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Thursday, September 12, 2013

I have been struggling a bit with my food choices this week. Not to give myself excuses but last week was a high carb week and it threw off my rhythm. The previous 3 weeks was 2 low carb days and then 1 high carb days. This week of high carb days just gave me too much freedom and I'm afraid that I ate the wrong kind of high carbs some of the time. emoticon

Today I reigned things in and did okay with choices and stayed within calorie range.
I had a training session this afternoon with the trainer and I now know that I am a morning person for training too. I really have a harder time getting through the workouts that are in the afternoon.

This session was 15-15-15-15 then a 1 minute drill. What that means is 15 seconds of each exercise but all are related so.......... 15 seconds of squats on the bosu ball, then 15 seconds stationary squat, then repeat both.
Did the same things with bicep curls on the bosu ball and overhead presses. Then there were a few rounds of planks, mountain climbers, and a core exercise.
She kept asking me if I was breathing and I think I wasn't half the time. emoticon I can say that I didn't love this workout but she reminded me that I would love it when I was sore tomorrow (meaning that it was a good workout). Next week we only have 1 session because she is taking off part of the week.

On a good note, we are scheduling a fun team building exercise - a cooking lesson. My suggestion! emoticon I actually found the place when I was looking for cooking lessons for myself. We get to pick the menu that we want to make and the instructor will walk us through it - we'd be in teams - then after we get to sit down and eat!
My group is all woman except one older man. He is against it and doesn't want to go. It kind of irritates me because he is always complaining that he doesn't know how to cook and can only make something when directed by his mother (if you are getting my drift). My manager won't force him to go and that's a good thing because he'd probably ruin the day! I am looking forward to it!!
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  • _VALEO_
    15 sec seems nothing, but it's a killer! Good job on following your training program with your coach.

    I'm sure you'll be back on track following your plan this week. We all have ups and downs.

    Can't wait to hear more about your cooking lesson! Seems fun... especially if the guy doesn't come to spoil it for you.
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    1646 days ago
    You'll get back on track with the diet and the cooking class sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy it! (then you can blog it so I, too, can enjoy the fruits of your labors. heheheee... Have a terrific weekend!
    1647 days ago
    The cooking class does sound like a lot of fun. What a great team building exercise, and probably a lot more relevant than many that are out there.

    I tend to eat a lower carb diet. I had great success (temporarily) with the Atkins diet 10 years ago but then decided it was not sustainable in the long term. I still feel that way about an ultra low-carb diet. My mother eats extremely high carb, low protein, and I know she is paying for it in terms of health and energy level. But I can't convince her otherwise (that's another story, as I am sure you know).

    But when I do have a higher carb day (i.e. bagels for breakfast and pasta for dinner), I don't feel great afterwards.
    1647 days ago
    The cooking lesson sounds like a lot of fun! That workout does sound pretty tough but your trainer is right, you will LOVE it when you see what awesome results it brings!

    1647 days ago
    I know my ultra low carb diet is very different than what you are doing, but my first thought when I read your first paragraph is that "carbs make me hungry." It's not really true. I think it's the blood sugar cycling that brings on the hunger. Anyway, maybe that is why the high carb days created problems later on.

    My diet right now is very restricted and not one I want to stay on for life. I'm doing a full-out ketogenic diet right now to attempt to starve my cancer cells, so it's clear my diet is not for the average person. That being said, I've experienced a lot of very positive "side benefits" from this diet. My fat stores are literally melting away. Honestly, I look better than I have in years. As far as I'm concerned, I think I'm at an absolutely perfect weight for me. Best of all, the mood swings I used to have almost daily from hypogyclemic episodes between eating are completely gone. I rarely feel hunger in the way I used to feel it. All of those are just little freebies as far as I'm concerned.

    Anyway...I guess the point of this comment is that maybe the high carb days are throwing your rhythm off.
    1647 days ago
    The cooking class sounds like tons of food. Can't wait to read about it.
    1647 days ago
    You are on the right track.
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  • FITKAT62
    Sounds like a good workout.
    1647 days ago
    Nice blog !! Unfortunately I can't do squats doc doesn't recommend them for me too painful. Have fun at your cooking class.
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  • 2BEHEALTHY2014
    The workout sounds hard! The cooking class sounds fun. I'd like to do something like that. I'm glad the manager isn't making the man go so he can't ruin it for everyone else,
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