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Too Optimistic

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Hello SparkPeople!

I have decided to do an interim blog today as I am having a tough week in terms of food, despite some very good intentions.

As I mentioned in my previous blog, I had lots of events happening this week which all include food (seriously, it's more than Christmas time). My week started with a celebratory meal with my boyfriend for having passed my last big exam. I lost control at a wedding social (fundraiser) and ate two sandwiches after I'd eaten all my calories for the day. At my picnic on Saturday, I ate half a bag of chips and finished it off at my sister's place in the evening. Plus I ate dessert after an ice cream snack on Saturday as well.

I'm sure this all caught up with me because on Sunday I ended up skipping dinner based on waves of nausea. Of course, I feel bad about not eating since I was out to celebrate my exam with my parents that night! Monday was my first "good behaviour" night but I'm already up almost a pound (which I refuse to track until Thursday, my weigh-in day).

Now, I'm sitting at my computer and planning how I will exercise to make up for this week. I looked up the local gym where I have a pass for 18 remaining classes and I made a schedule. I want to try everything and I want to do them all now! And I also want to keep up with my couch to 5k program (which I'm behind on since I realized I can't "race" on the planned date after all). So what I'm wondering is... if the schedule shown below is what I'd eventually like to work up to (with running after the Power classes), how do I get to this point? Note I was thinking I'd start with all the classes I highlighted in pink. I also play softball on Wednesday's during the summer so that evening is out starting at 5:00 PM.

How long should it take? What should I start with? Right now, I'm feeling overly optimistic and am thinking "Katie, you get off work early as long as you go in early, so why don't you go every day except two? Running doesn't count... it's so short and it's mostly walking anyway". I have a feeling that if I jump right into this, I will become either injured or discouraged.

Even if somehow, I keep up with the schedule and don't hurt myself, I'll run out of my fitness class passes within the month of June! Which would be okay if I could get another one, but I can't. I'd like to join but I'm also cheap. I get a discount and a subsidy through work but my benefits don't kick in until August so I'd have to wait until then.

Do any of you have suggestions? I love how many calories Kick and Step burn, and I'd really like to build some lady muscles in the Power class. I'm torn!

Thanks for any scheduling suggestions in advance!

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