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I’m Back

Hi.  Thanks for stopping by.  I’m picking up my fitness journey with a back and neck injury, but I’m determined to get back on the “wagon.”  It’s time to quit making excuses about comfort food and how I’ll get started again tomorrow.  I need some help.  I need suggestions on good exercise alternatives with a gimpy back.  Thanks ahead a time.  I know what I need to do on the food side…quit shoveling crap in my mouth.  My body is revolting anyway.  It’s saying “Give us us low fat” (imagine Djimon Hounsou in Amistad).  LOL. I’ve definitely been indulging in more fried food and candy.  Well, I’m off to get myself together and work on this site.  Have a great day!

Much nub and health,

Dr. Ericka

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That Dang Comfort Food

Today, my body gave me a stern warning to quit putting junk into it.  I have not been doing a good job with restraint from comfort food.  This combined with my lack of exercise has sparked a revolt by my entire gastrointestinal tract.  I guess it’s time to start listening to my body again.  No excuses.  Thanks for having my back, and it’s ok to hold my feet to the fire about straying off track.  I guess I might as start that countdown again tomorrow.
Much nub and fitness,
EG

Revisiting Portion Control

Today was a better day for portion control.  I need to get a handle on my food/drink intake, since limited calories are being burned.  Please let me know if you have any suggestions on exercise to do while dealing with a back and neck injury.  I’m feeling a bit sluggish.  I’m sure tomorrow will be a better day because I’m getting back into my normal routine.  I’m done with the comfort food.  Ok, not forever done, but finished with overindulging.  I also plan to make sure that I am getting a solid night’s sleep each evening to let my body heal.  I’m getting back on the path.  Thanks for believing in me!
Fitness or bust!
-EG

Pardon the Interruption

I apologize for the delay.  No excuses.  I need to get back on the blogging and fitness wagon.  So much has happened.  I’ve had my email and Facebook accounts hacked.  I’ve gone on vacation, including a cruise.  I’ve gone through a break up and a car accident.  Whew, I got tired just typing all of that.  The vacation started off great with me attending spin classes in Atlanta that were beyond challenging.  The instructors managed to turn them into upper body workouts and had the entire class boogieing.  I even ate well on the cruise and was shocked at how many healthy options there were.  I did make it to the gym once, and it was beautiful to pedal to the tunes on my Ipod while looking out the window watching the ocean.

When the stress started, I initially lost my appetite.  As time passed, I’ve been fighting the urge to snack, and I’ve lost the battle some.  Comfort food was making a comeback, and I wasn’t in the gym.  That key lime cake was calling my name throughout it’s creation.  I licked beaters of batter, icing, then had nerve enough to eat some cake.  It was phenomenal, though.  Things got even more complicated when I was injured in a car accident.  My back and neck are injured, so the workouts are on hold.  I’ve got to be strong and turn away the delectable chocolate turtles (the undeniable best turtles in the world).  There are yummy munchies all over my mom’s house.  In my mind, I know that I have to be careful with what I’m eating, since I’m not working out.  The issue is getting my mind, my hands, and my mouth on the same page.  Hopefully, I’ll be back in the gym soon, but this is a test of willpower.  I’m determined to win.  I’m coming back to this daily blog, and I’m going to get myself together.  Feel free to keep me on my toes:)  Thanks for sticking with me!

-EG

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