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Sunday, May 26, 2013

"Don't be upset about the result you didn't get from the work you didn't do." This week has been eye opening. I write this blog with a sore body, shuffling around with pains and aches of hard workouts I completed this week. The squats, the Zumba class, the elliptical workouts for the past 4 days I have been giving my all in the gym and the week before I was doing the same thing before I got sick. However I have still managed to gain 6 lbs. I must admit I was shocked when I stepped on the scale and saw the number but in the next moment I knew exactly why that number was the way it was. My eating for last week was horrible and I think I actually convinced myself that the fact that I was working out would help in some way. It also made me realize that this needs to be all or nothing effort. What is the point of killing myself in the gym, pushing myself so hard if I'm going to eat badly and vice versa. I often find myself saying "I did really good with exercise but I have to work on my eating" week after week I say this but now I see just how important it really is.
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    Hey there, don't let one little slide discourage you. It looks to me like you're on the right track. I agree that there are many ways to measure success. You seem to have the right mindset, sometimes the body just gets a mind of it's own - but I have faith that your "will" will win out in the end if you just stick with it!

    2939 days ago
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    The important thing is that you are back in the saddle. I understand how you feel about the weight. There are so many different ways to measure success. You now exercise longer and more intensely than before, this is another form of success and you stepped back and jumped back on the wagon.
    2940 days ago
    Although what you eat IS important (no denying it), don't forget that some of your weight gain could also be water weight (all that sweat!) and/or muscle gain. I've been going through some gain lately too to ultimately discover that it's because I've been working out so intensely that I've gained (because my diet was healthy and unchanged). I'm not saying don't control your eating, but take it one step at a time. First off, even if your eating is out of control, you need this perspective: you're STILL helping your body by exercising. You're helping your heart and circulatory system, you're helping your metabolism. You're still burning fat. So, maybe you're replacing some of it right away... but good habits take time to build. Pick one thing to master, do that, and then pick something new. That's why they call this a journey!!!

    Don't give up on the intense workouts, especially if your eating is out of control. Keep fighting, and you will succeed. It takes time. I know how disheartening it is to step on that scale and see a gain, but tough it out. You've been here fighting this long, don't give up!!! Don't ever give up.

    As for your eating, pick one very small thing you can easily change. Whether it's replacing one of your usual snacks with a load of veggies or salad, or drinking a glass (or two!) of water before every meal, just make a small change. Be forgiving. You are recovering from years of bad habits, and you can't expect the new habits to take hold overnight.

    I'm so, so, so proud of how long you've stuck with this. I know how you're feeling because I've been going through it to, but don't forget that you owe it to yourself to keep fighting the good fight. I KNOW you can do this!!!!! Anyone who has fought as long as you have now has the grit and spunk to see it through.

    Keep fighting!!!!!!!

    2940 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/27/2013 3:15:37 PM
    I read on some message board that 80% of weight loss is diet. So yep, the food makes a HUGE difference! Good Luck!
    2940 days ago
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    2941 days ago
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