28 September 2010

Back in the saddle again

That's how I feel. Yesterday I got a little down about some things around here and instead of turning to food - which I would always have done in the past - I turned to exercise. I went for my morning walk, as scheduled, and went further than planned. After taking care of some paperwork and having lunch, which I really didn't feel like eating, I went for another walk because I was depressed. Then I decided to go to both workout classes last night. So we headed out and walked the dogs then I went off and did two workouts. By the time I got home I was super hungry and tired. Really tired. But I felt good. I still didn't sleep great but I feel awesome. I'm getting ready to head out on my run and then tackle the bedroom. Tonight is strength training and I think I'll stay for Combat also. Why not? What else am I gonna do? Come home and sit on my butt watching TV? Hubby is playing poker so he'll be busy.

There are so many trainers and so-called "experts" who say you don't have to work so hard. I've read people who would freak if they knew that I worked out for about 3 hours yesterday. They say that 30 minutes a day or 15 minutes of HIIT or 20 minutes of body weight exercises is all you need. I think the problem here is that they are not dealing with people who need to lose 20-30-40 lbs. They are dealing with people who need to lose 10-15, or get lean for an event, or lower their bodyfat % by a couple of points. And the worst problem is I don't think they make that clear to the people they are trying to sell their stuff to. So I've tried their way. I've tried to buy into what they are selling but it just doesn't work for me. Also, they say that you can't outrun a bad diet. While that is true I don't think it's that simple. I haven't really been watching what I eat that closely but still the pounds are just falling off. I'm working out and working hard and that is kicking my metabolism up and that is making things happen. I guess the bottom line is that you have to find out what works for you and go with it. Now that I've kicked the metabolism into high gear I could probably ease off slightly but I don't want to. When I get to where I want to be I will figure out how much I need to do to stay there.

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