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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I haven't the most consistent with my exercise and healthy eating habits lately. I was doing really well through most of 2012, then struggled the last two weeks of Dec and all of Jan. Struggled so much that I gained 30 pounds in 6-8 weeks! how does that even happen?! I wasn't eating all that bad, I was exercising a few times a week. Somewhere along the way, I think I decided that it just wasn't worth it to fight and still gain. Muscle tone is much lower, many of my clothes don't fit.

So, I need to improve on being consistent with exercise. That means getting up by 5am to go workout at the YMCA.

I need to get back to consistency with healthy eating. That means tracking every bite, avoiding the junk in the staff area of the cafeteria (we don't have a teacher's lounge), only eating the snacks I bring to workshops (not eating half the candy bowl by myself!) and making sure I have snacks, lunch, waters, and breakfast (as needed) packed for each day.

Today, I knew my oldest dd wasn't joining me at the Y. I got up and asked my middle dd if she was going with me. She said no, but I went ahead and got ready and went by myself. My colleague didn't make it, either, but i got in a nice strength workout plus an interval workout on the elliptical.

Lunches and snacks are already packed for tomorrow and Friday. We have another workshop on Friday, so hopefully I will avoid the candy and processed snacks. I don't know why they can't offer anything even semi-healthy!
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  • BEE2LE
    Great job going to the gym on your own. That can be such a challenge to go by oneself. I just always have good stuff loaded on the ipod. If I get a friend to go w/ me for company, that's a bonus & the ipod can wait until next time.
    Keep up the good work. We're all rooting for you!!!
    1871 days ago
    Sounds like you are back on track..woohoo!! Great job with the work out and packing your lunches..good luck at the workshop..

    Go Starfish!!
    1871 days ago
    congratulations on following through even though you did not have workout buddies. It is hard to get up early to get a workout in. Keep it up and it will pay off.
    1871 days ago
  • HHB4181
    Great Job!!! Good for you!
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    1871 days ago
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