Crushing my weight loss and fitness goals!

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.

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19 Responses to Crushing my weight loss and fitness goals!

  1. GIRL! You’re KILLING it! Way to go! And you’ve really dropped a lot of time in your running, right? I can’t remember exactly what it was before….remind me?

    You’re inspiring. Keep it up.

    • Sana says:

      Thank you so much! Normally I am a pretty slow runner 14:00 min/mile when I am getting back into shape. I have never consistently been an 11-10 min/mile runner and that is what I would like to strive for :)

  2. Oh my gosh – 20 pounds is a HUGE loss.
    I lost 3/4 in January so i have about 30- 35 more to go.
    Cannot wait until I hit that 20 pound down mark – you are amazing!

    • Sana says:

      I think I have 30-35 more lbs to go. I am feeling like all my hard work is paying off. My running is getting slightly faster :) We can do this!

  3. Farrah says:

    Great job on your progress and for getting those workouts in whilst not skimping on PT! That’s so awesome! <3 The food photos are making me hungry again, but I already ate lunch! :P

    • Sana says:

      Doing my PT is the only reason I can even exercise. Otherwise I struggle to even walk. Girl. I am always hungry!

  4. I need to have that rule about stretching after my runs! Looking good

  5. Akaleistar says:

    A cup of tea is a lovely way to end the night! Love your blue leggings :)

    • Sana says:

      I’ve been using hot tea to replace my nightly chocolate. It worked for most of the nights! I am starting to dress in more colors. But I love love my basic black!

  6. GiGi Eats says:

    GAH! BEYOND thrilled for you!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPEE!! You’re on a downward spiral! And this spiral = THE BEST KIND!

  7. Congrats on your progress so far! I know that’s really hard to do and you look fabulous in your purple leggings!

  8. Vanessa says:

    Looking Great girl!

  9. Sharon says:

    You had an awesome week! Great job! Way to get your workouts done and I’m sure having a PT helps a lot! Awesome job on your runs!

    • Sana says:

      Thank you! I am thinking of doing a half.. we will see how I do with running once it gets a bit colder this month!

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