Last Week's Weight: 178.2
This Week's Weight: 180
Can I say I'm surprised by the gain? Nope...not at all considering the disaster that was last week. But it is what it is...If I was looking for motivation to get back on track and quit it with the outta control eating, seeing 180 on the scale is definitely motivation!!! Time to get to it...again. hahaha
Blog 3x each week
STATUS: I totally did this one last week even though it was UGLY! Yep - all caps UGLY. My head was just in a not good place last week and I think I'm going to blame it on hormones. My grade is an A.
Track my food Monday-Thursday and Saturday
STATUS: I tracked Monday-Thursday but I didn't track on Saturday like I was supposed to. The other half of this is I was over calories probably every single day but one last week. But at least I tracked it and was horrified to see how many calories were consumed on multiple days. YIKES!! I give myself a B on this one.
Do at least 3 of 4 running workouts and 2 of 3 strength workouts and yoga on Wednesday.
STATUS: Well, I didn't take into consideration that I would have Active Recovery weeks so I only had 3 running workouts on the schedule instead of the normal 4. But I did do all three that were scheduled! Even though I will admit that "Active Recovery" was really, really difficult. It was hard to go down to just easy runs all week when I'd been feeling so good kicking butt on the various pace workouts and increasing mileage. A lot tougher than I expected...
On strength I did 2 of the 3 workouts so I met my goal on this one too! I did Jillian on Monday and I can't really say it was all her fault, or if my body was just feeling it once I slowed down a moment, but I was sore, sore, sore pretty much the entire week! So when Friday rolled around and I was supposed to do some strength training I just didn't have it in me...so I did a 25 minute foam rolling session instead and boy howdy - I am so GLAD that I did!! What a difference! So I don't feel bad about missing that one strength session at all. I give myself an A on this one.
My overall "GPA" is 3.6 and I'm happy to see that go back up from last week's dismal showing!
So, my takeaway from this past week is that as much as it hurt to track all my food on those bad days, it was really good that I did and I'm proud of myself for doing it because I really didn't want to admit to it! My other takeaway is that I have got to be better mentally prepared next active recovery week. I think my brain likes feeling like it is kicking butt and taking names and active recovery just totally went against how it wanted to feel. So to cope I stuffed my face and that is just not going to happen again. It can't.
I'm certainly in a much better mind-space this week (so far) and I enjoyed my nice healthy salad for lunch today and tracked the two cookies I didn't plan on eating but did anyways too. hahaha