Lowering my expectations...
Monday, December 21, 2009
So here I am on this great motivating, butt-kicking team, going great guns on a two-week challenge, and now I have to lower my calorie-burn expectations!!
That fall I took a couple of weeks ago? Well, I thought it was all better, but I think I've really hurt my tail bone... I sat on the floor yesterday to do crunches and IT HURT!!!
I can do the crunches fine, but things like squats (anything that tightens your glutes I guess) really hurt. As a result I don't get the calorie burn I'm used to with Curves... Today it was quite a bit lower... and I'm in some pain, so it makes sense.
Anyway, I'm going to keep at it, but I am lowering my weekly exercise expectations by 300 cal. to 2700 cal. burned/week. It's NOT a cop out! I'm one of these people who pushes themselves like crazy to meet a goal (I know a few other people like this... Joni!)... I do not want to overdo it and cause it not to get better, or worse... fall again!
Also, I was cooking for Christmas today... honey-roasted almonds for my family. Of course another temptation I gave in to!!
Ate way too many of them and now I can only have salad for supper!! As Amy says, at least it was almonds and not 10 lb of fudge!!