Renewed commitment

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

I have struggled to make progress in the last month. Up and down, up and down. I have tried so many things to get things going. Decreasing calories. Increasing calories. You name it. It has been so frustrating.

I decided to go and talk to our registered dietician at work. Not only is she knowledgeable, but she has lost weight and kept it off. A bonus is that she is kind and not judgmental, but direct.

She and I talked about my eating and exercise plan. It didn't take her long to tell me that she thought my eating was fine. That was a shock to me, as everything I have read says that if a person isn't losing, it is probably the food.

What she told me is that for one, I should probably not trust my Bodybugg so much and two, that I need to increase the intensity and variety of my workouts if I want to start making progress again.

...And she is right. I do a WHOLE lot of walking. It is so easy to find time in my day to walk. But I can do something different more often. I can go to a Zumba class, I can lift weights more often, and I can do what I did tonight, which was sprints with walking breaks in between. They feel good and it is a great calorie burner.

I was happy to get some constructive feedback. I need to know which direction to go, and this helps. Exercising more is something I can do.

So I am sticking to my 1500 calories a day and increasing the intensity of my workouts. I just have to have faith that my hard work will pay off.
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    Good for you to check in with your colleague!

    Keep at it! Stay the course, with a "shake up" now &'ll get there!

    Also: savor all that you've already accomplished! Would you trade that off for the bad-0ld-ways...? Of course not! :-)

    2660 days ago
    You are a reminder to me that I need to 'pump it up' a bit. I seldom go over my calories for the day, but am struggling to get my exercise in. Thanks for motivating me.
    2665 days ago
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    I'm glad you got some of that figured out! I bet doing even 20-30 minutes of weights 3 days a week in addition to what you're doing would help.

    2666 days ago
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