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The best laid plans...

Monday, May 13, 2013

I had planned to go to the gym after walking the dog this morning, but I made the mistake of lying down for a few minutes and then... 2 hours later I woke up. Uh! I guess I needed the rest. I am not going to beat myself up over it. I have been reading blogs about not expecting perfection, and some of it seems to be sinking in I guess. I will just go to my next workout and do my best. I did walk Cooper about 12 miles today, so it wasn't like I just took the day off completely. I missed a day of running, but I can make it up.

I bought the Spark Solution and started following the plan today. I am adding a snack each day though, because I am very active. The plan calls for about 1500 calories a day, but my trackers tell me I should be eating about 2100 or more calories a day. I figure adding a small snack will put me somewhere between the two. We will see how it works out.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KALEWINE 5/18/2013 2:53PM

    I think the snack is a good idea.

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FARRAH511 5/14/2013 4:42PM


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BRAVELUTE 5/14/2013 2:49PM

    Bodies need to rest ESPECiALLY when we use them extensively (like you do).

That's why sleep and napping were invented. Did you know the body heals itself while we sleep? So proper sleep is an important ingredient in a program for health. Have you noticed that all animals rest? Aren't you glad you aren't a bear? But you MUST give your body the needed rest, and not feel guilty about it.

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SEWINGMAMACDS 5/14/2013 11:28AM

    I got the Spark Solution too. But I like to read through it first before I start.

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INCREDIBLYME 5/14/2013 2:11AM

    when you are working at maintaining rather than losing, you have to be careful not to run a calorie deficit or you won't have the energy you need to keep up the activity you enjoy--good luck as you work to find the balance on the spark solution plan

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WIO_ALISA 5/13/2013 11:35PM

    A 12 mile walk and then the gym?
I think a nap was a great choice.


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COCK-ROBIN 5/13/2013 11:29PM

    You're doing fine. It's ok.

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PURESTILLWATER 5/13/2013 10:25PM

    Plans yeah right. Lol

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OPTIMIST1948 5/13/2013 9:10PM

    Umm. Most people dont walk 12 miles on their day off. Your calorie intake reflects that. (Supersize me, the movie, they make a point that the average american takes less than 2000 steps per day.)

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BIGPAWSUP 5/13/2013 9:01PM

    Glad you got some rest. You must have needed it.

I agree about adding a snack. You are far more active than most people so I really thing you should have a slightly higher calorie count.

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KALISWALKER 5/13/2013 8:55PM

    I got the Spark Solution but don't have the energy to get started.

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CINDHOLM 5/13/2013 8:38PM


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MIRMIUM 5/13/2013 7:56PM

    Good for you :)

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JUNEAU2010 5/13/2013 7:48PM

    emoticon Great attitude!

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