I did great working out this past week and worked in at least 2 x’s running (once bright eyed and bushy tailed on a Saturday morning!) and even played some competitive volleyball, as well. But it was also Super Bowl weekend and we made tons of goodie treats and I really haven’t worked out since gorging myself on Sunday night. So when I had my weekly weigh-in yesterday for my work’s Ultimate Loser competition, I wasn’t surprised to find that I had gained 2 lbs since last week. I’m even more disappointed because one of my team members lost 2.4 lbs this week and I feel like I let the team down. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.
I think the biggest thing to take away from this week as that there are always going to be temptations in life and we have to navigate through them. It’s not ok to deprive yourself certain foods because in the end you’ll be miserable and it’ll make you binge the next time you have the chance. I made sure I ate right all day yesterday (and today) and also incorporated a 47 minute run at the end of my day. I’m now done with the first two weeks of the Couch to 5K program and will boost up to 1 minute and 30 second run and 3 minute and 30 second walk intervals. Eek! I’m still dreading that 72 minute run that comes the first day in week 6 … but at least I have 3 weeks to prep!
Gotta pick myself back up and hope for a better weight loss week next week!
This week’s challenge:
- Hit the gym at least 3x’s this week
- Add some weights at least 2x’s
- Try a new at-home workout
Week 2 of my company’s Ultimate Loser contest wasn’t my best week yet and probably won’t be. I had a few work-related travel trips, so it was a chance to see how I would do balancing airport food when planning my daily meals. I didn’t have the chance or the energy to work out as much this week and really only went running on Monday for 45 minutes. So there’s definitely some work to be done in that area.
But I was pleased to see that I did lose SOME weight. 1 pound baby!! I’m now down from 210.60 to 207.02 in two weeks. Not much, but still great and I’m super excited that I lost SOMETHING! I weigh-in on Tuesdays, so look for weekly updates over the next 10 weeks!
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If you follow me on Twitter @shlee83, you know that I spent some time at the hair salon finally pampering my locks over last weekend. It was definitely needed, I have been surviving on snips from Hair Cuttery as I try to grow my hair out a bit before my wedding in July. I haven’t had it highlighted for a looooong time. Like I can’t remember the last time, long time. After a bunch of complaining, JP surprised me with a gift certificate to Mario Tricoci salon and spa. I don’t think that you need to drop hundreds of bucks to have your hair done all the time. But you can COMPLETELY tell the difference when you get your hair done at a high-end salon versus the Hair Cuttery (not that there’s anything bad with the HC). And I was THRILLED to have my hair done without having to worry about the price.
I started with all over highlights in as blonde as they would let me go. I naturally have strawberry blonde hair which has grown more red over the years. I can’t stand it. I love it when my hair is bright and light! After the highlighting session, I was handed over to a hair stylist who went to town trimming my hair, giving me long bangs and even showing me how to put beachy curls in my hair. After wards I just felt so great and was in love with my new hair do! After time, I’m hoping to get the hang of how she styled my hair, but just enjoyed a day out looking fabulous!
My work is hosting an Ultimate Loser contest where you pair up in teams of 3-5 and weigh-in weekly (on Tuesdays) to measure the weight you lost. I joined up with a woman I know from the employee business group I am in and three of her friends. I’m actually really enjoying this competition because I’ve been tracking my food (on a 1400 calorie a day diet) via My Fitness Pal and have been really holding myself accountable tracking the calories that I consume.
My first weigh-in saw me at 210.60 lbs – which is my heaviest weight ever. Being a former high school and college athlete, knowing that it’s hard to move and you feel like crud because of the garbage you eat is devastating. I can’t move like I used to. I breathe heavy when walking up the stairs sometimes – I’m 29 … I should have those problems yet. Plus, this competition is helping me achieve my goals of losing weight and getting healthier before I turned 20 (May 28th) and my wedding (July 6th).
In addition to keeping track of my calories, I have also been trying to work out more – or at least keep working out in mind. Even if it was walking at a slow pace in a mall for 20 minutes. Get it where you can! I’ve started running again but with the extra weight I’m carrying, it makes it hard on my joints so I need to go slow there. I also broke out the Zumba for Wii that JP’s parents got me for Christmas this year. Even though it’s in your living room, Zumba at home is no joke. And I love it because there are days when I can’t go to the gym (we have a really nice one at our apartment complex) so I can just do it at my own pace, in my own home…even though it makes the dogs nervous and they chase me around aimlessly.
Weigh-in #2 was this morning and I was pleased to find that I had lost 2.4 lbs and am down to 208.20. Not a massive, but it’s progress. I’m thinking of adding some strength training and yoga to my cardio for this week. Any suggestions on some good workouts?