Cardio Weigh-In

It’s That Time Again

Thursdays are an exciting day for me because it’s weigh-in day. I’m always nervous before stepping on the scale, but this week I have reasons to be nervous. I ate poorly last Friday, but I did two hours of cardio that day. And the rest of the week I ate very well. I exercised everyday too with exception of Sunday. I promised my boyfriend that I would skip a day of exercise so my body could heal. And after five minutes on my recumbent bike, I knew I needed to stop. He was right (though no one needs to tell him I said so.)

It was a really tough week for me because I couldn’t stand not exercising at full strength, but this was my second week of bronchitis so I did my best to take it easy – only doing low impact cardio. It’s also that special time in a girl’s life — you know, cramps, headaches and tears for no reason. 😉 So like I said…tough week.
The truth is that I’d probably be better by now if I had been more responsible with my body. I find it difficult to lay around or stay still for too long. But when you’re sick, your body needs it. And while I know that, I’m still working on accepting it.
I’m going to try to see the doctor again on Friday, and I’ll skip my workout tomorrow. Ugh. I know I need to relax to heal. Blah, blah, blah….I’m just so full of energy these days. And I’m terrified of falling into an exercise-free rut that I so often hear of people falling into.
That being said, it is weigh-in day. And I hope I did well. But I know that I could have worked harder (you know, by not eating garbage Friday.) I also know that when I do my best, I get good results. So I won’t be too discouraged if the scale is unkind.
Wish me luck as I prepare to face the music. It’s important to remember that I’ve had a great week with exception of one day, right? And I know that if I keep doing what I usually do, I’ll see great results in the long run.
What do you do to prefer for weigh-in day?

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7 Comments

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    Trudy
    January 28, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Hope you feel better soon…being that sick means your body does need a rest. You'll be better off for it in the end. I admire your gusto…but sometimes you just gotta rest!

    Good luck with the weigh-in…God bless!

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    Mae Flowers
    January 28, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Good luck with the weigh in! I hope you're feeling better soon. It's always hard for me to get back to exercise after I've been sick.

    I usually eat a lighter meal the night before weigh in. Something like Salmon and veggies.

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    Rhonda
    January 28, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Good luck tonight Kenlie! Listen to your body. Sounds like you have a great boyfriend. You will get right back to it when you are well, or I'll have to come to NY and kick you in the booty! ;o)

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    ~Steph~
    January 28, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Hope you start feeling better, If you are a member of a gym try sitting in the Sauna or Steam room. It always helps me, plus you will be shedding some weight.

    Weigh in day I hope for the best!

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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    January 28, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Haha..Rhonda, I'd love for you to come to NY to "kick me in the booty!" We'd have so much fun! 🙂

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    Julie
    January 28, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    I bet you are going to be pleasantly suprised when you step on that scale! Good Luck!

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    jenjen
    January 29, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Good luck with your weigh-in Kenlie! I am so sorry that you are still fighting your sickness. I hope you feel better soon!

    I have hit a snag in my 30 Day Shred. I haven't done it in like 4 days. I really need someone to kick me in gear.

    Love you friend!

    XOXO
    Jen

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