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Spike in Appetite

Thursday, May 02, 2013

I've added to my fitness pretty steadily since January. From doing hardly anything to cardio enthusiast to carido and strength training. Just getting into the gym pretty consistently took me from August 2012 to January alone. I was doing better at eating but couldn't get myself interested in fitness again even though I KNEW I'd feel better once I started. It got to be more of a habit in late January and because regular routine for me to do it 3-4 times a week. .In about March and April I finally learned the art of PLANNING my workouts and scheduling them ahead of time. Then in April whether I was tired or not I got so used to it that it wasn't even an issue if I felt tired or unmotivated because it was scheduled; I knew it was coming and I didn't make anymore excuses just as I would treat a meeting at work or an appointment for my daughters checkups, etc.

The first thing I focused on was nutrition and now that I am doing a lot better at fitness I find myself most troubled with nutrition. In April once I'd added strength training consistently and then added a bit more cardio to kick it up I noticed a spike in my hunger. I've gotten planning my workouts down but I just can't seem to get the art of planning my meals down. Even when I do plan things out for the day I'm finding myself still hungry at night and fruits and veggies DO NOT satisfy the hunger. I've tried joining challenges but I don't follow through, I have the cookbook but I haven't done much more than go through it, I have the nutrition book for TurboFire and I bought a book recommended to be by a SparkFriend www.amazon.com/This-Your
e-Thin-Forever-Mor
which I have started reading.

It's not that it doesn't interest me because health really really does I just can't seem to get the combination down or the planning right. With so much to do with my little girl, work, fitness, getting my photography going, friends, etc nutrition planning is a struggle. I know I can do it, it's just going to take time.

I will be tracking progress on here. Wish me luck and feel free to share any advice you might have!!! Thanks for reading!
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ELIZABETH5268 5/3/2013 3:38PM

    Thanks for the suggestion! I want to add smoothies back into my daily meal plans to help get in more nutrients and prevent my hunger spikes. I have all the stuff to do it and have had it which is the stupid thing about me not getting off my butt to do it!

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LIFEFOUNDONARUN 5/3/2013 3:15PM

    I loved this blog :) I loved it because I identify with it so much lol. I am by no means perfect in my nutrition, but I am SO much better than I was a few years ago. My advice is (what worked for me, anyway) picking one thing to either add to your nutrition, or one thing to take away from it. I tried doing the whole changeover with my diet and it always left me feeling like I got no where with it, so I would just go back to the way I always did things. When I started taking it one thing at a time, it seemed to change the perspective for me and I saw it as more of a goal achieved, which led me to wanting to do more of it. Just a suggestion!

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JENSTRESS 5/2/2013 3:18PM

    Good luck!

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