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Feeling Encouraged

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

In the past few months I have fallen off the wagon a bit and gained back about 15 pounds. I have been suffering from ITBS (illotibial band syndrome) that I developed while training for the 1/2 marathon I did in February. I have been taking time off of running to let it heal, but have not replaced running with any other cardio!

My eating has been getting less and less disciplined and healthy within the past year or so. I had been maintaining my weight, however, because I was so active and running 3-4 times a week and doing an exercise video 1/week. When I stopped running it caught up to me in a hurry!!! It was scary to see how fast the weight could come back.

Last Sunday, I restarted tracking my food and exercise consistently and have had a pretty good week. I overindulged in wine and cheese last night, but otherwise I've been pretty good and tracking has been very consistent.

Before I restarted tracking I was worried because I've been craving fast-food and sweets while not eating well. I'm feeling encouraged now because I've realized that I was craving those things partly because I was eating them and partly because I wasn't getting enough of the good stuff my body needs.

I'm looking forward to retraining my body to crave fruits and veggies! They are good for you, body! Crave them!...Now!
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  • BELLES74
    I don't know if this will help but when I was suffering from ITBS a Cpl of years ago, I used to use the foam roller every morning and night. I changed my training to the cross trainer and stationery bike.

    Hugs

    Bek
    2783 days ago
  • JMANDA86
    I'm working on retraining my body right now too! I just forced myself to eat more cauliflower than I wanted, but then I know I'll be less likely to eat other crap. It's sad how fast that 'veggie taste' goes away and how easy the weight can come back. No magic finger snap unfortunately.
    2783 days ago
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