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    JSCHNEIDRN   10,931
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Eating and exercising

Thursday, May 09, 2013

So yesterday I definitely went outside of my calorie goal, and not in a good way. I have struggled with this for many years. I have tried many different programs to find what works and well what really doesn't. I have realized many times (for some reason I seem to forget) that tracking what I eat makes all the difference in the world. I have tried different ways of tracking and have found the one that works best for me is not really the tracker on spark people, so my food diary on here will not show anything. However, I will make sure to log in here every day to keep things up to date as well as keep a log of my fitness and to track my goals. I will set up a goal on here to say stayed within calorie goal every day and put that on my goal page to keep me accountable.

As for exercise goes, haven't done much since my 1/2 marathon last weekend. I have however signed up for some Groupon deals in order to start getting back to some good old strength training. I signed up for 5 crossfit classes, 10 strength training classes and 8 boot camp classes. I plan to do two classes per week. I will get back to running on Monday, giving my poor legs a rest. Then it's time to start training for my first full marathon (which will be first weekend of October). I am so excited and nervous about that. However, I think it should go quite well.

And now the final thing I have realized or re-realized is that I need to/have to start planning things better. Going to plan my meals better and eat clean and sometimes vegan and gluten free. I am going to spend Sunday evenings cleaning and prepping my food for the week. I am going to plan out my workout schedules for the month based on my work schedule.

I am also going to start getting up at 5:00 am. I am so not a morning person, but alas I know that I need to become one. I always feel so much better if I can get my workout in first thing in the morning. I am ready for the day then and have so much more energy to get everything done that I need to each day.

Maybe these are lofty goals, and maybe not. But I look forward to keeping you all updated on how it is going. :) Happy planning and training!
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JSCHNEIDRN 5/20/2013 5:21PM

    Thanks everyone. Has been definitely hard to get up! :) I am working on it, and hoping that things continue to get better and easier.

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CAMAEL100 5/10/2013 3:26PM

    I too need to start setting that alarm clock a little earlier! It is really the best time to get exercise done. I used to do it and then got out of the habit again!

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SACHABEE 5/9/2013 5:15PM

    Wow! I am in exactly the same boat.

When I am in the habit of waking up at 5 to workout and tracking my food... I am successful. Getting my workout out of the way makes it more likely to happen

When I do not feel like tracking or waking up, I always thing "fake it til you make it". ... That is what gets me through the beginning before I create a habit.

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MAMISHELI53 5/9/2013 4:00PM

    I was reading your page and it's so cool that you want to run a marathon in all fifty states - Hawaii should be nice! emoticon And what a good motivation to set an example of a healthy lifestyle for your patients. Perhaps had my husband done that (he also was a Registered Nurse) he may have been able to hang around a few more years.

I AM a morning person, and found that getting up at 5 gave me enough time to get 30 minutes of cardio, a shower, and time to have devotions and "Spark". You'll get used to it.

Blessings on the journey to a healthy lifestyle.

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