Good morning all! Today is that day. You know the one - when we review our progress from the past week and let the blogosphere hold us accountable!
First to get the weight portion out of the way.
Goal for challenge: 125
Starting weight: 129.6
Last week: 130.4
This week: 129.6
So basically I'm just treading water. That not quite a pound from last week was just bloat from Aunt Flo's visit and now she's gone and packed up her extra pound too.
I knew before I got on the scales this morning that I wasn't doing well enough and am formulating a game plan that will getting me heading for success. With the help of the famous Weight Loss Mafia queen April of course.
Which leads me to the exercise/training portion of my check in. I'm not training at the intensity that I use to train. Last time around I was a stickler for getting all my workouts in. I never scrimped or cut my time short. And I certainly never skipped workouts entirely.
This past week I only got 4 workouts in. 4. That's quite pathetic for the girl who consistently had double that amount of workouts. Sometimes even 10 a week!
My thoughts on the weight loss issues is that I'm not active enough for the amount of calories I'm burning. I'm hoping that with April's help I can find that magic calorie number if I weren't active, then on those days that I exercise I can add back the calories burned. I'm also hopeful the promise of additional calories will encourage me to get moving on those days where I just want to go home and curl up with a good book.
Speaking of which my mental portion of the check in is going...so so. Thursday I was feeling pretty good about it. I was tired and decided to give myself the day off. A step forward right? Listening to my body and giving it a break.
Then Friday, Saturday, and Sunday all passed and I didn't get workouts in those days either. Saturday night I freaked. I'm talking downward spiral. Those who were around on twitter unfortunately witnessed part of it. Thankfully sobbing for no good reason doesn't translate through tweets, but I think they could hear the hurt in my words.
If for no other reason, mentally I can not take more than a day or so off exercise. I need that to help keep me sane. Really and truly.
So how'd you do this week? Hopefully all is well on all your fronts. Head over to the Sisterhood and tell us all about it!