Gained weight – time to refocus

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Eeek, I gained 1.5kg this week.  I’m finding it quite difficult to balance full time shift work (sometimes crazy hours) with getting to the gym and getting enough sleep.  Since I started this job I’ve gone from hitting the gym 5/6 times a week to 2/3 times a week, and I’m buying bad food on my meal breaks far too often.  This weigh in just highlights the need for me to get back into good habits. Perhaps I’ll stop putting my hand up for extra work if it means I can’t look after myself so well.  I’m no superman!

Today I had a flu vaccination so was advised against my PT session today. I used it as an opportunity to talk with my trainer about last weeks physio appointment.  He’s being really good and is going to rework my program to address the tight muscles on my torsos right side.  He’s also recommended I see a masseur that has just started working at the gym to loosen those muscles and work out the stiffness.  Can’t hurt to try it a few times.  

So yeah…. just really need to refocus and be disciplined again about everything that goes into my mouth and getting out for exercises.  I went to the gym twice last week and a 5km run on Friday night.  Although I finished the 5km in under half an hour, I found it difficult… though I know running is all about good days and bad days.

Hoping to have a better week this week.

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  1. Allie

     /  March 19, 2012

    Take control by focusing on calories in/calories out and being prepared in how you structure your meals as well. I’ve started carrying a bag of mixed nuts with me for when the hunger strikes so that I can have something quite filling and nutricious, but not too many nuts. Take packed meals to work so that your portions are controlled and you don’t slip into the bad food habit.

    And don’t forget to drink plenty! Dehydration can make you extra tired and send you searching for energy dense foods!


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