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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

I have had an interesting day overall, but I'm just going to share my food findings and exercise on here today. This morning I started my day in a not so healthy way with some sugary cereal. I realized that, while most days my sugar cravings are not terrible, my sugar cravings were intense today. Most days begin with a bowl of oatmeal, but it's still sweetened by adding peanut butter. (I've recently become really obsessed with peanut butter.) I think that by starting my day with something super sweet it determined my sugar cravings for the day. This also lead me to eat about 600 calories worth of semisweet chocolate chips. Yikes! emoticon I am not going to beat myself up over it, but it has taught me a lesson. My solution is that if I want sweets then I will start having the very sweet foods later in the day. I feel like the first meal may decide how the rest of the day will go, does anyone else feel that way?

Then we come to the exercise portion of today. I'm still doing the Tone It Up workouts which are still awesome and kick my butt all of the time. They started their wedding series on Friday I believe. I don't quite remember. Also, a note on this, I'm not getting married, but my friend is getting married and the workout is for anyone who is involved in a wedding. I'm going to be her maid of honor! I'm so excited and nervous, but it is still over a year away. Anyhow, what I do remember is that they challenge you to do 2 miles a day of walking/jogging/running/cyclin
g etc. So far I have accomplished those 2 miles a day walking for the most part.

Today I really wasn't feeling well. I had a terrible headache and just felt like I had a cold. I realized I had very little water up until after lunch time so I've been drinking plenty since. I had 24 ounces and then decided to do 5 minutes of yoga. Then I drank 8 ounces more refilled my water cup ( which unfortunately only holds 16 ounces) and accomplished a 50 minute circuit training routine that was in my schedule for today. I have had 32 ounces since the beginning of that workout up until now. I made sure to get my snack in and do my stretches, and honestly I feel amazing. Exercise does the body good. That's for sure. It would be hard to tell that just 2 or so hours ago I was in bed with a headache. It really is amazing what exercise can do, and that is why I'm such an advocate for it. I've never felt better in my life.

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  • CKESNE01
    I think the water problem is because not getting enough causes dehydration which can result in headaches. I always try to get enough water because I had a headache one time that ended up with me going to the hospital. I get sick to my stomach quite a bit when I get headaches as well. They told me it was caused by dehydration so I make sure to get in enough now.

    I'm glad someone agrees. I used to think that I should have all of my sweets in the morning because it's when your metabolism is fastest but at the risk of ruining my entire day? It's just not worth it.
    1875 days ago
    emoticon You took a Ho-Hum Day and turned it FABULOUS by making a Few Good Choices!! Good For YOU!!
    emoticon emoticon I am glad that you got rid of the Headache!! I have noticed too that if I increase my Water I can stop a Headache from becoming Full On. You are Right -- "Exercise Does A Body GOOD!!"
    1875 days ago
    Great post! I think you are right about waiting until the end of the day to do the sugar thing.
    1875 days ago
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