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"Read it and Weep"

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Tonight my trainer took my measurements. It wasn't pretty. The last time she took measurements was mid November. She plugged in the numbers, handed me the sheet and said, "Read it and weep". I had a 2% gain in body fat and my other numbers were up also. I knew it was bad, because I have struggled the last couple of months.

We talked over my goals and things of what to do. She wants me to alternate weeks of intense exercise. One week = 120 minutes, the next week = 75 minutes. Therefore I am resetting my exercise goals. She also upped my set repetitions to 5. I am sore tonight, so I am sure I will be more so tomorrow. However, she was very encouraging,

Daily Goals checked off:
2. Exercise
--120 min a day emoticon did 128!
--go to gym 4-5x's a week emoticon
--do a walk at home DVD 5x's a week emoticon not today
--walk on the treadmill at home at least 30 min 5x's a week emoticon
--do one SP exercise video or some strength training BEFORE doing SP emoticon

3. Water
--Drink 10-12 glasses a day (80-96 oz) 12 oz emoticon

4. Food
--stay within calorie range of 1400-1600 calories a day. emoticon
--eat lean protein, vegetables and fruits, limit carbs emoticon
--curb mindless snacking, drink water emoticon
--try a new recipe each month for a total of 12 recipes.

1. Blog daily - emoticon

2. Write lists of what I need to do each day. emoticon -- didn't get much done today.
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  • LUCYLIN101
    emoticon I loved, loved, loved your blog!!! It is so positive and great the way you took some bad news and turned into good.

    Thanks for some great ideas!!!
    3217 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7192718
    Great goals! I think I will borrow some:) You have truly inspired me today. Thank you. emoticon emoticon
    3218 days ago
    3218 days ago
    You really are doing so well! Your numbers will go back down, especially since you plan and then FOLLOW THROUGH! I need to follow your example...
    3218 days ago
    Happy New Year emoticon emoticon
    3218 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4592528
    How quickly our less-than-healthy choices catch up to us! We pretend we're "fine" even when we know deep down we are not moving toward our goals whole-heartedly.
    Your post also reminds me that the scale number isn't the only thing that counts! Those body measurements and body fat % are critical in the big picture! Be healthy! Choose wisely! Stay Focused! And remember, You Lost Your Quit quite a while ago! Don't go looking for it now! Hugs, Susie
    3218 days ago
    3218 days ago
    This could have been MY Blog!
    Let's Re-Group Together!
    WE CAN DO IT!!!

    emoticon emoticon ROCK!!!
    3218 days ago

    WE can do it!
    3218 days ago
    The truth will set you free. I'm sure you'll use this information and turn it into positive results. You can do it!
    3218 days ago
    It can only help your resolve to keep exercising and losing! I'm sure you are going to be right back on track! Like I told my husband about some "negative feedback" you can use it to defeat you...or use it to spur you on to better things for the next time! emoticon
    3218 days ago
    Good on you! It's always better to face the numbers truthfully, instead of living afraid of what htye might tell us.

    look those numbers straight in the eye....end get right back on your Spark hobby horse!
    3218 days ago
    I appreciate your honesty and sharing the journey with us. I think we have all been where you are -- in fact some of us are in similar straits right now :). We need to keep on encouraging each other and believe that achieving our goals IS possible. Stay encouraged! emoticon
    3218 days ago
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