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Do You Sabotage Your Exercise With What You EAT?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Do You Sabotage Your Exercise With What You EAT?

I have been thinking of what I want to write in this blog all day. I have been learning a few things about exercise and eating.

Several years ago, I was a member of a national fitness chain. They really pushed you to not just have your membership, but to work out with a personal trainer. I wanted to get healthier, so I signed up to work out with a personal trainer.

I worked out two or three times a week. With the trainer. But I didn't do much else.

I also had not figured out how to eat healthier. I would work out and then drive to Mac Donald's and have a double cheeseburger, and french fries, and diet coke. Basically negating what ever exercise I had done, plus some more.


Since joining Spark People, I have learned to eat healthier. After I work out, I go HOME and fix myself a healthy lunch, with fruit, a whole grain bread, meat, or tuna, maybe some hummus and carrots. I carry raw almonds in my purse in case I need a quick snack.

I limit my diet cokes to maybe one a month. I drink mostly water, or iced tea. I have learned to like my fish grilled, rather than smothered in flour and fried in oil. I am learning to enjoy grains.

I am eating 8-12 fruits/vegetables a day.
Drinking 10+ cups of water a day.
I am exercising at least 30 minutes 6 days a week.
I am getting my sleep.

I have not eaten at Mac Donald's in quite a long time. I am no longer sabotaging my exercise with what I eat. And it has paid off with my becoming successful in loosing weight.
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  • LILLI56
    I eat pretty good most days, I still haven't hit the mark on K+ but most everything else is in line. My problem is exercise. It is to hot here to walk in the park even in the early morning. We have been under a heat advisory for longer than I can count. It feels like a sauna when you walk out the front door.

    I need to find some cd and work out at home. I am glad you are doing so good. It does make you feel better when you eat healthy rather than McD's!
    2100 days ago
    Ok... it's kind of convicting to read your blog... You're doing so well with your lifestyle changes and choices! You'll get that new bed before you know it! (unless that's no longer your reward for hitting that "landmark")

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    2100 days ago
    Ugg... I feel like you wrote this blog for me. I sabotage myself in this exact way.
    2100 days ago
    emoticon emoticon It is a great feeling when we can see how we are making better choices and healthier changes in our lives. I have sabotaged myself MANY times. I am learning from those past mistakes.

    2100 days ago
  • MPLANE37
    emoticon . Yesterday I did sabotage my exercise a bit, with my eating out lunch with friends and being too careful and getting less calories than I am supposed to. At that moment it looked like enough, but later in the gym I could not perform the way I used to, and back home I found out I had eaten a third of lower range of my carbs. It happened in a good way I think, it would have been worse to overeat.
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