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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Things are going well - training hard & sticking to my daily menu plans. I have just had a lack of time to get my training posted here as I was. I have had different thoughts running around inmy head & thought about how my mindset will make or break my successs, in all things.

There’s no question that my success or failure begins in my head. I have excelled, feeling positive & focused on my plan of attack & the goal I’m working toward, and I have also veered off course because I’ve let my thoughts get all fuzzy & doubtful . I know I get over analytical & then I get confused & I’ve let that get in my way. I can be confident in my plan of attack, believing I know what I’m doing, & then read something & then think I don’t know anything. Like Don Henley sang, “the more I know, the less I understand”. This is me at times.
I feel unable to get back to K.I.S.S (keep it simple stupid). When I started my health & fitness journey last year, I learned about clean eating. I didn’t count calories. I simply followed what Tosca Reno said to do. And I lost weight. That was KISS. Then I bought a HRM for my workouts so I could monitor my stats & see how many calories I was burning. Then I started logging my food to get the best macro nutrient ratios & calorie counts for me. I look back now & it’s been a solid 9 months I’ve been consumed w/ these different numbers that I track & log & go nuts with. Will I always have to monitor my calories & macros closely or will I be able to learn a clean way of eating that is healthy for me & allow me to maintain weight once I lose my excess fat? And should I even bother caring about the # of calories that I burn when I’m in the gym? I don’t think it needs to be as complicated as I can make it.
I just needed to get that out because I wonder if others struggle w/ the same mess.
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    Awesome job Amy finding great opportunities to keep yourself accountable and in check. Looks like you have found a key components that will help you keep to your measure of consistency. Super job!!
    4021 days ago
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    Hi Amy! Great blog, I think many of us go thru this! I think I have been in this situation not too long ago. I think whatever makes it easier for you to stay on track and positive and you enjoy it, is best.
    Hope you have a good weekend!

    4419 days ago
    That's the exact reason I pay someone to write my program. What to eat, how much and when, the macros, the carb cycling, the cardio, when to train what... I was going mental over the numbers! If I had a bad weigh in, I would go over all my calculations again and again.... It's worth the money just to keep me sane!
    4419 days ago
    Great blog Amy!!!
    4420 days ago
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    You are definitely not the only one struggling with the numbers. I certainly get information overload. It's nice to know how things work and to set goals, but absolutely it gets too complicated sometimes. Everyone has a different opinion as to what the "right" way is. I suppose it's best to just find a way that works for you, and stick with it. If that's tracking numbers for a while, great. And if you need a break from all the tracking, that's ok too. I don't think any one way is "right" or even "best." It's just about what you need for physical and mental health at the time. Good luck!!
    4421 days ago
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