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recap of day 2, 3, and updated training plan.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I have to be honest and say that after only three days of making the commitment to myself I have not completed all tasks each day. Ok now that I have that out in the open I feel much better. I realized about myself that after putting something down in words it has greater meaning to me and I can stop beating myself up about it in my head.

Recap day 2:
Completed all tasks except boot camp video and daily inventory AGAIN.
Something positive: I finally talked to the trainer at my gym after she called me about a month ago to check in. I was so embarrassed that I didn't lose any weight that I couldn't face her. I didn't want her to see that nothing had changed. But something did change and she realized that something. She had looked up my history and noticed that I've been coming to the gym consistently over the last three months. The previous 3 months had been touch and go. So this was two fold for me. I have been going to the gym trying to get results and I faced my fear,sought her out, and made and made an appt with her for this week.
Recap day 3:
Completed all tasks except for the same as above.
Something positive: I ran 5m @4.8 with no stops. This wasent my goal for yesterday, it was 4.5 however when I looked at the miles and saw I had already gone to 4.78 and I was feeling good I decided to go to 5. Let me remind you that I just started running for the 1st time in my life about 11 wks ago and struggled to complete a mile. I'm still slow but that doesn't matter to me right now. My body has changed,even if I don't see the numbers drop on the scale, it is stronger now and I was able to complete 5 miles. That is absolutely amazing to me.

Ok so time to re-evalute these two tasks I'm finding a difficult time completing.

First my 28 day boot camp challenge. After thinking about WHY I am having a problem with completing this in just the first days of my commitment I realized this: I wasent commited to this from the start. Its difficult for me to say that but its the truth. A friend had spark mailed me it thinking it may be something I was interested in, I checked it out, and said what the heck ill give it a try. The problem with this is I say I would give it a TRY. Over the past year I have found that when something is REALLY important to me I DO. I don't "just try". If that makes any sense. I really wasent vested in the challenge. So I am amending my commitment and taking that out. Not forever. I will re-evaluate the importance of it to me at a later time.

Second, my daily inventory: This is VERY important to me. So why am I having difficulty completing it. I'm being selfish. I'm so tired at the end of the day that I'm being lazy and not willing to take the 5-10 minutes to complete it. I also think that its hard for me to honestly and truthfully take a look a how my actions or words could have affected someone else that I cam into contact with. That being said, this is still a very important part of my how I live today. I do my best each day to be aware of what is going on inside of me to make me feel or react the way I do in different situations. So I re-commit myself to this and will DO my daily inventory.

Based on the conversation I had with my trainer I will also amend my training schedule. She is the professional at this not me so I will do what she has STRONGLY encouraged me to do.

I will take one day off a week from training at the gym. I will still do physical activity just not hard training.

My workout schedule will be as follows:

M,W,F- strength train (15-25 min) and cross train 30-40 min.
T- off
T,Sat,Sun- run with sat being my long run day. All runs at least 40 min

When I told her my plan for the next 30 days she was concerned that I could possibly over train. Which I guess can have a very negative impact on results and my body. So I will take heed and do as she suggests.

I feel very positive now that I have spoken to a professional trainer and have a plan devised by her. I have to remember I'm not the expert and don't have all the answers and that's ok. I feel very confident about this revised plan that I can DO it and hopefully see some results.
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    Sounds great honey...and please don't ever feel like a suggestion of mine is the way to go! It's just a suggestion. Great job looking at what's going on and re-evaluating!!
    3847 days ago
    So glad your trainer gave you some awesome feedback! It is easy to get gung-ho and want to work out constantly, but she's right...over training can be even worse for you which seems weird but it's true. LOL

    Way to go on re-evaluating your goals and making modifications. I think that is one of the most important skills we can learn and hone in this healthy lifestyle process...how to make adjustments when needed. It is easy to have a singular focus and end up doing things just because it is on the "plan", but if we're doing it without any heart, it is useless. So you are doing absolutely AWESOME!! Keep it up, girlie!
    3849 days ago
  • MEGHAN2012
    The first sstep to change is seeing the problem, so you're on your way
    3849 days ago
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