Wednesday, August 18, 2010
This week's mid-week peek was a little startling.
My hands and feet tell me that I am retaining water so I knew I'd have a higher number @ the time of the peek. What I wasn't expecting was being 5 lbs up from my lowest number. WHAT?! I stepped off the scale and told myself the number isn't real. I mean it's real because that's what the scale says but gheesh! I know in my heart, mind and SP calorie tracker that I have not eaten enough food to gain 5 lbs in less than a week. Nope, can't be real - not even close.
My jog yesterday went well. Very well. I manged to complete C25K, W7D3 - which means I jogged 25 minutes without a walking break. (It helped that a "runner" was on the treadmill next to me ... I like their energy!) I've workout and/or been active 16 days so far this month, I've logged 944 fitness minutes thus far.
In other news: The Mr. wanted to buy more chips for the house over the weekend. (sigh) I asked if we could skip them for a few weeks (I was the one consuming the chips, not him), he shrugged and said sure. I mentally did a happy dance and bought more banana's instead!
So, I reject the reality of a 5 lbs gain in less than a week. My body will adjust its self and all will be right with the world. For now, I continue down my healthy path.
Friday, August 13, 2010
I feel like the Little Engine that could ... "I think I can, I think I can!"
So far this month I've managed to workout 12 out of the 13 days. I'll take it. One of those 12 days was very light due to a headache and fatigue but I managed to walk, so I count it.
Nike Says it best & it's my new Motto!
My TOM has come and gone and I must say emotionally it wasn't a complete mess. I was at full disclosure with the Mr. due to irrational thoughts, emotional outbursts, and the rage that I feel sometimes during this time. My emotions were a bit better this month and physically I made it without much pain. Plus, I didn't gain an enormous amount of (water) weight.
Workouts have been good but I find myself repeating, "I think I can, I think I can!" during my workouts. I am on Week 7 Day 2 of the C25K training and it is going well but tough. I have even logged some extra jogging time. I discovered my breathing is more relaxed while jogging which means my lungs are adjusting. My outer upper thigh's hate it when I jog and they remind me of that in the middle of the night when they start throbbing. After a four week vacation for the instructor, Step class resumed and I find myself struggling physically to get through the 45 minute routine. This brought on the "I need to cross train" thinking. After reviewing the class schedule at the gym and being very disappointed I decided I need to become creative on my own. I still don't know what that looks like.
I've been less than attentive to my calories and have overdrawn that account on countless occasions. I shake my finger at self! I know better. I can do better. I am better.
My weekly weigh-in is on Friday mornings. With the visit from my TOM I was up last week and mid-week this week - yuck! However, this morning I discovered I've come back down and I landed at 234.5! I'll take it with a smile and a sigh of relief. My scale even winked at me with a 234 so I know I'm close to moving on down.
On another positive, well a not so positive turned into a positive ... I was forced to use a different treadmill in a different part of the gym earlier in the week for one of my jogs and it went okay. Last night I actually choose that treadmill. Seems I have a new treadmill!
My plan for the weekend:
Enjoy the outdoors
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