Weight Loss Check In (September 23)

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It’s that magical time….my weight loss check in!

I actually haven’t written in two weeks because last Wednesday I injured myself.  I went to the doctor last Friday and was diagnosed with tendinitis in my Achilles.

I wasn’t doing anything fun when the injury occurred.  Just plain ol’ walking.  I couldn’t really walk and was worried I either tore the Achilles or it was going to tear.

The doctor calmed my fears with a few simple tests, said I’d start to feel 100% in two weeks and I hobbled off.  He gave me some Achilles stretches to start doing when I feel better.  I’ll begin them today.  I’m only a week out from my two week prognosis, but I feel confident that I won’t overdo it with the stretches.

Since I haven’t been able to do much in the exercise department, this will be fairly short.

Weight Loss So Far

-30Lbs

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 pounds just by eating better and moving more.

Have I made changes? Yes. Can I do better? Absolutely.

I really want to make this a weekly Check-In to discuss all kinds of progress and things related to my weight loss journey.

Here are the things I want to discuss:

  1. Wins
  2. Losses
  3. Progress
  4. Goals for the next week

Wins

I really kept an eye on what I was eating.  I haven’t completely eliminated sugar again, but I did start taking it out of my coffee, so that’s a win!

I started a squatting challenge with my moms group.  I really enjoy squats.  You’re able to sneak them in throughout the day.  You can read more about sneaking in exercise here.

Losses

We wrapped up another fitness challenge but I unfortunately couldn’t keep up in the last week.  I am really bummed, but feel confident that resting my ankle will be beneficial later on.

I haven’t been able to do my lunch walks which is really unfortunate.  It’s more important that I heal properly so I don’t have a nagging Achilles injury.

I unfortunately had to stop Couch to 5k to heal my ankle.  I will look to start it back up sometime in October!


Free Pass

Progress

Unfortunately with an injury, the scale isn’t budging.

The good news is this won’t change my end goals.  I will keep on once I am able.  I am just stuck right now nursing the injury.

I am confident after the two weeks I can begin my regular workout routine and continue losing this weight.

Goals For Next Week

I will continue to work on my Achilles stretching. I am going to add in two days of walking next week and start building on getting back into Couch to 5k.

I really want to knock out white bread and either switch to whole grains or eliminate it all together and do a Whole30.  I might take the weekend to think about this.

It’s focus time, baby!

Do you have any fitness goals for the week?

Ashley

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