So totally back at square one :(

So as some of you remember, last spring I was so gung-ho getting in shape. I hired a personal trainer, I was kicking ass and taking names. Then I took my b-pics- so my motivation was gone, and finals hit- so I had no time. And then stress of the wedding over the summer.... oh, and top that off with a all-you-can-eat HM cruise... yeah, back to my flabby self. Haven't been running in probably a month and a half. I've been doing sporadic strength workouts here and there, but not enough to get myself back in shape.


Keep me accountable girls!! I want to be back in shape by the end of the semester!

Posted on August 27, 2009 at 4:06 am
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PS, I'm going running right now. We'll see how the first run goes :/

Posted on August 27, 2009 at 4:06 am
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Good luck! I totally know where you're coming from..so don't feel like you're alone!

Posted on August 27, 2009 at 4:48 am
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We'll be here cheering you on!

Posted on August 27, 2009 at 6:16 am
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i'm there too, but have been making progress! you can do it!!!

Posted on August 27, 2009 at 6:21 am
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I've gained about 20 lbs since January. HA!! So you're not alone.


I've found it's easier to not be so all-or-nothing about diet and excercise so I'm trying to exercise at least one day a week, drink more water and eat less cheese and alcohol stuff. I don't feel like I'm making any wins unless I'm eating a totally clean diet and doing at least an hour of cardio daily usually so these small changes don't feel like enough or even worth it to make a difference....can you relate to that?


When all is said and done, I know these small changes will make a small difference over time....Maybe you could try making a few small goals you know you can accomplish that aren't necessarily scale-related....when you start checking off each of those goals you might be more motivated than you were before just with your small successes. :)

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 7:32 pm
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theprincessbride... I agree.. even though you may feel like you aren't accomplishing though.. it's the change of lifestyle (whatever you can maintain) that will be a longterm win.  If you force yourself to naturally drink water all day then you won't have to think about it eventually.  same with everything.. just make reasonable diet changes that can be maintained everyday .

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm
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I agree that "all or nothing" is not the best approach. Whatever we do has to be sustainable for life, or we'll lose and gain, lose and gain, lose and gain which is not good for body OR mind.


So, I think if we all could be "mostly good" with mostly being say 95% of the time, and if we hold ourselves accountable for slips immediately and without exception (if I have seconds for dinner, the next day I MUST eat light AND exercise), we'll do well in losing and keep it off long term.


Oprah had on a woman who wrote a book about French women's diets (I guess the French are all skinny?  lol) and she said basically the same thing I did in my previous paragraph "If we have croissant with jam for breakfast, we just have a little salad for lunch".  Give and take, give and take. 


WE CAN DO IT!

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 9:20 am
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I agree that "all or nothing" is not the best approach. Whatever we do has to be sustainable for life, or we'll lose and gain, lose and gain, lose and gain which is not good for body OR mind.


So, I think if we all could be "mostly good" with mostly being say 95% of the time, and if we hold ourselves accountable for slips immediately and without exception (if I have seconds for dinner, the next day I MUST eat light AND exercise), we'll do well in losing and keep it off long term.


Oprah had on a woman who wrote a book about French women's diets (I guess the French are all skinny?  lol) and she said basically the same thing I did in my previous paragraph "If we have croissant with jam for breakfast, we just have a little salad for lunch".  Give and take, give and take. 


WE CAN DO IT!

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 9:20 am

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