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Saying "No!" to the Vicious Cycle!

Friday, December 06, 2013

I had my first personal training appointment today and I think it went very well. I was very open and opinionated about what I want, what I need help with and what I expect from both of us. I told him I'd lost 70 pounds on my own but needed help with sustaining my motivation, staying accountable with nutrition and building muscle.

I basically parroted the New Rules of Lifting for Women to him and told him I wanted to lift heavy weights and build lots of muscle. Even though the weights I lifted today weren't heavy, they weren't the little dinky ones either. I'm on my way! I got a new workout plan for the month of December -- essentially cardio 4x and weights 2x per week. I'll be taking Zumba on the weekends and running and lifting during the week. I'm really proud of myself for getting up at the crack of dawn to make my 6 a.m. appointment. I could do evening appointments but I know with my new hectic work schedule, evening appointments are more likely to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond of my control. So, I'm committing to doing my sessions in the morning.

Things have also been pretty good with food this week. I have said "No" to more office treats and gratuitous sweets than I can count. No, to cake, no to cake pops, no to cookies, no to pumpkin pie, no to popcorn, no to candy! I'm not in a moment where moderation will do -- I need really focused clean eating right now. It's like sugar and caffeine and alcohol and simple carbs are just this vortex that can pull me in. The more I eat them, the more I crave them, the more I eat them, in a vicious cycle. I've been saying "No!" to the cycle all week and it feels good.
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ADVENTURESEEKER 12/8/2013 12:42PM

    I love having the strength to say no to the treats! Keep strong!

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RYDERB 12/7/2013 4:33PM

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LAILATN 12/6/2013 10:55AM

    Love this! The more sugar I eat the more I crave too! It's tough but we have to do what we have to do to get results we want.

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SIMONEKP 12/6/2013 10:20AM

    You have to find someone who listens.

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TIFFA409 12/6/2013 10:12AM

    emoticon I am so happy to hear you found a new program to fire you up.

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FUNLOVEN 12/6/2013 8:24AM

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TRAVELGRRL 12/6/2013 8:12AM

    YOU are on your way!!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/6/2013 7:33AM

    Awesome!

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INSPIRE12 12/6/2013 4:18AM

    I am so happy for you. Im also addicted to simple carbs. the more I eat them the more I want. Congrats for avoiding them and getting up early for personal training session. emoticon

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SHERRYBETH84 12/6/2013 3:47AM

    WOW! Six in the morning? I don't love myself enough to do that . It just shows me where I need to heal and learn.

Thank you for sharing and being so committed to yourself. I see you doing this, and I want to be like you . You inspire me.

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SHOOPETTE 12/6/2013 3:11AM

    Yes to saying NO!

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JIBBIE49 12/6/2013 1:24AM

    DONE GIRLS ROCK.

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SUSANBEAMON 12/6/2013 12:51AM

  lifting is good for you, but be careful. it's easy to get hurt trying to lift heavy weights. it is very important to really watch your form when you're doing heavy weights.

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IAPHOTOGIRL75 12/6/2013 12:26AM

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