have you tried writing down your plan?

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 4/13/2013 11:37AM

    You did have an unusual week ! Take time to talk to yourself like you would a friend and know that you did the best you could under the circumstances ! YOU can NOW move forward though and don't dwell in those bad habits ! I too am disappointed in my results this challenge but we are STILL here and we are STILL fighting so that says something ! I am sorry for your loss and life happens and we must do and move through it as best we can.......... keep pushing ! YOU are awesome and have done great things and I KNOW you are not done so pat yourself for the good and go forward.


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