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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I've been so busy with work that I haven't made time to track my food or post blogs for the past week and a half.

I've been reading The New Rules of Lifting for Women and it kind of irritates me. All the stuff about lifting is actually at the end of the book. There's a ton of crap about nutrition in the middle. And the author spends a lot of time comparing other diets. I'm bored with it. I want the info about lifting. I've skipped ahead and looked at the pictures. But I still don't know how to put together a new workout - which is my primary goal at this point since I'm a little burned out on my current one. I read it while I'm at lunch at work and I usually fall asleep after about 10 minutes. A lot of what he has to say strikes me as very negative, so I easily lose interest. I'm sticking with it, but I'm glad I just got it from the library and didn't actually purchase a copy.

I've determined that I need a strength training workout that I can do with bodyweight alone - for days when I cant go to the gym - like during my upcoming trip to visit my best friend in California. I don't want to kill my routine. But everything I'm doing now involves a dumbbell, so I don't know what I'm going to do when I don't have access to any dumbbells for 5 days in a row. I can still run, but I need to keep up with my strength training too.

I feel like my progress is starting to stall. That may also be because I lost a bunch of weight in the one week because my appetite was non-existent because I was so sad. I know I'm still making progress. I'm just adjusting to it taking more time.

My clothes are much looser. I never did create a reward system, but I have enough old clothes that can easily serve as rewards. My favorite pair of jeans may have to be retired soon. but I'm okay with that because now I have a new favorite pair.

I talked to Dan a week after his email, and he took me back. But things are different now. The distance between us seems much greater. I've detached. My love has faded. I'm keeping him around because when I do spend time with him, it's fantastic. But I also don't really trust him so much anymore. So I'm actively looking for someone new, but still trying to see what happens with Dan. I doubt anything will happen. but I'll feel better when that whole thing ends and I've had some time and space to kind of get over him before it actually happens. I'm weird like that.
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    Glad you're back!
    I didn't read through all the of the book, either. :) The workouts start at the end of chapter 10, and it's a little confusing. There are 7 stages, and each one has 2 different workouts that you alternate. All those exercises are parts of the different workouts and you won't do them all in the first stage or anything.

    He doesn't come across as negative to me, but more like a typical jock type. lol. I thought more of the book would be dedicated to the workouts, too, but I did find the information and the studies he uses to back it up as very helpful. So basically that whole first part of the book is saying to do things this way and we've got workouts for you do to, but really nothing is guaranteed and you have to figure a lot of stuff out based on your own body. That's not what I was expecting, but it makes sense to me now.

    I hope you can get some use out of it! And it may be helpful for you to somehow obtain parts of the book (like the workouts and exercises) that you can keep before you turn it back in, if you know what I mean.
    2194 days ago
    Sorry the book seems negative. A lot of the book is the author trying to undo to women all the diet mentality they had been doing to themselves. You never really had that much of a problem with it. But those were all the voices in my head before... "don't eat, you'll get fat." blah blah blah...

    Nerd Fitness has a really great body weight workout which you can do anywhere. It's basically lunges, squats, push-ups, planks and dumbbell rows (which you can do with anything you can hold in your hand, or just not do that part). But you can also take your vacation week as a break from working out, without much effect. They're built into the plans in between stages, but they can also happen at other times if that works better for you.

    I missed you, pal! It's good to see you back! :)

    As for Dan... I understand being nervous to trust him. I would recommend staying cautious as well. You're too awesome to be tossed aside.

    I hope to see you this weekend while I'm in the area taking care of Mom ... she had her hip surgery yesterday, and I talked to her on the phone. She was all excited that her nurse's name yesterday was JAYNINNE, and she told her "I'll remember your name because one of my daughter's best friend's name is JAYNINNE!" Hahaha - my poor mom has hip surgery, and she's still... my mom. Ha!

    Love you pal! *HUGS*
    2195 days ago
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