A slight change in the title for this series, because I’m really not looking for a new me. I like the me that I am. What I’m going for is a better me.
You can always tell when I’ve had a bad week – I put off blogging as long as possible. But this… this is all about accountability. I said I would continue to blog during this whole process. I didn’t set out expecting this to be some quick three or four months of ‘doing it’. I knew there would be some hard times. This blog is not only a way for me to record my journey, but also a way for me to be accountable.
After seeing I hadn’t lost any weight last week, my thinking just wasn’t very positive and I sulked a little. I went to the gym twice this past week and that was it. I pigged out yesterday on Italian sausage. I didn’t even log in my food a couple of days. This past week is/was a complete flop…a bust…a minor setback. I had to really think about the week and find some positives. I found some. I did come close to meeting my calorie-burn goal for the week and although I only went to the gym a couple of times this week, I found other ways to burn some calories like bowling and lots of shopping. I went over my caloric (and my fat) intake for the week only once, and really I give myself a “free” (a trainer once told me that this was a good way to trick my body into thinking that everything was okay and there weren’t any drastic changes in my diet) day anyway.
I have been so focused on the fact that I hadn’t lost any weight, that I didn’t see the overall picture. It’s the end of week five, and I’ve lost five pounds. That’s nothing to scoff at. I know that. Still, it was a setback and I don’t like knowing I really didn’t try last week.
I didn’t meet my calorie-burn goal of 1550 this week. I only burned 1450 this week. Eh.
I didn’t meet my goal of 40 minutes on the elliptical. But I’m headed to the gym in a minute and plan to give it a try. 🙂 Jacob will be starting school soon (Aug. 6th). Once he starts school, I’m going to start hitting the gym in the morning, after the bus picks him up. I also want to start circuit training again, once school starts. I may play around with some of the machines this week and next, to familiarize myself with them again.
My favorite food this week: Nature Valley’s Granola Thins, Peanut Butter. They’re new and also come in dark chocolate. I haven’t tried the dark chocolate yet. I’ll be sure to pick up a box this weekend. These are really yummy. What’s your favorite or go-to snack?
This Weeks Goals
– Continue to take supplements
– Increase time spent on the elliptical or cross trainer from 30 to 40 minutes
– Take measurements and record them all
– Familiarize myself with the machines again
No weight change from last week. Overall – a total of 5lbs. lost. That’s it for week five. I’m moving forward. Thanks for keeping up with me.
Image credit: Pink Sherbet Photography