Sunday, September 30, 2012
Last week I posted two goals for the fall season and it's time to check in on those...
1. Lose ten pounds.
I said last week that my starting point was 210.6 and of course, the next day's weigh in showed a weight of 213.8. Unfortunately, water weight sometimes plagues me and this is one of those times. The good news is that I've dropped back to 212 with this week's weigh in. Still a bit over my starting point, but that's okay - you can't win them all.
I've done a terrible job of nutrition tracking this week, so that will need a little more attention this week.
Now on to what went right this week...
2. Get 1000 minutes of exercise.
I did something this week that I haven't done in several years- went to a public fitness center and worked out. Maybe it's just me, but I always used to measure myself against the other people working out around me - people who were inevitably thinner, more fit, more athletic, healthier, happier, etc. It's a hard lesson to learn, to measure our progress against where we've come from instead of where someone else is.
Yet, I did it... went not once but four times to the fitness center. Instead of finding it intimidating as I usually do, it was actually soothing to get into the rhythm of walking on a treadmill. I set the machine to my normal walking pace and found myself carrying on conversations with my neighbors. I can remember a time in my life when I was not physically able to do both of those things at the same time. I still have a long way to go to hit my goals, but the fact that I was able to put in 217 minutes on the treadmill this week is just amazing to me. That's right.... I got in over 3 1/2 hours of exercise in this week. I'm just a little tiny bit proud of myself right now. :)