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It’s that magical time!
I use this weekly check-in to update you on how I am doing in my weight loss journey.
I am finding that I am updating every two weeks at this point. It seems like this is working for me so I will probably keep with that for now.
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-two 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
DOWN TWO POUNDS.
Can you join me in cheering?
Boy, that scale didn’t budge for awhile. It was my own fault. But it finally moved and moved in the right direction. I felt a bit of relief.
I started in another fitness challenge with my moms group on Facebook. I’m team leader of a team so I feel it’s important that I give it my best. It’s so much fun and motivating to be in a group challenge.
The fitness challenges are four weeks long and group challenges which is great for motivation. In this challenge, I’m with four other women and we’re earning points by counting our fitness minutes, miles, and tracking reps on fitness moves chosen by the Challenge’s leader. I have fun doing these challenges and get really motivated to do better every day.
My ankle is feeling great. I have been doing my Achilles stretches daily and I think that’s been really helpful in being able to keep up. I’m currently only walking, but I joined our gym at work and will start going there during lunch when it’s too cold out for a walk.
Food hasn’t been the best. Why do I love cookies so much? I’ve eliminated sugar from my morning coffee, but I haven’t eliminated bad snacks from my work day. I need to work better on this. Yes, I still lost weight since my last check-in, but I don’t want to eat so much crap.
With my ankle feeling much better thanks to time and my stretches, I am ready to finally begin Couch to 5k.
You’ve been waiting, haven’t you?
With joining the gym at work, I will try to sneak in at least two Couch to 5k days at work as well as one weekend day.
As mentioned before, I also lost two pounds since my last check-in. I’m so thrilled the scale finally moved.
Goals For The Next Two Weeks
Get better with food. I need to go back to planning every little morsel that passes my lips. That’s really what works for me, so I need to start meal planning.
Keep on working out! I’ve been hovering at a little more than five miles in a day, and I want to push myself to get that to six miles.
What are your fitness and weight loss goals for the week?