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This Sucks !!!!!!

Posted by Susan on March 4, 2009

This week started really well……..but has changed drastically !!! I was worked out my regular AM’s Monday and Tues. Monday my knee felt weird. It was doing some funky clicking when I walked , no pain….just weird. Like the fool I am, Tuesday I did a 30 min. HIIT session, was fine afterward, no pain. I went to work and couldn’t bend my knee by the afternoon and when I got home my knee was the size of a grapefriut. Now I am scared. I iced it, took anti-inflamitories, and went to bed. This morning it was still swollen…….so I didn’t workout. Right now I am resting it and have ice on it, but it is impossible to rest and ice at work…..so I just wrapped it and dealt with it.
I am working out tomorrow I decided , I am just not doing any running for a while, I will stick to the elliptical and bike for now. I will have a 3 day weekend to rest it and ice it. I just have to make it through tomorrow. On top of all this knee stuff, today I recieved a very unpleasant gift……TOM!!!! I am starving……….I want to eat anything and everything I can get my hands on. BUT, I am NOT! I made it through today with in my calorie range and plan on fasting tomorrow. I want to have pizza with my Hubby for his birthday Friday, and I may even allow myself a sweet, decadent dessert as well. Maybe.
Anyway, this set back really upsets me. I want so badly to keep up this roll I am on. I have been doing excellent, eating has been great and workouts have been as well. Now I am afraid to push myself. I will take it easy on my legs tomorrow , but I NEED to workout ! It effects me so positively, it helps my mood, and it helps my attitude at work, and when I am PMSing, it helps me even more. Now I am a little frustrated. That’s ok though…I refuse to give up. I will get this knee thing resolved and I will work around the injury as much as possible.
This situation would be the perfect excuse to quit, to say…oh well I will just fall off the wagon for now, pick it up again when I feel better……but no. I will not use excuses, I will not turn back now (especially after a 9 lb. loss, that is just too far to have come ). So tomorrow I will do what I can, lay off the treadmill for now and move forward as best I can….it is my only choice………….giving up is not an option.
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Time to get serious…….

Posted by Susan on February 16, 2009

The past few weeks I have been definately falling short on my fitness goals. I am eating things I never eat, not even paying attention to what I eat on weekends, I am not pushing myself as hard as I could be in my workouts, and I am all in all not giving this my best effort. I know I can do more, I know I can do better. The months are slipping by and summer is fast approaching ! I need to step it up.


So as of now, this very moment, I will make some changes. I need forget excuses, I need to start writing down my food and keeping track of my calories, and stick to a strict 6-7 day workout week. I am not progressing and there is only one reason why………. ME!


My new goal is to lose 10lbs. and or be a size 12 by June. That is plenty of time so there is no reason I cannot reach this goal. I know what I have to do, and I have all the tools and resourses to do it. I just need to want it badly enough. It is a decision, a promise to myself. I have to sacrifice , not cave in on weekends when I want to eat little goodies here and there. No more TOM excuses, no more excuses period !


Tomorrow morning I have to be in work an hour ealier (6am). I will get up early to do a 20 min. HIIT session on the treadmill as well and track all of my food. I am planning on a IF tomorrow…….5:30pm tonight till 5;30pm tomorrow night. Fortunately IF days are easier than days I need to stick to a food plan, as wierd as that may sound.


I am so tired of being stuck, but I do nothing to unstick myself ! It is maddening ! So I begin again…..make new goals, add some extra cardio, both HIIT and SS, and push myself in my TT workouts. I NEED to burn this fat ! I need to get this weight off. I need to stop standing in my own way. I need to decide what is more important to me…………..another summer hiding myself away, taking the pictures but never allowing anyone to take them of me, and just feeling badly about myself in general, or that bowl of ice cream, that cookie, that piece of cake. I am sick and tired of living in this body and it is time to tak action, to make the change. The slacking off just doesn’t cut it anymore. I need to really keep track of EVERYTHING !


So here’s to my fresh start, to progress, and to getting serious about this weigh loss journey , the time is now. I either do it all the way or just foget it all together and accept myself as I am and move on……….and I know that is something I could never live with. So my choice is made…………



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