Off track weekend--getting back on track!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Well I did pretty well on Saturday while we were snowed in--went out and shoveled some snow since I couldn't get to the gym. The gym was closed again on Sunday but we did manage to get out and do a little shopping, etc. and we went out for breakfast. I was good there, we went to Bob Evan's and I know exactly what to get on their menu. :) Later on in the day though we decided we were going to head over to the BIL's for the Superbowl. They had sooooo much food. I started out being really good---had a nice big bowl of very good salad with fat free dressing, and then a small plate with samples of several different things that were there....but then I saw the spinach dip and it was just exactly what I wanted right then. Not sure what it was, if I was craving the salt or the fat or what, but I ate waaay too much of it. I finally forced myself to go back in the living room and sit down with my crocheting so that I wouldn't have any more--but I did go way over my calories and fat grams for the day.

Yesterday I determined that I was NOT going to let one day's crappy eating affect me negatively, so I got right back on track. Had a nice healthy breakfast and lunch and then went to work out as usual during Jamie's fitness class at the Y. Normally I do the recumbent bike for about 30 minutes on M/W/F and then some crunches and whatever else I can fit in. Last night I just seemed to hit a wall around 18 minutes and just could NOT do any more. My heart was really racing and my legs were SO tired that I finally just had to get off the bike. I finished the rest on the upper body ergometer and made sure to work as hard as I could on that, but it bothered me I couldn't finish on the bike.

I've been reading a lot about interval training and how it's supposed to shake things up a bit and get you to burn calories faster, so I am thinking about trying that. Maybe when I go for my workout today--I do less cardio on my strength training days, so it would be a good opportunity to try something new.
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  • no profile photo BLSDBEYONDMSURE
    I understand where you are coming from. I went out of town for a birthday party weekend & it generally wasn't pretty. I did exercise, but my eating wasn't what it should have been. I'm back on track now. Remember this is a journey & there will be bumps along the way.
    4078 days ago
    good for you for getting back on track so quickly!
    4079 days ago
    I love you positive attitude. We all mess up every now and then but the key is to get right back on track. Not letting one mistake take down your whole week is something I struggle with but you seem to really be on top of this. Great job!
    4079 days ago
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