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Week 3

Monday, July 08, 2013

3/7 days staying within cals/macros.
0/7 workout days.
Maintained weight.

Welp. I was supposed to improve my staying on track days, not get worse. At this point, I'm over getting where I wanted to be in less than 2 weeks. I'm not "giving up" I've just accepted that fact that for reasons beyond my control I haven't been able to stick to my fitness plan at ALL but, I'm still at my maintenance weight and I look better than I have before so, I'm okay with it.

Food-wise, I was on track for every day up til the 4th, as in only 3 days. I was honestly planning on having a low-key 4th with the bf and staying on track, but we got invited to a pool "party" with another couple friend(s) of ours and I wasn't going to pass up a social opportunity or pool time. We brought chips and guac as well as lots of festive fruit (blueberries, strawberries, etc.) but there was lots of sangria consumed. The 5th was total wash because I was feelin' it and craving everything bad for me. womp womp. Saturday I did really well, getting all my freggies in between bfast (protein smoothie with kale, berries and mango) and lunch (zucchini ribbon salad with tomatoes, goat cheese, and balsamic dressing) but then we went out to dinner. Sushi (I think I have an addiction). I had about 900 calories left for dinner, but I might have consumed that much lol. So there you have it, only 3 days on track (the previous sunday--I still can't decide if I should start counting my weeks on Sun or Mon--I was being lazy and didn't track)

I didn't work out all week. My back was still giving me a lot of issues. I had PT on Tuesday and I had a lot of the same previous treatment (stims, etc.) but this time she tried addressing whatever was going on in my rib area, twisting, etc. she said is possible to have a rib "slip" just like my hips are often tilted and uneven. I'm hoping that's all it was. It gradually was getting better, although still flaring up at night, so I didn't want to push it.

Yesterday, I guess I'm counting it toward this week, I started out really well. On-target macros/cals and I FINALLY decided to workout. My back isn't 100 percent but it's reached the point it feels stretching and working it will do it some good rather than pain and resistance to anything. I took my barre class and boy did I FEEL it. It had been almost 13 days since I last worked out, ugh. I felt like I lost all my muscles. It felt so good to wake up sore today, and I mean really sore, glutes, abs, back (again, good way), even arms. Barre is a total workout.

I am traveling for work this week, I will be gone Tues-Thurs and even though it's only 3 days I have struggled previously when I travel. I just get this mindset that I can eat whatever, I crave candy/bad snacks for the plane, etc etc. I know I've said this before, and I've gotten some good suggestions, such as packing healthy snacks for the plane, etc. But I really just have to think no excuses, you would try to stay on track if you were home, there's no reason why you shouldn't now. Just don't do it. Don't buy that candy. Don't grab a breakfast pastry. Don't buy that cheesy panini for lunch. All these things I NEVER eat, don't give into. Just because you're not home and you "can't get them anywhere else." OH WELL. Just don't do it.

My hotel has a gym and I'll be getting out even earlier than my usual work day so I will have nothing else to do--because no offense to anyone from/living in Cleveland, there seems to be NOTHING to do there. So I will have ample time to make use of that gym, and pool! So I'm actually kind of excited for that. Gonna bring my HRM, sneaks, workout gear, and swimsuit. No excuses.

In other fronts, here's an ironic/funny story for you that I just feel compelled to share (maybe I'm looking for validation??). So my sister and I are both in LTR and are kind of hoping for the next step... During some sort of convo, her SO literally asks, do we know what is taking [my bf] so long? HA! My sis was not amused, coming from a fellow feet-dragger, how he can even think that my bf is taking a long time. And, they are older than us. But there you have it, even he is wondering. I have given up on stressing myself out when it is going to happen. I have an idea in my head of when I'd like to get married, and you know what, it's not even soon so I really can't be upset. When that time comes and its been, oh, 9-10 years, then I'll put my foot down.

Let's make it a strong week!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IRP1114 7/10/2013 2:13PM

    Funny story. You are doing right not to stress over it. You are together and that is what matters! Sounds like a balanced week to me! Hope your back starts getting better soon. Sorry you have to deal with that right now. I am glad you are giving yourself credit for looking good right now. You DO! And you will keep making progress with your efforts too emoticon

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RAINEMARIE214 7/9/2013 2:17PM

    I travel for work pretty regularly, and I always think it must be party time in my head because I go completely crazy with my eating. Though, this last trip I took 2 weeks ago, I did significantly better than usual. I also think that when you are travelling, staying in a hotel for a few days, you dont always have the best options available to you, so portion control is really important!

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CHODGES83 7/8/2013 3:59PM

    "All these things I NEVER eat, don't give into. Just because you're not home and you "can't get them anywhere else." OH WELL. Just don't do it. "

For some reason I'm just imagining Fat Amy (Pitch Perfect) saying "Sometimes I think I could do crystal meth, but then I think, better not."

That's the ticket! Just pretend whatever you're trying to convince yourself is okay, is crystal meth!

Hope the back continues to mend!

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CLRWILLIAMS25 7/8/2013 3:15PM

    Even though you didn't stay perfectly on track all week, I think maintaining your weight over a holiday weekend (especially without exercise!) is something you should be proud of! Glad you got to go to your barre class. Nothing like a good sore feeling the day after a workout to help keep you on the right track.

For traveling (in addition to the other suggestions you mentioned), it helps to have something to do to keep you occupied. A book, magazine, movie, etc all help keep you occupied. Or walking back and forth through the terminals.

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BONOLICIOUS2 7/8/2013 10:36AM

    Trips are the WORST sometimes - why does it feel like you can throw everything to the wind under the "trip" mentality?! I do that too! And I often end up feeling sick or sluggish or whatever, like I didn't know I was doing that to myself?! C'mon! I think your idea to pack EVERYTHING you need and trying to stick to the plan is a GREAT idea - good luck!

And I HEAR YOU on this wedding junks. I think once you hit a certain age, it becomes easier for people to nag you about it, even if it isn't in YOUR plan. All that matters is what YOU want. It can get really annoying though, right?! If you think of any good comebacks let me know, I need some too!

Try to have fun on your trip, even though I hear Cleveland can be a bit of a challenge in that area lol. See ya!

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WALLINMW 7/8/2013 10:29AM

  Have a healthy day!

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KCLARK89 7/8/2013 10:28AM

    You can do it!! I know for me, actually writing it down what you did and did not accomplish is a little bit of a pusher to do more and "beat" what I previously did. But also, don't push yourself too hard physically if your back isn't up to it.

I know how you feel with traveling and eating what you wouldn't normally. I have the feeling I'll have to MEGA deal with that when I go visit friends/family in a few weeks because there are restaurants/favorite places there that I don't have in Florida. It takes a lot of willpower and some "spark" but you can do this!

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