Sunday, February 5, 2012

Movement motivates me

Another week gone by and this Sunday finds me in a good mood. Well, it's Saturday night as I write this, and I've just finished an entire bagged salad for dinner (probably shouldn't have, after I ate an entire bag of steamed broccoli for lunch - taking the need to up my greens a wee bit too far, I suppose).

We went out to breakfast this morning and I didn't rely on my phone - which was a good thing. If you haven't read my questions and frustrations with relying 100% on an app to choose my foods, well, check it out here in my Wednesday post.

I love posting these recaps on Sundays. I just wish I could come up with a catchy title or something. Weekly weigh-ins just doesn't work, as it's way more than that. Way more than the weight. Hmmn, maybe I'm onto something there? Fitspiration. Motivation. Inspiration. All of the above? Eh. I'll stick with trying to come up with something each week and see what happens.

As always, I've included some fantabulous Pinterest images for sharing. I like this next one a lot, even though I don't really *Tumble* - but you can replace that with pretty much ANYthing on the web and it would be relevant, don't you think?

So I weighed in today (Saturday) instead of tomorrow, and I'm down 2 lbs! Hooray! I know I shouldn't rely on the scale to show me that I've made positive changes, but it still feels good to hear it. See it. Be told it - in so many words. That brings me to a total of 6 lbs lost, and I'm pretty proud of that. I hope to hit 10 before the challenge I'm participating in is up. By no means am I doing this to win a challenge - by the way - but it's cool to have a group of women doing the same thing and aiming to reach new lows (on the scale) and new highs (working out, healthy eating, staying motivated and focused) together.

This week's workouts consisted of today's C25K WEEK TWO!!! Woo hoo! I couldn't believe it, but I survived. It was the first time I tried, and although I've been C25K-ing for a while now, I was not sure I'd be able to handle moving past week one, but I did. So a big yay for me.

Also, my LoseIt app told me I get an exercise hound award for working out 3x/week or more the last 3-4 weeks. That motivated me more than seeing the numbers move on the scale, to be honest. I was like - yes - I MUST workout again after that!

Yesterday I got a new Leslie Sansone DVD and tried out the Walk and Kick workout. Little did I realize it was a kickboxing type of thing. Those kinds of movements when you "walk," and whew, it was rough. Turned out to be a good half hour of sweating. I liked it. There are three other workouts on the DVD, and I had some discounts and coupons, so I only spent $4.95 for it. Well worth it, I'd say.

On Thursday I did the 2 mile WATP workout, AND walked with a friend for just under an hour. That was rough on my feet the next morning, but it felt really good. I did the 2 mile on Tuesday, too, and took Wednesday off. I also skipped Monday, and did the C25K (week 1) at the gym last Sunday. So I'm feeling pretty positive that I'm in this workout mode for real. And it makes me happy!

Anyway, that's all for today. I am going to go indulge in a truckload of water as my body really needs it. Hope you've all had a great weekend, and GO BIG BLUE!!!


  1. Great job this week, you!

    And I love the inspiring quotes!

  2. Good for you! I totally understand the weight struggle. At least you are doing something about it. I had dips made of white stuff (delicious, but white stuff can never be good for you) and half a pan of brownies today. ;-)

  3. Great job. It is so gratifying to see a loss on the scale.

  4. I'm so pleased for you! Look at you go!

    And Yes, Go Big Blue! (I maybe took a half day so The Boy could watch the whole thing and I wouldn't have cranky overtired kids all week- priorities!)

  5. I am so lacking in motivation lately. I need somebody to come kick my butt and make me step away from Pinterest.

    Thanks for visiting me and I just realized that we don't live too far away from each other. Don't worry, I won't stalk you though. I'm too involved with Pinterest....


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