I’m so glad I started weighing in on saturdays cuz I really think it’s made a difference!
This week has been pretty great in terms of workouts for me! I ran a frosty 3 miles Saturday, and another frosty 3.6 Tuesday. Then Wednesday, I had a cancellation and went to the gym. I tried something new – I did a warmup 20 minute run on the treadmill and then I switched off lifting for 5 mins and climbing the stair stepper for 5 minutes. I only did two sets of intervals, but also did an extra round of lifting on the 30 minute machines.
I really thought I’d be sore today but I’m not as much as I would have liked. Aaaaand so I went back to the gym again. I did 4 miles on the treadmill and then one round in the 30 minute machines. I can already tell my upper body is sore from yesterday (it always is worse the 2nd day) so tomorrow will be a perfect rest day.
Anyways, it adds up to about 12 miles this week, which is awesome! I feel good about my food choices and also am happy about my workouts.
I had a non scale victory today as well — I tried on Jared’s Columbia zip up because it’s freezing and it fits AND looks good. I’m definitely using it as often as I want since he has so many coats.
I follow From Fat To Finish Line private group on Facebook and saw someone had posted about a good discount on oldnavy.com, so I ordered several things at half off, all of which are size 16 or size Large. I haven’t been able to fit in things that size in like 7 years. Ahhhhhhh!!!!
I was very very surprised for my weigh in this week because I (mistakingly) weighed myself every day and didn’t see the scale move – up or down. And then poof, Saturday morning:
I stuck to my calories every day and got three solid days of running in to find a 2.2 pound loss. And I’m in the teens! I guess the Saturday weigh in worked this week. I shall continue that and see if I really am past the plateau or if this is a fluke.
One other thing I decided to switch is to start drinking light beer again. I don’t think it will make a big change because I don’t drink a ton, but if I have 6 beers, it’s 300 more calories than if I were drinking light beer. That’s not a huge number but I think it will make a small difference in the long run. We shall see.
I am still thinking about adding in some kind of strength training or weight lifting something but I don’t really know where to start or how to fit it in. Plus I don’t really enjoy it so it’s hard to feel motivated to do it. One of my friends stopped by last night and talked about doing the stairs at the gym, so maybe I’ll try that and see how I like it.
I feel I am plateauing despite continuous loss so I’m trying to be proactive.
I lost less than a pound this weeek despite running 13 miles and I think it’s because of my poor eating Friday-Sunday.
So I’m going to start weighing in on Saturday’s so I don’t go overboard on Fridays. This will keep me from having high calorie days 3 days per week. I can’t just eat healthy half the time, it doesn’t give me the results that I want. I’m not really eating crappy the other days; I’ve been running more and allowing myself to eat more, but I need to cut back still.
Weekends are hard because I’m much less busy and less structure always makes me munch more. Yesterday I did well, just like on Friday, so I’m going to cut myself some slack today since we’re going out with a bunch of extended family tonight, but I definitely don’t want to eat a ton and not work out. So, I’ll be getting a run in beforehand and then enjoy myself! This will be my one high calorie day this week.