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Friday, September 28, 2012

I've come to realize something this week...

my body hates me.

Yes, it's true. My body hates me. In all my exercising this week (well, over the past 2 or 3 weeks gradually) I feel like I've been going backward.. like instead of making progress I'm taking steps in the wrong direction. It's harder to do the same things that I was doing just a few weeks ago. My stomach is always upset, my joints are killing me, the scale isn't reflecting how hard I'm working, the treadmill makes me dizzy, and the list goes on. It's like in every way my body is completely rebelling against me.

I know it will get better in time and that my body is just trying to adjust to all the changes I've been making in both my diet and in my activity level, but I've been fighting for energy & have had to force myself to keep going and keep working as hard as I can.

I've been meeting my goals for BLC#16 & have been working out 6 days a week, but I feel like it's doing no good. I know it is, it just doesn't feel like it right now. Like I said, my body hates me. Literally. Why wouldn't it when I'm putting it through such torture - no more greasy food?! How dare I eat healthy! Lol.

But really, in general I'm not as discouraged as I was last week, but I think that's because I've recognized it as changes being made... So really, this means that I'm making progress. At least that's what I've decided to tell myself :)

I hope everyone has had a great week! Looking forward to another great one... each one is another step closer to my goals!!!
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    thank you for all the encouragement and suggestions. i definitely am getting enough calories, i track everything and am never short and the only time i get dizzy while working out is on the treadmill. (something about moving in place just throws me off) i'm working on revamping my exercise routine though, and trying to be more careful to avoid over-training & to try to give my joints a break i guess... tho i'm not sure there's much that can be done about that considering my current weight and the fact that activity in general aggravates them. despite all the frustrations of last week tho, i still managed to lose 2 lbs. woohoo!
    2948 days ago
    First, congratulations on sticking to your guns. I second LOVEPASSIONATELIFE's comment about looking in to possibly overtraining.

    My concern is that you should not feel dizzy while exercising. That comment makes me worry that you're not eating enough calories for your level of activity. If you do not eat enough and are exercising a lot, you can get dizzy, feel weak, and not lose any weight. Are you using SP's calorie & fitness trackers? If so, I also recommend using SP's calorie guidelines!
    2949 days ago
    This kind of sounds like the symptoms of overtraining. I don't know what your workout schedule looks like (aside from you mentioning you're working out 6 days a week), but perhaps you could read about overtraining and see if maybe that's what's happening to you? Here's a link to my blog post about overtraining...it includes a link to an article that I believe is written by a fitness expert on the topic: http://passionlifelovehealth.blogsp
    .html (You can post clickable links in comments unfortunately, so you'll have to copy/paste it)

    Whether it's overtraining or not, though, you should be proud of yourself for all the positive changes you've made and are making in your life!!!!
    2951 days ago
    Keep going!! You're doing amazing!!!!!!!!!! :)
    2951 days ago
    This even sounds like it was written by a tired body. Of course you are making amazing progress - just be careful not to burn yourself out in the process!! You have to be good to yourself too! this has to be something you can live with, not just endure for a short period. Do the things that feel rewarding - don't punish yourself! If you need a day off, take it. You can come back fighting the day after :D
    2952 days ago
  • SONIA260
    You are soooo right...you are making progress...the true journey is about getting healthy, and sometimes it takes our body a while to figure out that it would be greatly appreciated if it could drop some weight in the process....keep going hun, you're doing awesome!!!
    2952 days ago
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