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Need More Focus

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hello my fellow Sparkers! I hope everone is having a sparktastic day!

I'm doing well with my 5K training, getting better every time. BUT - I need more focus! I need to get out more! AND I really, really need to eat better. I'm not losing anything - nothing. Because I'm eating crap because of my exercising. I'm giving in to binges, I'm snacking on crap, I'm eating to much at a time. It's awful. I hate the fact that I can't wear every shirt in my closet with any pair of pants because of how tight things are and having to hide muffin tops.

The goods news? I'm always improving my training! I go further and further for longer every time! it feels awesome! and I added in another 5K to do in August. The first Saturday of August I'll be doing a 5K that is a walk/jog one, so I can just relax and keep training and use it as a good test for myself to see how I do and what I need to focus on while I keep training for the next one a month later.

This week I go back to weight watchers and get back in the swing of that, and I keep training. Starting this upcoming week I want to have some workouts picked out for strength training to supplement my cardio with. 2 of my 5K's are obstacle course 5K's so I need to make sure I'm ready!

Assignments for tonight: take a look at the routes of my 5K's (hopefully they're posted), mani/pedi, laundry, pack meals for tomorrow, and in bed by 10 so I can get up in the morning and get a work out in.

Yesterday I had planned on working out before work, but I didn't. I woke up, I got up early, but all I could think about was everything I needed to get done at work and knew that I wouldn't have a good work out and would just be stressed out thinking about work, so I took the extra time to go to work early. It was the right decision. Of course I should have gone to the gym after work, and didn't, but that's ok. Tomorrow should be a good day to get the workout in before work.

Hope you all have a Sparktastic Day!!
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  • CICI510
    1784 days ago
  • COOKIE352
    1790 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    I think they have said it all
    1792 days ago
    Are you sure you're eating enough calories considering your workouts? One reason you might end up bingeing is you're not getting enough total calories in your diet and/or not the right mix of calorie sources. Try adding in another 200 calories to your average total with some fruit, veggies, and lean proteins. If your body isn't getting enough fuel it will 'yell' at you and make you crave foods that give it what it wants. Also, be sure you're getting enough sodium and potassium, as sweating during workouts might be throwing off your electrolyte balance. If you're missing either you could be craving foods to get these nutrients.
    1792 days ago
    Good for you! I'd worry less about the working out and more about the eating. You'll probably do better on your 5k runs with another 10 pounds down than with another 10 hours trained.

    Low carb takes a lot of planning. When you're eating right you WILL be more hungry after exercise because you're SUPPOSED to be hungry. So then you eat! Stock up on foods (especially snacks) that are on your particular plan so you never get caught short.


    1792 days ago
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