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Trying to make a plan

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Things have been going alright. That is, exercise wise. I struggle with eating-as do most people on this website. I can't seem to get this idea out of my head that I somehow 'deserve' to eat what I do, justifying it with stress from school, and the upcoming entrance paperwork for law school. Most days, I've been able to exercise enough to outweigh the high calories of the food. Others, not so much.
I have been spending about 2 hours there 3 days out of the week. I have been going swimming every other day-to loosen up my muscles and take a break on my joints.

Exercise-wise, I feel great! I really do! But I think part of my struggle is that I spend so much time at home. Only Tuesday and Thursday are really heavy school days that end at 5:20. Monday, I am done for the day class wise at 9:50 as I only have one class. On Wednesdays, I have that same class, and maybe, a class from 4-6:50 if my teacher wants us to meet. It's the senior seminar class so we don't actually meet every week. Even still, there's a huge chunk of time there too. On Fridays, I have no class.

I am definitely grateful to have that much free time-to get to the gym in the first place. I was so disappointed in myself for having gained, but the fact that I can hit the gym makes me less harsh on myself.

Anyway, those large chunks of time when I'm not in class....I am at home, whether it's reading or otherwise. I guess I'm going to have to structure my days differently. I'm going to have to spend a lot of time in the library so I'm not tempted to veg out and just eat. It isn't that I don't have a lot to do-I really do have a lot of reading and research to do. I just come home, and my habit is to watch television and eat.
I am going to try spending more time at the library so I'm not tempted.
I am just glad that I didn't gain all of my weight back. There is still hope. I can still get to a healthy weight by the time I graduate from WOU. I want to also make sure that I always have some kind of access to a gym. Either that, or get an exercise bike for my house. I will NOT let this slip from my fingers.

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GRANDMABABA 10/14/2013 1:45PM

    Food does seem to be the biggest struggle. I'm at home a lot and that is what does me in. But, life is good and mostly all is well. Great success to you!

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RUNNERRACHEL 10/13/2013 2:58PM

    I understand about feeling like you "deserve" to eat this or that. I've done that in the past. Think that you deserve to be healthy and reach your goals. Changing the thinking can be the hardest part for some. For others it's exercise that can be challenging. I've struggled to get motivated in both areas. Great job on getting your exercise in, even with your busy schedule! emoticon emoticon

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DAWNDMOORE40 10/13/2013 11:49AM

    emoticon Say these words to yourself whenever you are in doubt! You are carrying quite a lot on your plate right now, and there are going to be times when your not perfect! It sounds like your trying to not get down on yourself and to think in a positive way! That is emoticon If you have a day where you don't get to exercise, just remember that you are exercising and it may only be in small pieces right now, but it's better then no exercise. So rather then focusing on what your not doing, remember to praise yourself what you have accomplished and you will feel better! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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