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Day #5 - Why should I be discouraged

Friday, July 26, 2013

That song just popped in my head when I was thinking about my blog title. That's the way I feel this morning after getting on the scale. It's really my peek-a-boo scale as I use it to check my weight instead of the Wii. I was somewhat shocked and then not so shock by the weight gain. This week alone I've gained almost 8#s emoticon emoticon but...I'm not concerned about that. Why you ask?

Let's see.
I started back to eating "better" than I was.
I started back to consuming ALL of my water daily.
I started working out daily (treadmill and elliptical - 45 to an hour)
I started weight lifting and strength training daily

Now with the weight lifting alone I can expect to build muscle and inflammation to the muscle and surrounding areas. Without failure my body always reacts in a gain when I start to consistently exercise again. I'm more than positive that the weight lifting and this change is the cause of the weight gain.

The positive is I know I haven't gain much weight as I'm wearing a NEW size 18 jeans and they aren't snug in anyway, shape or form.

So this sums up for me why I can't be discouraged by the numbers on the scale. When I look over the minor changes and some big changes I've made this week - they're all positive ones. Getting my mind and body to wrap around these changes is still a struggle but I'm pressing really hard not to make excuses. The funniest thing of all on this weeks journey --I have consistently gone to the gym every day just about Monday-Friday without fail for a year. Sure I've missed a few days here and there but about 75-85% of my year I went. When I set this challenge as a NO EXCUSES challenge it seems that everyday when it's time to change clothes and head to the gym - I begin the battle in my mind that wants to make excuses to go home and not workout. What is that all about?

I battled yesterday really hard but I went. It even started at work where I almost didn't change my clothes. But I said nope--I'm going to change and if when I get on my end of town I can decide either way I'm dressed. I went and walked on the treadmill for 45 minutes. It was a hard 45 minutes. My legs were feeling heavy, they ached, my back was laughing at me and screaming stop but I didn't. I did however bring my inclines down to a 2 from a 6 so that I could make it the entire 45 minutes. I didn't do any lower body workout. I spent my after gym time cleaning out my truck. I sold it so the new owner will be coming to get it today!!!!

Well I'm not sure what my weekend holds as far as exercise. But I will finish the 2 projects I've been working on at home. My workout stations will be set up before Monday!!! Alright have a fantastic and successful weekend SparkFriends emoticon
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SUNSET09 7/27/2013 6:01AM

  Keep on, keeping on as you are doing YOU and a great job as whatís for you, is for you. emoticon on you rsize 18, as to see it, believing it is to achieve it. Itís a lifestyle change and know that the scale can be your enemy as well as your friend. I would suggest getting a measuring tape as it will not steer you wrong and will reflect results of your hard word. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NSMANN 7/27/2013 12:47AM

    The weight gain is probably this water retention. This happens when we start a new exercise program. My weight regularly fluctuates between 1 - 8 pounds without any actual fat loss or gain. Keep up the good work!

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SPARKLE1908 7/26/2013 10:17PM

    You are doing the right things and it will pay off big time soon...keep pushing!!!! emoticon

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REBIRTHDIVA 7/26/2013 2:25PM

    emoticon NEW size 18 jeans! be not discouraged. some days will be better than others. we just gotta keep on movin' emoticon
have a blessed weekend emoticon

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PRETTYPITHY 7/26/2013 12:13PM

    There's no need to be discouraged -- you know you're doing the right things. Your action will yield results. Stay the course!

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SUGAR0814 7/26/2013 12:07PM

    The weight will come off. You're doing strength training & weights, so it will take some time, but don't stop!! emoticon

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