Monday, July 25, 2011

Bye-Bye Baby Weight - Week 4

So...4 weeks in of joining Tami over at "Little Moments Like This" for this wonderful link-up and all I can say is after setting monthly goals, joining the gym, signing up for health incentives at work....none of those - not even all of them put together have helped hold me as accountable as this weekly link-up and weigh in.  I suppose public opinion means more to me than I've ever been willing to acknowledge...ha!  SO, here's how the week went...
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This Week’s Loss/Gain: -2.2 lbs.
Total Weight Lost: 26 lbs
Weight to Go: 24 lbs

Food:  This week was good...not stellar but I stayed pretty true to my meal plan.  I was unsuccessful at adding in breakfast every morning so I really need to continue to work on that - adding that as a goal.  I picked up some more oatmeal and bought some grits in hopes that by stowing it away in my desk drawer and adding a reminder to my calendar I can make sure to incorporate this into my daily routine.   

Fitness: Here is the day-by-day breakdown.  The running this week seemed MUCH easier...I'm no longer getting that itchy sensation in my legs as I do when I start getting back into running so that makes the work-outs much better.  The 30 minutes seems to fly by which always makes things easier too.

Week 3:

Monday - 
Day 1 of Week 2 of Couch to 5k

Tuesday - nothing
Wednesday - Day 2 of Week 2 of Couch to 5k
Thursday - nothing
Friday - nothing
Saturday - nothing
Sunday - Day 3 of Week 2 of Couch to 5k - Week 2 completed + circuit training at the gym

Last Week’s Goals:
Work out 3 times this week
Only have dessert twice this week
Drink more water and no soda

This Week’s Goals-

- Work out three times this week - I was able to complete Week 2 of Couch to 5k this past week so guess what....finishing week 3 would make sense for this week!!  I'd also like to incorporate some circuit training type exercises into my regiment this week so that I can start trying to firm up some of those areas that got a little "loose" during my pregnancy.  So...I'm starting off small with 25 sit-ups 3 days per week.
 
- Complete 25 sit-ups three days this week - My stomach is certainly one of my areas that needs some work...so I've added this goal and hope to ramp up that number each week!

- Eat breakfast EVERY morning!

- Only have dessert twice this week - This past week this certainly seemed easier than the prior week I'm hoping that after another week I can lessen this number to 1.  While taking advantage of some free personal training sessions at the gym I joined the PT encouraged me to not count calories one day a week so I could "shock" my metabolism.  This made sense to me so I'm adhering to the advice and hoping to knock it back to 1 day a week to make sure I don't miss out on the "shock" factor;)
- Drink more water and no soda! - I still crave soda...especially on the weekends but I know that consuming the right amount of water is key to weight loss and a healthier me - side note: I've always been AWFUL about drinking water - I just never get thirsty.  At some point I'd like to add a soda or two back to what I enjoy but I know if I do it too soon the soda will replace the water I should be drinking so I'm staying away for now!!

All in all...I'm pleased that I dropped the two pounds last week that I had put on the week before but was really hoping that number would have been a little higher.  I seem to really be hovering around the 170 mark and I don't.like.it.one.bit.  So, I'm going to try and eat less when eating my meals and avoid snacking on chips and salsa (a favorite of mine when I get home from work!).

5 comments:

Cheryl E. said...

That is awesome! 2.2LBS! Keep it up girl!! :)

Traci said...

Way to go, 2 pounds is great! Did you see my post...ugh. I worked out like a crazy woman and I only lost .5 Maybe next week it will be like 3, right? Gotta stay positive!

Natalie said...

Hey 2 lbs in a week is good! Keep up the good work friend!

Joeylee said...

that's awesome! keep up the good work

Amy said...

I need some seriously accountability too with losing the baby weight. I'm going to link up with you guys from now on!