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PMS, flagging motivation, and other joys...

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I've been kind of a slug since my school year ended a week ago. It was like I was so relieved at the prospect of a break that I just flopped down on the ground and stayed there, practically immobile, for a week. I have not made significant progress toward the goals I set for myself last month, and, for a few days, I let myself get unmotivated by this. I did the whole, "Why am I so lazy? I'm going to be fat forever and there's nothing I can do about it, so I might as well eat 17 bags of chips and watch tv all day. Waaahhhhhhhhhhhh!" routine.
I didn't even feel like Sparking. I logged in, spun the wheel, and that was about it.


Fortunately, I could see how ridiculous I was being and this morning, I just told myself to stop being a baby and just pick up and move on. So I fell. Big deal. Get up and keep going. I started my day by doing Coach Nicole's Barre workout from her Cardio Sculpt DVD (which I received in the mail more than a week ago and hadn't even opened yet), and I felt SO GOOD! I need to remember that feeling when I get in those moods where I don't want to work out.

I can definitely see a connection between my motivation and my TOM. A few days before my period starts, I turn into an irritable, grouchy slug who just wants to stand in front of the fridge and eat everything in sight. Ugh. I am going to research some natural ways to offset the PMS symptoms. And, this may be TMI, but I think we can all handle it, I tend to retain a lot of water and my breasts get so sore that they just hurt all the time and the last thing I want to do is exercise. Does anyone else have this problem? What do you do about it?

My goals for June remain the same as for May:

1.500 fitness minutes


3.Track some meals

4.Measure as I cook (I have actually been doing better with this!)

5. 10 minutes of fitness every day

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    1609 days ago
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    It's always nice to take a break sometimes, too. Lots of times we just need it. emoticon
    1610 days ago
    Your TOM sounds rough! Mine never gave me problems like that. I would very rarely have some cramps or something and maybe be a little crabbier than usual, but that was it. Hang in there! And good luck with your goals – they sound awesome! You CAN do this!
    1610 days ago
    I have your problem plus add irregular periods extra long and heavy and add some hot flashes , waking at night throw in a little anger ,a whole lot of tired .plus crying spells for no reason one right in the middle of the big bang theory. how do you handle with laughter realize that it is normal just hormones. I read somewhere pms is made stronger by lack of iron and also calcium. Do the best you can do and don't beat your self up things will get better someday. hit the three weeks you are not miserable hard at the gym eat the best you can
    1611 days ago
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  • CARM1401
    1611 days ago
    Hey, you picked yourself up and that's great! Woo Hoo.
    1611 days ago
    emoticon One step back, 2 steps forward!
    1611 days ago
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