Sunday, January 22, 2012

Another week, another update!


So, here I am again. Sitting here on a Sunday, waiting for my team to play and watching (OK, listening) to football and sssh, munching on Doritos. But it's OK. I'm allowed.

This week was a good one and a not so good one in various ways.


I noticed I slacked in eating my greens. I came to realize this when I found three avocados hiding under four sweet potatoes. None of which had been eaten. And it was mid-week.
This isn't to say I had a complete pause in greenery, but I was definitely falling behind. Ask the celery hiding in my crisper drawer.

I also am on a mission to create a green smoothie for myself. I'm not sure I'll get there, I have a few ideas and I shouted out for some assistance on twitter and hopefully have some tips that will work for me. Maybe this week will be the week I give it a try? When you look at them they're a little scary, but everyone who tries them say they're fantastic. So I'll see ...


Anyway, last Sunday I hit the gym and I did about 20 minutes on the elliptical and the bike (combined). It wasn't an intense workout, but it counted for something. Monday I did the C25K workout again. Outside. By MYSELF. Again! Yay, me!


On Tuesday afternoon the kiddo and I did a 25 minute walk/*jog* together. It was nice to be outside and fun to take her on a little run with me. Where she ran more than I did, I'll admit. But we were together, so that was cute. Wednesday had me doing C25K again. I stuck with the breakdown of Week 1 - 90 seconds of walking and 60 seconds of running (yes, I'll admit it's more of a jog - but still ...). I think I might be ready for the week 2, but for now I'm okay with taking it slow.


I worked out on Friday, but I took Thursday and yesterday off. I didn't mean to take yesterday off, but it was raining all day and although I kind of felt like hitting the pavement, I also was so tired I dozed while the Direct TV guy was setting up our stuff. Good thing I woke up before he came back upstairs!


Today I hit the gym and did the C25K workout ON the treadmill. I actually stuck with Week 1's breakdown again but did extend the running part to 90 seconds a few times. Just to try it.


And I weighed in this AM and am 2.8 lbs down. That's a total of 4 lbs when I add last week's 1.2. Nothing drastic, but my slow and steady wins the race mentality might just be working. Remember how my non-resolutional goal of 12 lbs this year before I turn 40 seemed a bit simplistic? Well, who cares? I'm 1/3 the way there.

I still take the time to remind myself that losing weight is for my health and strength, and at the same time I always want to remind myself of what is MOST important:

I bought myself some small, circular resistance bands at Target today to use to help stretch my feet out a bit. We'll see if I can use them enough to make a difference.

And for this week's final motivational and inspirational Pinterest saying, here we go:

9 comments:

Amber said...

Congrats!!!!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Slow and steady definitely wins the race. This is AWESOME!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Congrats. Way to go this week!

Galit Breen said...

Goof for you, friend! And I love those signs and sayings!

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Hey, progress is progress - I think we need to stop striving for perfection and go with babysteps. At least that is what I keep telling myself, but somehow it doesn't stop me from being neurotic.

You are doing fab, and I am feeling so inspired by this post!
xoxoxoxo

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

YAY! for you! Baby steps!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That's great! Try kiwis or green apples in your green smoothies to add some natural sweetness :-)

StarTraci said...

Hey girl! Way too long since I last visited. I have had some health problems and was not venturing out much. I love that you are taking care of yourself. It sounds like you are embracing being healthy rather than worrying about looking at the scale.

Happy New Year (belated)!
:-)
Traci

Sammie Love said...

Keep it up! You are off to a great start and I am chugging along right behind you. Here's to 2012!

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