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Weekly Update Blog Week 5 of 52

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Well this past week I stuck 100% to my fitness plan, I stayed around 1200-1400 calories every single day and I thought I'd have a huge loss. But I only lost 2lbs. I know that 2lbs is a good solid loss for one week but I want more. I'm tired of being overweight and I want to see those numbers change asap. I've been super on point but I think stress may be affecting my weight loss.

On an upside, I'm on week 3 of C25K and I really feel my endurance improving. I'm looking forward to getting better and better. I'm definately going to accomplish my goal of running an entire 5k this year.

So for the stress: I got a new job which is at my dream hospital and I'm super pumped. But with that new job means leaving my old one and the friends I love there. Also this job is an hour away from where I live so my hubby and I are moving. We are originally from that area and most of my family and friends are there. We only moved to the Cleveland area for my current job. But after having a baby it will be nice to have my family around, and a free babysitter, (Hello Grandma!) So I've been stressed about moving, finding a new apartment and the fact that my husband is going to quit his job and have to find a new one. Thankfully we can survive on 1 income but a 2nd income is always better. He does have an interview Tuesday for a job in the area that we are moving to and I really really hope he gets something.

This week I'm also worring about getting in adequate time to exercise. Because of our current work schedules I have only a small window to get to the gym before my husband leaves for work at 1pm. Monday before he goes to work we are going to look at an apartment where we want to live and we also have a ton of other errands. So just driving to the apartment and back is going to take about 2.5 hours time plus our other errands. Once he goes to work I can't go to the gym because I have no one to watch my son and it's closed by the time he gets home. Tuesday he's driving back down there for his interview and as soon as he comes back he'll head straight to work. I work 7pm to 7am Tuesday night and Wednesday when I get home I have a 4 hour window before my husband goes to work to either sleep or workout. I'm gonna pick sleep, and the rest of the week goes on like this with different stupid things happening every single day that don't normally happen like doctor appointments, physical for my new job and blah blah blah. The worst part is all the driving. That 2.5 hours spent driving to Canton and back would be more than enough time for a kick butt workout. But this is just going to be a super busy week and I will have to find a way to squeeze in exercise when I can. Once we move things will be soooo much better. My mom will be available to watch my son if my husband is working, because the planet fitness there is open 24/7, I can go whenever I want. There is no planet fitness here and the only gym near our current place is only open til 10. Ugh.

Wow I know that was a long rant. I made the choice at the start of this year that I would lose weight no excuses. So I won't use lack of time as an excuse and I'm not going to stress. I'm gonna make a plan and stick to it.

Here's my fitness plan for this week:
Sunday: rest and recovery
Monday: I'm waking up super early and hitting the gym- 30 minutes abs/back, 30 eliptical, 30 C25K
Tuesday: Jillian Michaels 30 day shred (kick butt workout, only 20 minutes)
Wednesday: 30 minutes C25K at home or walking on treadmill, 30 minutes arms/shoulders/chest
Thursday: gym 30 minutes legs, 30 minutes eliptical
Friday: gym 30 minutes C25K, 30 minutes treadmill 15% incline
Saturday: 30 elipitical, 30 treamill

I'm definately also going to stay suuuuuper on point with my diet this week, aiming for about 1200 calories every day.
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