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I need to lay out my game plan. Again.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Or maybe I just need to revise it a bit. I don't know. Either way, I haven't been sticking to it, although I have been putting effort into most aspects. (Hey, at least I can be honest.)

So here we go....

3 freggie servings/day
At lesat 1 must be a veggie

track & drink at least 4 cups of water, daily

track & exercise 90 minutes/week
This is anything, including walking the dog

track food at least one weekend day/week

Ok, so looking over my guidelines, rules, demands, whatever, I'm not doing too bad. The trouble I'm really having here is with the exercise. I do have an excuse, which is that I am tapering off of steroids, and having to adjust to that zaps all of my energy until my body adjusts. Honestly, most days right now I am lucky to make it to work and not pass out on my desk.
But, this is something I will be dealing with and adjusting to until I am completely off steroids, which may be longer than I would like. My hope is the end of the year, but that may be pushing it. So, I need to find a way to still get exercise when tired. It's not even tired, it's beyond that. It's I can't even keep my eyes opend tired, I can't even eat that cake I had budgeted in my calories for tired, hubby, help me to bed at 8:30 before I fall over tired. If it were normal tired, I'd admit, ok, it's just an excuse. But this is coming down to being a reason, a real, honest-to-goodness reason as to why exercising is difficult to impossible right now.
How do I get around it? How do I dig down deep and find the last bit of resources to get up and DO something? Even the dishes, at this point. I mean, really. Get it together, Laura!

Ok, rant over. Thanks again for listening. I know I've been ranting and venting and blabbing a lot lately. Hey, that's what blogs are for, right?

I still dont' have an adjustment for my plan, but I need to do better about calorie intake and nutrient intake. Hopefully that will help get me into a healthier place in the meantime. Exercise will have to be evaluated on a day to day basis for now.
Sound like a plan?
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    Very much like a plan. You can do this, scratch that, we can do this.
    2230 days ago
    Alright, I can relate to you with being tired. I work full time and I am going to school too full time for my Masters. I barely have time to sleep. However, I know that the only way for me to exercise is in the morning because it fills me up with energy. So, for the past 3 weeks now, I am at the gym at 4 am YES you read right 4 am. I do some cardio, it gets me pumped and I really feel great after it. Try planning your workout like everything else. Working out in the morning might be the best option for you. I wish you the best and keep emoticon emoticon
    2231 days ago
    That seems like an unusual effect of steroids...have you spoken with your doctor about it? It may be that you need a sleep study to see if you are getting true, restful sleep while you are in bed.

    One good's easier to build muscle while on steroids! And, that raises your overall metabolism...pretty good incentive to get moving - even if it's 5 or 10 minutes!

    Hang in there!
    2231 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    It's always important to recognize when you have to regroup! In the time I've been on SP, I've done it with every facet of the journey. We live and we learn. Good job, Laura! Stay strong and focused!
    2232 days ago
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