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Dilemma and struggles

Friday, March 15, 2013

This week has not gone as well as I thought it would. I thought this week would be easy! I love fruits and veggies and started out the week great. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday went fantastic. Yesterday went alright but it wasn't the end of the world. I missed a fruit for breakfast but didn't have any at dinner. To me, I thought it happens but I didn't earn my reward for the week. Well, today has gone horribly. I have hardly had any fruits or veggies!!! I understand the it is progress and it is going to take time but I thought this week would be easier. This is going to be harder than I thought but the hard work is completely worth it! I will take another week with veggies and try to add my own sides if we go out to eat, like instead of fries make my own carrots and broccoli.

Workouts this week have gone pretty good. Yesterday was the only day I haven't worked out and I will give myself yesterday. Three days in a row, take a break and get back on for another 3 days. I am beginning to rethink the training for a 5k on the elliptical and it isn't quite nice enough to train outside. I am debating doing aerobics for awhile because I know that I lose weight doing aerobics and I enjoy it. On the other hand, I think that it would be easy to workout with my son if I get into a running habit because he loves going for runs in his jogging stroller. So this is a dilemma that I am considering. I might take more time for the couch to 5k program and train the first part on the elliptical. I just feel I burn more and build more muscle doing aerobics.

I am trying to be realistic with myself and realize that I am making progress even if it is slower than I would like.
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  • 40_4ME4FAMILY
    Do what you enjoy, or play around with what you are thinking might work exercise wise and the pic for now what works best for you. I started out a week good, like 4 days in a row and then just bombed. At first I was really mad, but then I was like hey I did 4/7 days that is better than the week before! It really takes time, and I think that you are going slow and building into is what will make the changes stick and make you successful in the long run. Now, if only I can get going again!
    2067 days ago
    Slower progress tends to keep the weight off longer. Think of each day as new and leave whatever mistakes you made in the past. It is okay to figure out how to change your response when you have a challenge just don't let them plague you. Any exercise is great. Just mix it up so your body doesn't plateau. You are enthusiastic and committed. Take each day as it comes and make the best choices you can. It is great you have ways to include your son in your activity.
    Have fun! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2069 days ago
    Thanks! I do have a lot on my plate but I am trying to not use it as an excuse to not get my health in check. It is actually a better reason to get my health in check.
    2069 days ago
    you seem to have a lot on your plate....decisions decisions the end of the day you have to do whats best for you
    keep pushing you will work through it never give up
    2069 days ago
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