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Finding What Fits

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

So far so good with my plan to eat and exercise without too much stress or guidance with numbers. It is certainly harder to know if it's "working," but I'm not bogged down with anxiety about it, either. As I mentioned in my last blog, I know what makes me gain weight, so I just don't eat in a way that makes me do that.

The biggest struggle is resuming my strength training program. I've mentioned in the past that I am not very good with self direction in this aspect. I know that it's good for me and I need to do it, but I fumble with the execution. I did well when I had a PT directing me, but I don't have the budget for it these days. I'm trying to obtain a used copy of "ChaLean Extreme" DVDs, as I think a compound cardio/strength directed video workout might be easier for me to stick with.

Exercise and diet is all about finding what routines and meals will work for us. We all know we have to eat well, do moderate cardio, and lift heavy things. I've got 2 out of 3. It's got to be something we do regularly and almost automatically. If it's something we have to force ourselves to do, it's not likely to stick for the long term. We have to keep experimenting until we find what 'fits'.
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    Have you looked into CrossFit? I was hesitant to start, because it seemed a little over the top, but if you can find a place with good instruction and small classes, it's almost like having a personal trainer. It's great if you love to push yourself but need some motivational support, too.
    1681 days ago
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    Hey girl! I also picked back up with ChaLEAN, I love the program and the DOMS it comes with emoticon I enjoyed the NROL4L program but I don't have the equipment at home to really make it work so I figure I will stick with CLX until I can join a gym in the fall. Good luck getting it!
    1690 days ago
    I love reading about your journey. Your tenacity and willingness to learn as well as try things is an inspiration to me! emoticon
    1695 days ago
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