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Closing Out October

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Last week was another low fitness minute week. I need to quit hating on my employer for taking away the option to work from home. It's wasted energy. Instead, I need to figure out how to adjust to the new schedule. 4 am is so bloody early! Any tips to make morning workouts easier?

My major feat this week was a two day streak in my calorie range. Yep, two days straight. I felt pretty good about today too, but I didn't realize how big lunch was until I added it all up. Lately, my lunch choices are items that are pretty low calorie density. But today, I had cottage cheese, a bit of lasagna, a cheesestick, and almonds. That's not all I had...and I didn't eat them all at lunch. It was more like lunch and two snacks! Anyway, big lunch, plus 350 cal breakfast didn't leave much in the budget for dinner, especially not the extra helping of sweet potato fries!!

Still, I'm stoked about the two day nutrition streak. I know I can keep going. I did 97 real pushups the other day. Of course, I can keep going!

P.S. How does one live in the moment when one is in constant planning mode? Planning is good, but execution is key! Time to get out of my head and get some stuff done!

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Eat fresh and track it all.

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Consistency is key! Here's the plan:

S – 60 Walk at Home
M – 30 WAH
T - rest
W - 30 bike, squats, plank
Th - 30 bike; 60 Zumba Thursday
F - pushups, wallsit
Sa - 60 bike

Fitness minutes
Week 7: 200
Week 6: 135 - done
Week 5: 160 - done
Week 4: 225 - done
Week 3: 310 - done
Week 2: 105 - done
Week 1: 160 - done
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    Fitting in exercise is my struggle too. Hope you find your way, you're doing great!
    1632 days ago
    I'm finding the key for me is it's not about the amount of time I spend exercising in the's about getting up getting my work out clothes on and doing something everyday and making that the habit. Even if I don't have time for a full work out...all those minutes do add up. And then I try to take walks during the day. Next week I'm going to challenge myself to do something after dinner. Great job on your nutrition!!!!
    1633 days ago
  • TANYA602
    Even being in maintenance, I find that I am aware of every minute and every calorie. I agree with BMCOLLEY though - you have to make decisions as they come up. And not beat yourself up over them. Your fitness plan is impressive! Keep challenging yourself!
    1633 days ago
    I can't get up that early to do the workouts. Whenever I try, I just get sick and miserable within two days and end up not exercising for longer. I'd rather exercise later in the day, or over my lunch hour, or something...
    1634 days ago
    Remember, you cannot live in the future which is what planning really is. You can make decisions as they come up; however, you will not be able to project yourself into the future. In addition, planning for the future rarely provides the future you planned.
    1634 days ago
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