Today's weight is not great, but I weighed myself at a bad time today. I had already had breakfast and just had lunch. I also didn't get a full workout today as I had my wellness appointment. But here it is anyway...
Starting Weight : 169
Last Week's Weight : 164
Current Weight : 164
Realistic Goal : 145
Ideal Goal : 125
1. Reiterate my Goal and where I stand in Reference to this Goal.
My goal is to regain my healthy lifestyle. It's not so much about the weight as it is about how I feel. But the weight is the best indicator I have currently. My #1 goal before my next transfer is to complete a Try a Tri by September.
2. Discuss what I am doing to Achieve these Goals.
I'm running a minimum of 3x per week. And I'm trying to increase my pace when I run at least every week. My goal is to run 3 miles in under 30 minutes. I'm pushing every week to try to get to this goal.
I had my wellness appointment today, where my instructor mapped out a workout routine for me to do. I will be pushing myself to do a lot more weights now.
I've made a second wellness appointment for next week to discuss how this first week has gone and hopefully incorporate more exercises. Thus allowing me to rotate a routine so my body doesn't get stagnant.
Trying to eat healthier and at home more...Massive fail on that front so far. I would love to say I'm doing the best I can but that is not true. I could be doing so much better. The fact of the matter is I'm an emotional eater. And when I'm down about something I turn to my comfort food.
Friday - Ran (3 miles)
Monday - Running Class (5 minute running 5x with 1 minute walking in between)
Tuesday - Ran (2.8 miles)
Wednesday - Ran (2.8 miles) - and wellness appointment
Activities and Goals for this Week
- Stick to my new routine (as per my coach)
- Run 3x this week (3 miles each)
- StairMaster 3x this week (1/2 hour each time)
- Have home cooking at least 5 nights this week
3. Post a reasonably healthy recipe, a cooking tip, a new idea for working out, a photo update on my weight loss, or anything else I'd like to share.
Doing cardio is great but it is not going to help you lose the weight as fast as you like....(I know diet is the most important but...) Incorporate some weight training into your routine if possible. Do not worry about bulking up, we do not have the same hormones as men, so that will not happen. Cardio only burns calories while you are doing it, but weight workouts keep burning calories even after you are done. When your muscles hurt the next day they are still burning calories. (Thank you Mildred (wellness coach) for that tip!)
Keep at it ladies. We can be back in our bathing suits by summer if we keep going! Always reading and cheering you on!
(Tomorrow is Lola's first day at daycare. We are doing a trial morning to see how it goes and to introduce her into it. I plan on hiding at the gym for most of the morning.... I'm sure I will have a post coming in a couple of days about it. God please grant me strength to trust in someone else to look after my baby!)