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First Week of the Fitness Challenge

Monday, May 06, 2013

I am now one week into the citywide fitness challenge and already I feel like I am not doing so well. I worked out 4/7 days this week. That's a little better than my usual 2-3, but not as good as I had hoped. Also I noticed that I have started giving myself too much leeway on the nutritional end of things. I definitely indulged more than I should have over the past week, which is why I have seen hardly any progress this week. This weekend was the worst because, although I did run on Saturday morning, I ate (and drank) way too much both Saturday and Sunday. This week is already shaping up to be not much better. Today we are ordering out for one of my coworkers who is going to be out of work to have surgery done on her foot, so that means pizza for lunch. I will try to have a healthy dinner and go for a run tonight, but then tomorrow I have my last Masters class and to celebrate the professor decided to get us pizza. That is all well and good, but it will be another not so healthy meal. Also, I still have leftovers from Cinco de Mayo, so out of convenience I will probably be eating mexican for lunch or dinner. I have good intentions, but something always ends up happening to make it hard for me.
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    As far as the workouts go, could you maybe add 10 minutes of abs or something on one of your non-workout days? You'll still get the benefit of the workout, but won't have to get super sweaty or go to the gym to do it.
    I was very prepared to tell you to just eat a different food when the pizza comes, but I just ate 4 mini vending machine cookies because my coworker put them on my desk. It's hard to turn down food, especially when it's yummy and free. Try to limit yourself to one slice and have something else to eat so you don't end up eating a ton of pizza.

    1875 days ago
  • KCLARK89
    Don't feel bad about turning down office food! When I was teaching, every Tuesday and Thursday, families of the school/church would bring in treats for the teachers and staff. It was hard a lot of the time to walk into the lounge and see all of the goodies on the table (muffins, bagels, cookies/pastries, etc) and not sample SOMETHING. But it helped a lot if I had my own snack already packed so I could go in, make copies, and grab MY snack from my lunch.

    Takes some planning and (a lot, for me!) of willpower, but you can do it! :)
    1876 days ago
    If the office orders pizza, do you have to eat pizza? I have celiac disease and can't eat a lot of foods that are brought into the office, and no one bats an eye. I know every office is different, but it might not be as weird to say no as you imagine it to be. Or if you feel like you have to eat something, just have a slice -- not a full lunch. These types of things will always come up and you need to figure out ways around them when necessary! Good luck!
    1876 days ago
    I feel exactlly like you, I will be interested in reading how you are doing. Good luck, my friend!
    1876 days ago
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