Initial Starting Weight = 227
January Starting Weight = 217
Last Week, March 20 = 194.5
Today, March 27 = 194
Just a half a pound loss this week. But again, I'm not sad or disappointed that it's "only half a pound," because I plan on never seeing those five ounces again. I've said sayonara (thanks for the red squiggly line on that one!) to them, and they're gone for good. And I'm slowly still getting closer and closer to my lowest recent weight of 192 (August 2011), and I'm sure I'll be passing that in no time.
My workouts this last week were pretty awesome, and I was proud of myself for keeping up with my routine. Also, I set a goal for myself last Wednesday to burn 3,000 between then and now, so let's see if I did! (Because I haven't even figured it out on my own yet before I'm just gonna list this all out...)
Wednesday: 2-mile run at the track and circuit stuff at home (505 calories)
Thursday: 1-mile run and 60 minutes of Zumba (715 calories)
Friday: 2-mile run around FSU campus (340 calories)
Saturday: 1.54-mile run with my dad around the track (206 calories)
Sunday: rest day
Monday: 2.7-mile walk during my lunch break with my aunt (338 calories)
Tuesday: 1-mile run and 60 minutes of Zumba (755 calories)
That's a total of 2,859 calories burned for the past week. Sadly, I didn't reach my goal of 3,000, but I was only off by 141, so I'd say that's pretty dang close! I'm not going to set that goal again for myself this week though, because I already know I won't be able to run or workout on Friday and probably Saturday, because Jeff and I are traveling to pick his boys for them to spend their spring break down here with us! So that's super exciting, but it limits workout time. But that's just fine :) I'll reset that goal for myself another time. This week's goal is just going to be 2,000.
And for my non-scale victory of the week, I once again beat my fastest mile! This happened last Wednesday on the first mile of my two-mile run, and I was so excited. That's six seconds faster than my previous time of 13:04 from two weeks ago. And I kept on running fast and pushing harder, and I ended up running my fastest two-miles yet as well, at 27:02!!
The problem though is, even though I did pretty great with my workouts, I did not eat so good for a few days... Thursday night I had pasta and bread, Friday night I ate a burger and chips, Saturday night I ate wings, (and my tummy paid for it later...), and Sunday night I ate too much chips and dip. The problem is, food is my weakness people. I can make myself workout and burn all sorts of calories, but it does me no good if I decide to eat buffalo wings with Bleu cheese for dinner on Saturday night. I've been learning that the hard way, and somehow I've got to get that through my head. If I truly want to lose weight, I can't just give in to food temptations nearly as often as I do. I need to learn more self control when it comes to my food choices and eating habits. Who knows what the scale might say by now if I had learned this lesson already?!
I'm not giving up though. I'm still pushing on and working hard, and trying to learn how to do this "healthy" thing the right way. Last Thursday night, I watched "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" for the first time, and it was extremely interesting, and I was completely captivated by the whole thing. It makes me so much more curious about this whole juicing craze! Also last week, I tried a green smoothie for the first time, and it was actually delicious. I'll definitely have that again.
And now I also want to find more documentaries and things to watch and read to learn more. I want to collect as much information as I can about trying to be healthy! For example, I stumbled across this new-to-me blog yesterday, and found a great post she just wrote about the FDA and their "regulations." It was very interesting, and certainly makes me want to learn more.
And since my brain is all kinds of scattered today, we're jumping back to the working out portion of this post, simply because I want to share my daily workout Instagram's. Every single time I workout I take some pictures. Of my shoes, or my watch, or my face, or a cheesy mirror pic. Doesn't matter. I take them every single time. And sure, it's because I want to show off and brag a little, why not? But it's also because it helps motivate myself, and it helps motivate others. And that's an awesome feeling. Going from being a lazy slob most of the time, into someone who is inspiring other girls to run or workout?! That's a crazy feeling for me. I loooove getting comments and emails from others saying that I'm inspiring and motivating them. It's an amazing thing! And like I've said before, that in turn motivates me to work harder. And it's a great cycle of motivation for everyone. And I love it. So, #sorryImnotsorry but I'm going to keep posting these pretty much all the time. Thanks for understanding :)
|Wednesday - 2-mile run and at-home circuit stuff|
|Thursday - 1-mile run and Zumba. And those new Old Navy compression pants make my legs look skinnier :)|
|Friday - 2-mile run|
|Tuesday - 1-mile run and Zumba.|