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Just Breathe...

Monday, June 24, 2013

You know, when you're doing everything "right" and you're not seeing the results you want, it can be tempting to throw in the towel... or at least grab a candy bar!

At the beginning of last week I revised my June goals. I really just wanted to focus on consistency for a while. I have a real tendency to go all out - twice a day cardio, carb cleanse, etc. and then putter out and do nothing for a while. For the rest of June I just wanted to settle on a couple of basics and get back into a steady habit:

emoticon 80 oz. of water each day

emoticon 15 min. of cardio

So far so good. Once you get that 15 minutes in, it's easy to add another 15 or 30. I've also been staying within my calorie ranges each day.

My body isn't responding the way I'd like it to, but I feel good about this healthy pattern. Friday, I had a "moment" and bought some candy, but I didn't actually eat any of it. I'm going to call that progress.

It's actually feeling like a real challenge to stay focused right now. My weight is higher than it's been in four years, and it's being real stubborn about coming off. I have to remember to be patient. I have to trust that if I eat well, exercise consistently and drink my water, eventually my dashboard will show it. (The dashboard is a combination of measurements: scale, inches, etc.)

I did my first 5K of the summer Saturday. My knee has been bothering me, so I didn't have great goals, but I finished, 1:20 over my target. It made me wish I had pushed just a little harder. I have another 5K this coming weekend, but it's more of a community fun run, and it's not timed.

The goals this week stay the same: water, cardio, and I'd like to get some weight training in too.

Just trying to keep working the program, and keep a positive attitude.

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    Your just have to find the balance that works for you. Its hard I know but its better then trying to do way to much.
    Like just do 1 thing different for a week, or 2 weeks. Once you master that as a habit add on.

    I do this with my clients it works great emoticon
    1765 days ago
    Sounds like you are doing great. Remember eventually you will see the results, but it may take awhile to see it.
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    1766 days ago
    I like that you're focusing on small goals, but making them STICK. Consistency will get us there. Crash and burn? Not so much!

    1766 days ago
  • ERINT75
    It can be really disheartening when you feel like you're doing well and don't see the results. Good for you for not giving up!
    1766 days ago
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    sounds like you have a good, solid plan in place

    Keep up the awesome work!
    1766 days ago
    I call candy sitting uneaten in the cupboard progress too!
    Hang in there, if you do the right things your dash board HAS to give in and catch up.
    On the topic of dash boards:
    My DH found a half eaten protein bar in my car's cubby hole and yelled 'you hiding chocolate again?!'
    'No Dear, that is for when I have to eat, and I don't have any good food with me. One bar is good for 3 meals'
    Who mistakes a USN protein bar for the real thing anyway? People who have never tasted either, that's who!
    1766 days ago
    1766 days ago
    Sounds like you have it in control. Congrats on the 5K.
    1766 days ago
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