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14 May, 2010

There is no room… and other likely excuses for not exercising

Posted by: billie In: battling self-destruction|brain vs body|busy girl

I spent all day finishing up my grading. Tomorrow morn i will run out to the college to turn in all my paperwork and punch in the grades.

I hope to get up and do some form of exercise. I’m already testing out excuses on myself… I may sleep late, I may just want to go to the college and get it over with, i may not want to get all sweaty before i go… i will try to tell myself that i can do it when i get back… but then it gets tricky, because i won’t fell like doing anything when i get home. I will want to go into my “whew! the semester is over so now i can lay up and do absolutely nothing for a week” mode. Oh, i just thought of the best excuse of all! My living room floor is a mess, its all piled up with a bunch of my art stuff: sculptures on one side, tubs of glaze materials and clay on the other, not to mention my stack of books and binders. All that crap will have to be cleaned up to make room for me to exercise.

The original title for this post was “Each day is 1 day closer to my goal…” That sounds pretty corny for me, but i had felt like being bitchy again like i was yesterday so i decided to get control of myself and try to think positive. (My positive attitude lasted about 4 sentences.)

I just haven’t been taking any time for myself lately. I always get consumed by whatever thing is most pressing at the time. Thankfully i’ve been tracking my eating on my phone app… that helps so much.

Speaking of food, today i moved my calorie count up to 1500. And interestingly, today was the first day i had problems with cravings. I’s say the problem was partly that i haven’t been getting enough protein, partly that i ate a serving of pizza which gave me carb cravings and partly that i haven’t been focusing on my goal as much as i have been over the past week and a half. …i’m also starting to wonder if my drinking last night, might have played a role in the carb cravings.

But, i overcame this little craving problem: at first i ate a small bit of the leftover pizza, but then i had a greek yogurt (lots of protein and oh so satisfying).

Also on my mind is that i still haven’t got back to doing the mental-cises! I really need to make time that.

Activity: a whole lotta nothing

Food: greek yogurt (100) with honey (30) and macadamia nuts (210). coffee (10) with splenda and ff half n half (40). cottage double (100) and pistachios (170). greek yogurt with chocolate (110). 1 serving frozen pizza (410). strawberries (65) with cool whip (60). 1/4 serving frozen pizza (105), greek yogurt (100) with honey (30). Total = 1540

2 Responses to "There is no room… and other likely excuses for not exercising"

1 | incontrol2day

May 14th, 2010 at 5:45 am


Hope after this semester is over, you find more time for yourself 🙁 It’s so important to stay sane to make yourself a priority now and then.

TGIF! Have a lovely weekend!

2 | round

May 14th, 2010 at 11:35 am


I used to have the “break=doing nothing” mindset but now I try to think of breaks as a way to get in more exercise because I have fewer schedule constraints. Most of the time that works for me!

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