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Supreme 90 Day 22 and 23 - Also a revelation

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I had a major pity party yesterday - major breakdown.

I didn't sleep well - total of 6 hours which only 4 hours were restful. That started the day - so I didn't run I was so exhausted. Thinking that some of the issue was stress from the job from the day before. I haven't seen any weight loss - but the clothes are actually fitting tighter rather than looser.

I talked about throwing in the towel on worrying about losing weight and even quitting strength training with Supreme 90. I have been eating within the modified calorie range after my exercise is added in. When I left work I had an epiphany - work DON'T stress it - I am still "in training" but expected to do my required job now - if they don't like where/what I can do they can just let me go - I will just return to doing my job with my husband and that is it. I will not stress about that anymore.

I remembered what Tom Holland says on one of the Supreme 90 workouts - The definition of Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting the different results. I am making a stand NOT to be insane anymore. I will try eating close to 1200 calories not the modified calorie range for the next several days and also drinking more than 8 glasses of water each day. I will see if that makes a kick start to some weight loss.

So - with all that information. I came home from work yesterday - turned on the DVD and did Core Dynamics - 18+ minutes of core workout. Ate dinner then 30 minutes after I finished - I got dressed for a run - the skies were dark, radar showed rain was coming, but I went out anyway. Managed to get 1 mile before the rain started coming down full force. I turned around and headed back home. So I did get a short 2 + mile run after all.

Walked this morning and I have eaten about 1300 calories and now I will wait a few more minutes get dressed and then plug into Cardio Challenge. I will do modifications - push ups still on my knees and any plyo moves I will run in place as my ankles have been whispering at me. Tomorrow I am scheduled for the longest run since Big Sur Marathon of 5 miles.
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  • v GUNNSGIRL91303
    I love that quote from Tom Holland too and use it often. So true. I think the best thing you can do is to stop stressing! So much easier said than done.

    Good job on all the exercise and running Mary! I wish I was more like you!
    774 days ago
  • v SEEHOLZ
    HUGS! Way to pick yourself up and dust yourself off. I would not eat too few calories - I think that's only going to slow your metabolism... but I haven't had any success with weight loss, because I can't seem to cut down my calories below 2,000. I am hoping vacation will kick something off :-)

    774 days ago
  • v WONDERWOMAN
    Yay for getting back on track and stopping that stress monster. Happy running!
    775 days ago
  • v 4EVERADONEGIRL
    I'm so proud of you for stopping the pity train and getting off before you got too out of control! You are absolutely right about stressing things...all you can do is your best!

    Sounds like you have a good plan in place and I certainly hope you get the results you want!
    775 days ago
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