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Just Not Satisfied!

Friday, June 22, 2012

This week I worked with my PT for 3 days straight and it felt good to feel my body working! The aches and pains I would feel the next day made me feel wonderful! I was feeling the burn! Even after I was done with my session and pretty tired, I’d still do about 20 minutes of cardio after he left.


But…I find myself not being satisfied.

You see, I think I’ve become lazy in my exercise. Here’s my logic: If I’m not extremely exhausted after a workout then I’m not working hard enough. Is this logic correct? Am I doing this right? I have no idea! While I do enjoy logging in my times and feeling that after workout glow, I truly do not enjoy how exhausted I am after. It’s good to be tired I think, but so exhausted that you sit in a computer chair and can’t get out? Not good. Or at least, I don’t think so. What do YOU think SparkFriends? This week I will not be weighing in but will be next week. What if I didn’t work out enough to lose any additional weight? I’ve been eating VERY well, staying within my calorie ranges and my water intake is great as well. I just don’t know what to do or what my next move should be. I’m so close to my goal SparkFriends that any setbacks now would be pretty devastating. I don’t expect perfection, because it’s just not possible, but I’ve got a goal to meet! Following instructions from my PT and BRITT831 (the best SparkBuddy ever!), I took a break and got some much needed rest after a pretty difficult day at work yesterday. I feel bad for not going, but I feel so great this morning and woke up naturally at 5am (no joke!). Obviously, I’m pretty conflicted. Either way I'm not going to give up and I'm going to stay the course.

Any suggestions? I’d love to hear some!

I’ve got an audition on Monday for *fingers crossed* my next show. Wish me luck!

Going to get in my cardio this weekend and going to do my weekend RIGHT.

Here’s to an excellent weekend and STAYING ON TRACK!
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  • SPIRIT42013
    I was told by my eating disorder's specialist at the River Center, a nationally known program, that if you are living healthy, you're body knows what weight it wants to be. It was hard for me t o hear that, but your body knows best!
    2192 days ago
    good luck
    2192 days ago
    always listen to your body.
    they say when walking...you should not be out of breath
    but you should be able to struggle slightly while carryng on a conversation.
    I think the same holds true for exercise....
    you should be able to recover after 30 minutes rest and feel relaxed...
    not totally fatigued.
    build up...don't break down...if you burn out too quickly you'll get hurt.

    best of luck on the audition
    2192 days ago
    Agree with Kayla about not burning yourself out. It sounds as if your body told you it needed a rest, and you listened. If you stay in tune with what your body and mind say, you should be okay. You mind is saying "dissatisfied." Would it help to ask your trainer to shake things up and do something different?
    2192 days ago
    I noticed that the heart rate that I used to get during a workout is very difficult to obtain now ( I have to nearly double my efforts), I believe it is because the body gets in shape. I think that's where you are right now MissB; In shape. Just keep doing what you are doing, because it seems to be taking you where you want to go. Benny
    2192 days ago
  • KAYLA0041
    Working out should be difficult but not draining. I think you are pushing yourself too hard...don't get to the point where you are exhausted constantly or you will burn yourself out. This is a lifestyle change - there is no finish line or at least not until we die hehe

    GOOD LUCK on your audition and don't let the scale tell you if you have been successful or not. You are doing amazing and are already reaching goals that I am sure you aren't looking at because of the scale.
    2192 days ago
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