Monday, February 04, 2013
Most of us use a scale daily, weekly, monthly, to check our progress/make sure we're staying on track. And, we all know, that the scale is only one indicator of our health and progress on this journey.
This morning, I got up to weigh in, knowing that I had a pretty decent week eating habits wise, only one day I went over my calorie range, and the other days I stayed in range with a lot of health foods (some not as healthy, but majority).
My workouts this week were all a bit different than I normally do. Which is a good thing, I'm changing things up. Chris and I are using YouTube to get some Taebo workouts and insanity workouts. I also created quick circuits for upper body, lower body, and core, similar to my daily fitness challenges I made for fall and winter, but these ones just focus on those areas.
Since I knew I was doing a lot of new exercises that would basically help build my muscles a bit, I wasn't looking for a loss this week (though of course I wouldn't complain if I did) but I knew I worked my body differently this week and that I'd probably gain muscle, so the scale would go up a bit to reflect that. It did, .2 (yes, 2/10ths) of a pound which is fine by me.
I am so close to my goal weight now that its almost like I'm there...and quite frankly I feel great where I am, I just need to focus on losing a bit more "flubber" but even then I don't expect to lose much more; I'm a large built girl and doing basketball and track throughout middle school and high school shaped my quads, calfs, and arms a certain way -- and I wouldn't want to change that. I am PROUD of my basketball legs and my track arms, if that means they are a big bigger than most people, I really don't care cause being an athlete is more important to me than being skinny.
Have a fabulous week everyone!