Yep, this was not the best week for me doing what I need to do. My weight tells me so, my waist tells me so and my whole outlook tells me so. I did 1, yep just 1 day of tracking…stupid I know, I did 3 days of exercise which was great because each time was at least 900 calories used up but what good is used up calories when you don’t watch the rest? I sorta was waiting for Allan and his new food plan but that didn’t happen so I just need to buckle down and get my menus planned and stick to it. I have my period from hell this week and it’s finally coming to an end but the migraine that came with it was terrible, the bloating and weight gain wasn’t anything like it’s been the past three months, and having Mike home all week made for a bit heavier meals then usual but most of this is my fault, it’s not nature, it’s not home, it’s not work, it’s me and I need to get me back on track. I know there are others out there that deal with a life style that is busy beyond belief, I worked 78 hours this week but I’m not the only one that does that and part of those hours are from home so can’t even say I was gone. and they still lose weight. I know a lot of you get up super early to get to the gym and have that did and done for the day and I do that too, most of the time….today not, the alarm went off twice and I just finally shut it off. I’m going to go tonight with my dad but when I take him it’s a slower work out because I’m constantly checking on him, again no complaints I just know it won’t be a 900 calorie workout. I guess it’s really time to just put out a notebook and start writing up weekly goals. Time to look at it each morning and have it planned day to day instead of waking up to a blank page.
So my stats for this week’s weigh in and measurements are horrible but I’m not about to fudge about it so my weight is 180.1 and my waist grew an inch to 40”, mostly bloating from my period but I’m sure not all of that either. I have been reading my book every single night and am loving the humor and information she’s provides for learning to run. I am just getting into the food part of the book so next week will learn a bit about that. I do need new shoes but that’s not in the budget at all so will just keep running with the old ones and one day after Mike is in school and settled then I’ll go to a running store and spend money on me. She has a guide for learning to run a half marathon or a full one and since I’m just wanting to run a 5K I’m just starting out in the beginning of her schedule. It means heading out twice a day for a run, the beginning is a 35 morning run and a 40 minute evening run. I’ve been getting in at least one a day and next week will do two so I can really get going on this. I did get in 10 miles of running this week at 5mph and 5 miles of walking. I have stopped by all of your blogs at least one (at least I hope I did, I tried to leave a comment on everyone’s at least once), I’ve been chatting with Casey and now you want to talk about a busy woman, she’s got that and more. I love having a challenge buddy and once we really get a chance to know each other I think we’ll be great friends and life style change coaches for each other.
So I am going to make goals for next week. I’m going to do it one week at a time instead of one that’s to last the full challenge. It’s not working for me this time so one day at a time, one week at a time.
1. To get a menu plan and tracked by shopping on Sunday.
2. To follow said menu to the “T”!!
3. To track every single morsel that heads to the stomach.
4. To get to the gym 3 times and get a great work out in that burns at least 900 calories. That means at the gym at 5am. Running for 40 minutes and strength training.
5. To walk and hopefully run 30 minutes 3x a week after daycare. It is dark then but even if I just take a walk and get in an extra 2 miles would be awesome.
6. For this week to lose the extra pounds I put back on and get back to the 175 I was so happy to have seen.
7. To get back under a 40” waist. My pants are telling me that I’ve grown this week.
All doable goals, things I’ve been doing except not greatly like I was. I think because I changed my mindset a little bit, not totally focused on my weight just running, has made a difference so I just need to get back into doing the diet and running and get someplace I want to be.
I want to thank every one for their help with my question this week and then also for Angela for a great post all about eating and exercise. That was awesome from all of you. I’m working on finding the right combination for me.
So that my friends is my 1st update in the E2E challenge and for me there’s only one way to go and that’s up cuz I’m at the bottom right now but I know that I can do this, I’ve done it. Just gotta plan a lot better and then follow it.
Take care my friends and I wish you the very best on this wonderful E2E Challenge that Mir and Angela are hosting for us. I promise to do better. I promise to get back to where you’re proud of what I’ve done, what I’m doing and where I’m headed. This is a learning challenge and that’s what I’m learning but this weeks report card says I have some great improvements needed.
Blessings my friends.