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Yo-Yo Weekend

Monday, March 23, 2015

I hope everyone had a great weekend! This weekend was such a yo-yo weekend for me. Friday started out with an awesome weigh in for me, I lost another pound, which was super exciting for me since that was 2 weeks in a row with a 1 pound loss. That was such a big deal for me since I have been plateauing since Dec and I was starting to worry that my body was telling me I was not going to be able to drop any additional weight, and I was still slightly shy of my goal. So…now I’m only 3 POUNDS AWAY FROM MY GOAL!!! YES!!!

But, on the bad front – I’ve been crazy eating this weekend. My weekends are always bad nutrition wise, however this weekend was horrible. My oldest son turned eight and we had his birthday party, and I’ve been eating leftover cake, pizza, etc….not tracking, just eating…a lot of it. I worry myself sometimes because I feel like when it comes to sugar and junk food I have no control or will-power, and my husband (skinny guy), keeps it in the house for him. It actually makes me look forward to the work week sometimes where I pack my breakfast/lunch and I know I won’t touch all the junk. Ughhhh…I probably gained the weight back that I lost. We shall see on Friday.

But…I’m not going to slam myself too much, because I fit some great exercise runs in for my half marathon training in as well. Thursday I did a short-run of 3.5 miles, but I ran it around my very hilly neighborhood so I got in some great hill work. Saturday I did a 12 mile run on the treadmill (flat run), which is the farthest I’ve ever gone…super excited about that! I also fit in some cross-training on the row-machine on Sunday. Today’s run is going to be my medium length training run of 5 miles, and I’m going to turn that into another hill training run around the neighborhood.

This coming weekend my 8 year old and I are both running races together…and I’m so excited!! He has his kids 1 mile fun run and I have my 10K run that I’m using to help train for the half marathon….I love that we do these kinds of things together now as a family! It makes me grateful that something finally clicked in me and made me realize I needed to get my act together so that I am able to be active and do everything I want to do with my kids as they grow up.

Have a great week everyone!
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  • NHES220
    Wow, great job on the half marathon training - 12 miles on the treadmill had to be brutal! Dreadmill indeed! When is your half? Your run with your son should be fun! Way to go!
    1760 days ago
    You are setting a wonderful example for your children that will benefit them for life!
    1761 days ago
    I can relate.

    My weekends have looked a lot like what you just described lately (minus the distance back says no to that...) But, I have been sticking with the bike and hike routine. One of the best things about this journey has been turning myself into one of those people I used to marvel at - one of those people that craves exercise, one that does not feel quite right unless I get it.

    That makes up for a few of the eating irregularities of the weekend. I too look forward to the work week where the routine of packing food and sticking with the choices I make in advance helps me stay on track.

    I figure I will gain some more mastery over the weekend issues with time. That is the way it has happened with every other positive gain I have made. Little changes, small steps...repeated. It all adds up.

    1761 days ago
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