So, here is a rare sight- me in colors other than dark gray, black or blue. I am feeling more confident and comfortable with myself due to this almost 20lb weight loss, so I am celebrating with some colorful clothes. I have not forgotten the feeling of stepping on the scale and seeing 197. But I am happy with where I am at currently with my weight loss despite having more work to do.
Weighing myself for sure helps me crush my weight loss goals. I am currently using the EatSmart Precision Choice Bathroom Scale and not only is it my most accurate scale it’s easy to use. All I have to do is step on and it’s ready to go. Plus it’s my favorite color!
Here is a quick recap of my week in terms of workouts:
Sunday– REST. I am so lucky that my weekend photography business is doing well. However, that does leave me with hours of editing. I did not leave my computer for 12 hours straight just to get caught up.
Saturday– 4 miles at 12:47 min/mile with the first 3 at 12:15 min/mile. Followed by a Taebo class. Running is FINALLY feeling good. I don’t feel slow and I am enjoying pushing myself. I would not be able to do this fitness and weight loss journey alone. Thanks to e-mails and texts I always have wonderful people to exercise with.
My rule for running is that I MUST follow it up with PT exercises otherwise I am not allowed to run. *knock on wood* but my back issues are no longer an issue.
Friday: REST- I had a photoshoot after work and I was still really sore from leg day. I am usually too tired after working a long week to also workout, however it would be nice if my job was more of a workout like the folks that do a sprinkler blow out.
Thursday: 3.5 mile run walk. Really sore. Really slow. But I am happy I got those legs moving.
Wednesday: Leg day. (personal trainer) It was as if I’ve never exercised a day in my life the way I was hobbling around for a solid 3 days.
Tuesday: 4.01 mile run 12:52 min/mile. I had no idea I had this milage and this pace in me. It’s been almost 5 months since I’ve run this far and this fast.
Monday: Arms, abs and upper back (personal trainer)
I am really enjoying having a personal trainer that pushes me to try new exercises and muscles that I have not used much of before.
I really feel like I CRUSHED it this week workout wise! Maybe I will do something hardcore like a Spartan Race. This year they have 8 stadium races with new medals & lots of new obstacles. Additionally they have three different season passes for those looking for the ultimate challenge: an Elite pass, an Open pass & a Trifecta pass!
How am I doing food wise? I wish I was one of those people that could prep their weekly meals on Sunday. However I am not there yet so I have to depend on the grocery stores to chop up my fruits and vegetables.
I just purchase pre cut zoodles and add my own ground chicken, pasta sauce and feta cheese.
I would like to see the scale move down a little bit faster, so this week I purchased a food scale so that I can measure out meat and pasta a little better. I don’t want to over eat just because I am exercising a bit more. And a food scale will help me keep my portions in check.
I’ve been ending my nights with some warm tea. This past week I was enjoying 2-4 pieces of chocolate and while they are super yummy they are not helping the scale move down.
Be giving, forgiving, compassionate and loving.