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Admitting to Mistakes this Week

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Okay so, I had a triumphant first month. I worked out six days a week, stayed relatively on track with a few minor setbacks and lost - 12 lbs! I was even happier to feel my body becoming fitter and stronger.

This week was my first major setback. I got sick. It's the kind of sick that just really knocks you on your butt. The first two days - Saturday & Sunday there was just absolutely no way I was going to the gym. I just felt too exhausted and too weak. Yesterday I finally dragged myself to the gym, for two hours and did some light work on the bike and and stair master. I took everything at a very steady pace and didn't push myself which feels like a waste of a work-out.

I've completely abandoned Brazil Butt Lift (for now) because I know I don't have the stamina to keep up with the work-outs right now. I have a very bad cough right now and I just can't handle anything too intensive.

To add salt to the the damage I've added to my work-out routine, I also screwed up my nutrition badly over the past three days. I'll admit I backslid. I didn't track my foods, there was a bunch of Super Bowl leftovers around, and I definitely ate them. Potato salad, cookies, brownies, and a BLT Sandwich are some things I'll own up to. The foods were not the healthiest and I'm sure I went over my calorie limits the past three days.

I'm trying to get back on track (nutrition-wise) today. I don't want to make this into a habit. I promised myself no matter what setbacks I had, I wouldn't give up and I'd keep going. It's hard though because I'm still feeling very under the weather. I have a cough that is waking me up in the middle of the night because it is so intense, it's painful to talk, and my head is usually throbbing if I'm not on Dayquil/Nyquil. I know I would have an easier time getting back on track if I could just shake off this cold, but I don't want to continue setting myself back.

Today is definitely a day I could use some words of motivation. It's so hard to be healthy when I don't feel healthy.
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LOVEISMUSIC24 2/5/2014 10:21AM

    Hey everyone, thanks for the encouragement. I got back to tracking my nutrition yesterday and did some light work-outs at the gym. I got extremely winded when I was walking on an 8 incline, 3.5 speed on the treadmill. That's still walking and I can usually jog at about a 5 speed so it's definitely a sign that my body has some recovering to do. I changed my work-out to something lighter midway through, and I'm just going to continue taking it easy with the exercise until this cough is gone.

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FFUSCO 2/5/2014 7:55AM

    Hang in there LOVEISMUSIC24.

The gym is a breeding ground for illness with germs all over the machines. It's common to pick up colds there, and the like. I'm not really a health nut, and certainly not a hypochondriac, but I have found that making a conscious effort to avoid touching my face in the gym while always wiping everything down before using it helps to avoid the nastiness. It's worked for me so far, knock on wood. But then again I work in schools, which are filthy by nature, so maybe it's just that I have developed super immunities.

At any rate, feel better.

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VEGIBIKER 2/4/2014 8:18PM

    Getting sick is a doozy. You can get back on track. Go back to what motivated you to start in the first place. Go back to what your goals were - and how great you felt after January. Hope you recoup the rest of the way quick!

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LOVINGLIFE43 2/4/2014 6:23PM

    Your body needs time to heal. Don't push yourself until you feel better.
Everyone experiences a "setback" don't beat yourself up about it.

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CONTUSIONS2014 2/4/2014 10:54AM

    Feel better soon! While you are sick, your body really needs rest so donít push it too hard. Concentrate on eating well and come back to your workouts when your 100%. You donít want to make yourself even sicker by pushing it too early. emoticon

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JOHN_SKIM 2/4/2014 10:15AM

  As you can see or rather... feel, motivation is overrated. You need lots of healthy habits to keep you going no matter what.

Just saying...

Good luck! :-)

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