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
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:
- Goals for the next week
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.
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!
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?