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Day #229 - Oh my body aches - woe is me

Friday, February 08, 2013

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Thursday results:

Drink 5 bottles of water before leaving work daily - accomplished
Gym x 5 days - Walked outside instead. Did the counch25K and walking
Put in 1.5 hours or more at gym on M,W,F and Saturday/Sunday bonus days - 35 minutes walk jog, strength train, body weight floor exercises 25 minutes
Strength training - completed
Squats everyday - 30
Avoid fast foods all week, cook, cook, cook (MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE) - failed had McDs family emergency derailed my workout and eating, 2 hamburgers
One beverage besides water - gatorade & water since I had fast food

Well I wasn't in the mood to go to the gym yesterday. I needed a change so I debated all the way home what I would do. So I decided to stop at a park near home and walked, started the walk/jog 30 minutes. It was harder to do outside. My knees/legs really felt the struggle. I had to skip 1 of the jogs and break maybe 10 seconds on another jog. I was pushing my way through it and giving my all. It was hot but I did it. Got home and immediately did my strength training, squats (made it to 30 - breaking them up into 10 between strength training sets), made it up to 30 seconds holding the plank x 2, trunk rotations with 6# medicine ball standing and sitting/leaning back, did plenty of stretching afterwards.

My workout was different, it felt right but I missed my gym workout too. I think I'm going to try this rotation by going to the gym a few days and walk/jog outside a few days. We shall see I may need to go to the track at the school to walk/jog.

Now yesterday I was talking to a co-worker and she's in the BLC @ work but she's not overweight or anything. She's doing it to keep herself accountable. She asked how much weight I've lost after a long discussion and I said only about 20-22 #s. She said ONLY!!! I was like yes considering how long I've dedicated to doing this. I thought about it later and when I look at it over the 7-8 months I've lost about 2-3#s a month on average. That's not a bad thing. It's just when I look at the months and how some would say I lost 25,30,40,50 pounds in 7-8 months it was disappointing. But the positive I could have gained those 20-22#s on top of what was already there, right? So that felt a whole lot better when I made that evaluation. On top of that I'm coming into work today and another co-work says, hey you've lost weight huh? I'm like I'm trying hard to thank you. They say yeah it's showing keep it up. Don't start eating again when people start noticing like I did. I say no I don't plan to, not this time. So I guess it's working in some ways emoticon

I know "to me" i'm not showing a tremendous weight loss like I plan to see in the near future, but I have made progress towards that goal. So I keep pressing my way into the gym, into doing my daily workouts, into eating better and better, into drinking my water and I will see a healthier me emerge. Patience, patience and a steady move pace will get me to the maintenance line. I'm going for it. I got things I need to do this weekend but it made end up being a weekend of rest. My body is sore, aching and just need some TLC. So either I pain my room or I relax we shall see.
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    Better to take steps forward than backwards. Keep it up and a year from now you will realize just how far you have come and you will be glad you hung in there.
    1743 days ago
    It is definitely hard not to compare your weight loss to other people's losses. I have done it too. I read somewhere that women over the age of 40 tend to gain 5 lbs on average each year. Not only did you avoid that 5 lbs gain, but you loss 22 lbs all while recovering from a bad injury and surgery. And you never quit. And take the time to consider how much healthier you heart is, your lung is, your kidneys and liver. You have added years to your life. You are awesome.
    1743 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    I know exactly how you feel when it comes to evaluating your weight loss. Keep moving (which you are doing plenty of), & you'll be at maintenance before you know it!

    1743 days ago
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