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Thursday, February 02, 2017

So the 1-pound-every-three-days thing is not for me. Lol, I tried and it was neat and it actually sparked a convo with a coworker who is trying it out so: not a failure

My husband was super supportive but initially had serious reservations that turned out to be absolutely correct (lol he knows me so well) and was sweet enough not to say 'I told you so' which is why I love him so much.

Reservations like:
-if you push every one of your workouts to 1000cal you'll end up re-injured (aka running every day is what caused these problems in the first place).
-if your goal is 'how few calories can I eat?' you'll end up obsessing and not eat

I definitely have issues with calorie counting and finding/sticking to a healthy calorie range. I also found myself one day thinking that my two-hour, 850 cal-burned workout was "not enough" even though it followed my workout plan for the day (bike, weights, yoga). That was when I caught myself debating not eating a recovery snack to make up the deficit and knew the plan wasn't a good fit for me.


Which is, I suppose, exactly what my spark journey is about- trying new things and finding stuff that works.

In other news, an unintended consequence of not being shy about how much I work out (and the visibility of how much weight I've lost/seemed to have kept off) is that I've become the 'fitness guru' on my husband's side of the family:
-over the holidays my SIL asked me to help her start a C25K program
-my MIL wants suggestions about how to make food 'healthier'
-last night at a bday party I overheard my kid bragging to her cousin about how many headstands I can do now and everyone was suitably impressed. emoticon
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  • EGRAMMY
    emoticon
    1017 days ago
  • KRISZTA11
    emoticon finding the obstacles and revising your plan.
    So true, one should be proud and satisfied after a two-hour workout (or a one our workout too), not feel "it was not enough. It IS enough, and it is a great achievement.
    I'm happy for you!
    Your husband seems to be a wise and kind man.
    emoticon to becoming a fitness guru in your family!
    1017 days ago
  • BRANDI1809
    Thanks for your blog.
    1017 days ago
  • GETULLY
    Learning what works and what does not work for yourself is always the best reward. Kudos to you, your husband (and family) and son. They are keepers!
    1017 days ago
  • BLUEEAGLEME
    Interesting blog! Glad your kid is proud of you
    1017 days ago
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