I apologize for being a few days late with my weight loss check in! Ri broke out in hives early Friday morning and hasn’t been well since. I think it’s milk.
The past two weeks have been meh. Actually, just the last week. My birthday was on the 11th and I lost control and ate more cake than anyone should in a weekend.
Let me break down what’s been going on so far.
Journey So Far
My overall journey began in November of 2015. I had just turned 30 and was seven months postpartum. I joined Weight Watchers and had some success. In January of 2016 I discovered Whole30 and it really transformed the way I eat. I love Whole30! It was helpful that I had been trying to eat well immediately before. I loved finding new recipes and trying new foods.
Exercise has been slow going the entire time. I can get my food on track, but for some reason I can’t seem to find the time in my head or in life to get a workout in. I’ve started to space out exercising throughout the day at work which has been really helpful.
I do take my lunch walks, but I really haven’t been focusing on fitness. Overall I have lost thirty-four pounds just by eating better and moving more.
Have I made changes? Yes. Can I do better? Absolutely.
Here are the things I want to discuss:
- Goals for the next week
I continue to workout. I dropped the ball on Couch to 5k, but I just started it back up and didn’t miss a beat.
Also, I’ve been continuing to do my weekly exercises with my fitness group. So fitness is going well.
I seriously didn’t give Whole30 a fighting chance this time. At all. I’m not upset at it, but I’m not happy either.
I haven’t avoided sugar completely.
What’s a vegetable?
I will try again after Thanksgiving to at least do it until Christmas Eve.
I mentioned earlier I had jumped off the Couch to 5k wagon, but I did quickly recover. I wish I didn’t stop it. I started back at week one, which is fine, but I could be so much further along.
Zero pounds lost.
I only have myself to blame. You can’t eat half a cake, stop doing your cardio, and expect to drop weight.
From my weight loss check in on 11/4:
- Plan all of my meals – FAIL
- Continue to do C25k – RESTARTED
- Complete all reps in the fitness challenge – DONE!
- AVOID SUGAR – FAIL
- Take before and after photos – DONE!
I have my before photos, which was a goal I set two weeks ago. I will update photos in a month with progress at my next weight loss check in! This will really get me to stay on track at my weight loss check in. I need more accountability!
In Two Weeks: Goals For My Weight Loss Check In
- STICK TO COUCH TO 5K
- Complete all reps in the fitness challenge
- AVOID SUGAR (except on Thanksgiving)
Now that I’ve written this, I feel a little disheartened by my lack of progress in the last two weeks. It’s no reason to give up and just proof that I need to work at it. I will keep working and I promise next my weight loss check in will be nothing but positive.
The weight isn’t going to lose itself.
If you’re a mom struggling to lose the weight or looking to begin a fitness and health journey yourself, there’s no better time than now.
What are your fitness and weight loss goals for the week?