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Got Up and Went

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

As I come to the end of day two I can't help but to feel proud. I've never been one to give up on things that were important but I've also never been able to find myself and my health important. So far I've stuck with not smoking and with working the C25K program. With the start of the new year I decided I would lose weight that I would make myself something important enough to not give up on. For the last two days I've done well with my water and I'm actually starting to enjoy it a bit. It also makes me feel better about drinking my soda knowing that I earned it by drinking two glasses of water.

I did struggle with a few things today. It took me a while to get up and actually do the strength training exercises that Spark gave me for today. I was already running on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday so I figured Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday should be strength training days. I didn't sleep well last night so it was a bit hard to work up the motivation to actually move. But I did it and finished all the reps and all the exercises. My only wonder is that I did all eight exercises once and then went back and did the second rep for all the exercises and then stretched. I wonder if that counts as I wouldn't want to do it wrong. Another struggle I faced today was actually reaching my goal for my nutrition. I found at the end of the day I was short on all the categories. I had to search for extra food that I didn't want in order to make it to my calorie, fat, and protein goals. Apparently carbs are no problem for me. I did it and didn't go over or under but I obviously need to find snacks or something to help me meet my nutrition goals. I don't want to under eat but I did find it strange to have to force myself to find something to eat when I wasn't really hungry just to meet the goals. I know my body needs food to help it be successful and healthy but at the same time I know I shouldn't eat when I'm not hungry. This is something I think I may struggle with for a bit. Perhaps when I go grocery shopping in a few days I'll find some solutions.

On a bright note I did add in my new fitness game for the Kinect to give me extra cardio on my non running days. I really enjoyed the program although I was a bit disappointed that it only burned 80 calories. I really enjoyed the Tai Chi cool down that I did even though that only burned 5. I will have to find a way to get my calories burned even though my graph says I'm burning more than I'm taking in which is good for weight loss. Hmm well I'm sure I'll figure it all out but for now I'm feeling like I'm off to a good start! emoticon
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