Living in a non-compulsive world...

Monday, May 06, 2013

So the last time I posted a couple of weeks ago, I talked about breaking away from some of my compulsive tendencies. This included counting calories both in and out, blogging, and daily challenges.

Overall, I feel quite successful so far. I still workout every morning religiously, but I don't count calories. Some of the workouts I do may not burn a lot of calories, but by not keeping track, I don't stress myself out to make an afternoon workout. If I get one in, great..if not, well I worked out that morning! Also I feel a lot better about not counting my calories ate. Have I been perfect? No...especially with all my birthday activities last week. But I wasn't perfect counting calories either and by not counting, I'm not beating myself up as much!

Speaking of working out every morning, this past saturday I finished the Beach Body Brazilian Butt Lift series. I've done it before, but never truly focused on the strength training in it. I always used it in addition to my running every day or my insanity which I think it lead me to do it "half assed" Over the four weeks, I've really noticed some definition all over my body. I don't have an extreme amount of weight to lose and toning up really is my main focus and this was GREAT! I do believe if I incorporated more cardio or if the videos had more cardio, I may have seen a huge difference.

Since that program is over now, I have designed my own morning workout schedule that incorporates running and the Nike Training App. The Nike Training App has a lot of strength training like the Brazilian Butt Lift, but it also has a lot of cardio. I'm excited to be running again too. I am going to start off very small and building my way up slowly. I havent consistently run in two years after I hurt my back. I hope to run smart and eventually do some local races.

Overall, things are improving!
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    Woo hoo! Things are looking up! (like your rear, perky from all that work haha! Sorry - I had to...)

    Keep it up, you're rocking and rolling!
    1814 days ago
    hope you were spoiled on your birthday.

    good to see you have got a handle on your obsessions. I think it's easy to replace one thing with another and you seem to be controlling the urge. Well done!
    1814 days ago
  • SKATER787
    Jess, Amen. Why don't you just think about the enjoyment in what you do or eat. It's about the joy of skating or working out to the tunes that you like, not about calorie non-sense. Likewise with the sweet potatoes and other foods that you enjoy. You just like them. :)
    1814 days ago
    I completely get what your saying. I wrote a blog today about the very things you are saying here. I obviously think you're on the right track. Continued success to you!
    1814 days ago
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