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Bad Exercise Week

Friday, January 24, 2014

I was a slug this week for 5 days. Two days I didn't feel well, so I gave myself a pass, but after that I did NOTHING. I didn't FEEL like exercising. It was too much effaht!!

(my friend has a very heavy new england accent and when people from Kentucky were visiting they asked her why she didn't pronounce her R's and she said - too much effaht)

Anyway,I felt bad about having nothing to add to the daisies exercise totals. I felt bad giving myself 1's on the spark coach check list. ( And spark coach lets you know - having trouble? Don't be afraid to email a coach - we're here for you. - Here are 5 articles on motivating yourself to exercise) After the first two sick days I did make feeble attempts to "get ready" to exercise, but I let things get in the way. We were supposed to go skiing yesterday, but decided it was too cold and I was glad because even though I had planned it I didn't want to do it anymore. I read several of those articles on how to get yourself to exercise and actually, "coincidentally" got one in an email from nerd fitness. Great ideas if you put them into practice.
Finally, today I exercised. Thank goodness! I had planned to do a walking DVD this morning but wound up doing it at 3 PM. But I did it - the whole 75 minutes. It felt great. I think I broke through the exercise resistance. I really don't know exactly what got into me. An attack of extreme laziness?
I am so glad that I didn't decide to chuck everything and eat like crazy. I did stay on my eating plan. Even thought I was inactive to the max I didn't gain any weight. I guess I learned the lesson that I can get through things. Problems in one area don't have to carry over into another. With determination I can get myself back on track.
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DIANNEMT 1/27/2014 3:41PM

    Yeah--I hate when the exercise does what it is supposed to makes you feel better! LOL This "motivation" is just making yourself DO IT--at least, for me. Glad you got up and got it done--both for yourself and for the Daisies!

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TLB1630 1/27/2014 3:35PM

    Scratch the past - it's over and done... It's a NEW WEEK so begin again. emoticon and know that I'm in it with you as well.... emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/25/2014 12:47PM

    Put your energy into today and get it off of yesterday. You'll do fine.

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THIN133 1/25/2014 9:46AM

    Good job for getting yourself back on track ! emoticon

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KANOE10 1/25/2014 8:57AM

    Good for you following your eating plan and staying on track, even if you were not feeling well and did not exercise. You are back on track and will have a good weekend.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 1/25/2014 7:57AM

    Good job getting back on track.
I'm having a laziness attack too, but euphemistically calling it a 'cut back week'
I think it's the cold weather. Staying warm is an effort.

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ZELLAZM 1/25/2014 6:17AM

    WTG on breaking through and doing that video - all 75 minutes! I can relate - have done WATP workouts in the wee hours of the morning sometimes just to get my 30 minutes a day in.

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BOOKAPHILE 1/24/2014 11:44PM

    You got back on track. That's the important thing. Isn't it nice that we can restart without waiting until tomorrow or Monday or the beginning of the month?

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MISSRUTH 1/24/2014 10:25PM

    Sometimes I think that if I spent as much time actually exercising as I do procrastinating about it.... or making excuses for not doing it.... or feeling bad about not doing it.... well, surely I'd be a whole lot fitter than I am! The only physical activity I really truly enjoy is doing a lot of heavy duty yard work and gardening. It's too cold for that right now.... but I keep telling myself that with the exercise I'm doing now, I'm *in training* for that yard work. lol

And I can honestly say there has not been a single time where I've gotten done exercising, and said "well, I sure wish I hadn't done that".

Go YOU for not letting the lack of exercise drag you down with the eating!

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FEARLESSNOW 1/24/2014 10:09PM

    Yay for exercising anyway and putting in a little bit of "efffaht." Hope you have a nice weekend. :)

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TAICHIDANCER 1/24/2014 9:33PM

    This week is past: wishing you better "effaht" next week.

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JOYINKY 1/24/2014 9:19PM

    This crazy weather has most of us out of balance. I spent 2 days in my pj's! Strangely got my exercise in but didn't accomplish anything else productive. Same reason - too much effaht! Just not motivated to do things I don't want to do like clean or work on my taxes. Luckily, I've got a pattern of exercise that I actually enjoy, that's my secret. Building active things I enjoy into my days. Stay warm!

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DOGLADY13 1/24/2014 8:14PM

    You exercised today. You can't fix what happened. So tomorrow you build on today's success. Keep going!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 1/24/2014 7:07PM

    The opposite for me. Good on the exercise, terrible on the food.

What a pair we are.

I'll have to remember the bit about too much effhat. My mum has the accent and I have to translate in my head often.

When I worked in New England I would spell as I heard. That got me into trouble when I'd take a message and write the wrong name. It was embarrassing having to ask for simple spellings just to be sure. I also got into trouble with directions.

eesh.

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JENLMCC 1/24/2014 6:33PM

    Great job! When I go off my water drinking I tend to gain some weight. Even with staying in the calorie limit and I have a drink of soda I gain weight. Sometimes it is good to fall off track, because it helps you remember that you are human. And it also teaches us that we can make mistakes and get back up and start all over again.

You did GREAT!

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SERENE-BEAN 1/24/2014 6:33PM

    You did it!! It's okay; no one feels like it all the time, and verrrrry few people do it even when they really don't feel like it. Be proud of yourself!

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