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Time to stop feeling sorry for myself!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

So I joined the BLC #12 last Wednesday and we were suppose to blog at the start of the challenge. The point was so at the end of 12 weeks we would have something to look back on to remind us how far we had come. Needless to say, I did not do that. We are one week into the challenge and I have decided to stop feeling sorry for myself.

This week did not go as planned. In fact the last couple months have not gone as I planned. According to the scale, I am up almost 10lbs from where I was on November 1, 2009. From a fitness perspective, I am a down from running (or cross training) 35-40 miles per week to maybe 20. Finally from a mental perspective, I am on a downward spiral that I can't seem to shake.

Tomorrow will be my first BLC#12 weigh in and I fully expect the scale to admit what I am refusing to. I am off track. However, I don't need this to "shake" me to my senses. I am ready!

I have been fighting some nagging injuries. I realize this might make getting back to regular exercise a bit more difficult but I have got to quit using it as an excuse. Even if I might need to lay off impact sports, I can still find plenty of other things to participate in.

If I might be a little lacking in the exercise department, then I must make up for it in the nutrition department. I can't control how my body is responding at the present time to my workouts but I can certainly control what I am putting in my mouth.

Blogging my successes and failures is what works for me. Having a plan works for me. Being accountable to someone works for me. So I am going to try and commit for the next 11 weeks.

Wed. 1/20
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 30 minutes brisk walking
BL gym class~ YES, standard option
GOYB challenge (tricep dips)~ YES, 20 tricip dips with bent knees
Wall sit~ YES, held 45 seconds
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1637
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 141.8

Thurs 1/21
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 45 minutes walking brisk pace in the rain
BL gym class~ YES, standard option
TNT Challenge~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1635
No soda pop~ YES, this was a struggle as I am having a caffeine withdrawl headache
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 1/22
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ NO, did not exercise today
BL gym class~ NO
GOYBAD challenge~ YES, song ABC
GOYB challenge~ NO, I even threw this GOYB out to the team
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1646
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Saturday 1/23
Cardio exercise at least 60 minutes~ YES, 1:04 running plus 40 minutes walking the dogs
BL gym class~ YES, 15 minute abdominal video
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1600-2000 calories~ 1759
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sunday 1/24
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ NO, 10 minute cardio video only. did go to the gym to swim but the pool was being used for an event. didn't bring any other workout clothes. lesson learned...always pack extra work out cloths.
BL gym class~ YES, jump start cardio video
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1697
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 1/25
No cardio exercise. Required rest day~ Took yesterday off so I did cardio today. 43 minutes running, 18 minutes cycling
BL gym class~ YES, standard x 2 plus option 2
Wall sit~ YES, held 60 seconds
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1660
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 1/26
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 30 minutes elliptical
BL gym class~ YES, standard option
Last Chance workout~ YES, 30 minutes walking
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1643
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~

I will edit each day with my results.


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  • CRYSBROWN1
    I really like this blog because ever since I started running, I basically stick with just that for cardio, & I know there is going to come a time where I have to diversify for some reason (I'm hoping not an injury!) & it is something to have in my mind that I will need to make sure to think about since you cannot go from running tons of miles to absolutely nothing! You sound like you have a good solid plan!
    3221 days ago
  • EMMABE1
    Nagging injury is a problem - and your body needs to heal - but there are other ways to exercise - maybe changing your exercise type, exercising more gently but more often -
    I don't know how far off track you are but starting back slowly might be an option with injury!!
    Even losing slowly (and I am the master at that - I think I have lost 1lb in 6 wks for various reasons) is better than no loss - but can be difficult and a drain on patience.
    BUT YOU CAN DO IT!!
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    3222 days ago
  • JUSTBEGIN
    Molly, I love your action plan and how specific you are with the steps to meet your goals! I have been (and still am) in the same boat with persistent running injuries and think this is a great way to still keep on track and make progress! We can do it!!!
    Lynne

    3222 days ago
  • SMALLERSHEEP
    Molly,
    We so often beat ourselves up for slipping or falling. I'm glad that you are getting past that and are ready to take action. You have a great plan in place and I KNOW you WILL see success!

    Jeni
    3222 days ago
  • EGRAMMY
    Sorry about nagging and annoying injuries, but you are overcoming them with your other plans for exercise and nutrition. emoticon
    3223 days ago
  • FIT_MELISSA
    Great plan!!! You can do it!! Please let us know how we can help you. But I am really impressed at your "no-quit" attitude and very detailed planning!!!
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    3223 days ago
  • BILLALEX70
    We ALL go thorough bouts of self-doubt or issues that creep up. You sound very much like myself. As long as you're training for an event you're laser focused, but when said event is over you're kind of lost for what's next.

    Find your focus and maybe start training for the Cap City!
    3223 days ago
  • MARATHONMOM26.2
    I love your honesty and your action plan! I'm so glad to read your blog and you have motivated me as well. I too have let injuries and my races derail my usual routine. Now its time to get back to basics and press forward! Together we can do this!!
    3223 days ago
  • AUNTIE65
    Great action plan! Sounds like you are set for a great 11 weeks! You CAN do this!!
    3223 days ago
  • BIENEGOLD
    Good luck! I hope having this entry works to help you keep track of your goals.
    3223 days ago
  • REFITKIM
    Molly, that sounds like a great plan! I love that you included sleep in your regimen..that is as important as diet and exercise in a weight loss program! I find for me if I am getting enough sleep it makes it that much easier to handle stress and other emotions so I don't overeat. And the cutting fast food and pop out is a great idea too..cutting those two things out alone will have drastic results. If there's anything I can do to help, please let me know.
    3223 days ago
  • LW8843
    Oh and if you haven't been doing the 24/7 gym 100's class it might be a great way to ensure you get in a little workout daily. It's better then nothing.
    3223 days ago
  • LW8843
    I love that you are being honest with yourself because you will not see results until you are. I like that you have an action plan for each day. The Spies are behind you 100% and please know you can be just as open and honest with us as you are in your blog. I know you can do this. Baby steps!
    3223 days ago
  • TRICIA0623
    Hmmm...Kate's response gave me an idea..how bout I host a girl night w/ the wii as part of the night???

    We all go thru ups & downs, however, you are so aware of yourself & yours that you tend to get back on track quickly & I know you will this time too!

    How bout a metro park walk this weekend??
    3223 days ago
  • MEGAMITENCHI
    Yay for action plans!!! It's the best way to get out of a funk. Is 7 hours of sleep enough for you?? I only ask because I'm an 8-9 hour sleeper! Also, any working with weights? Or is that for when your body is feeling better? I've had to lay off of doing the 30 Day Shred because my shoulder sockets are swollen with fluid :P But I'm still doing my cardio, too! Remember, my Wii is always open to you if you want to come over and do some cardio on it ^_^ Let me know if you need my phone number.
    3223 days ago
  • NUTWHALEY
    Hang in there... any progress is better than no progress and I'm sure you've made some.

    Like Bob Harper says "You have nothing but success coming your way."

    I'll be rooting for you this week as I log in to Sparkpeople...

    Jan
    (A random blog reader)
    3223 days ago
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