Let's start this post off with a quote:
"Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."
Wow isn't that the truth....I have made quite a few mistakes on this adventure of mine, but I haven't giving up. It's been 6 months and I'm down almost 50lbs and I FEEL AMAZING!!!!
Ok so on to this week....where to begin?
Let's start off with my weight.....obviously. This week I just made a contribution with a 0.8lbs loss. Thought this was a little weird cause I busted my ass and worked out 5 days this week, plus I ate CLEAN. No cheats at all. HMMMM?????.....Well a loss is a loss and I will take it. I am officially at 236.8 lbs with a total loss of 46.2 lbs.
I also started the Couch to 5K program this week. I am pleased to announce that I have completed Week 1, days 1-3. This consisted mostly of a 5 minute warm up, then intervals of walking for 90 seconds, then running for 60 seconds for 20+ minutes, then a 5 minute cool down. It is designed this way to help you build up your stamina. It was tough, for me anyways, but I pushed myself and am glad I did. My calves hurt like a bitch though.
This couch to 5k training was made possible all thanks to my GLORIOUS FATHER who bestowed upon me a really nice/expensive treadmill that has found a home in my family room. Since the heat of the summer has been ridiculous I haven't wanted to go for my walks/jogs till really late in the evening. Needless to say heading out in the dark with my headphones on not paying attention isn't the best scenario for a HOT LOOKING MAMA like myself. I now can get up in the morning and head down the stairs and run for my life.....so to speak.
|That's me in all my sweaty glory......|
The C25K requires a days rest in between runs so I have been doing random workouts to make sure I am getting some activity in every day. I recently started Zumba. Now I know that this is been out for sometime but the classes never coincided with my work schedule.....HELLO YouTube.....my husband is very knowledgable in technology and we have the flat screen hooked up to the computer so I can send the video feeds and do the workouts right at home.....talk about convenient and saving money too!!!
In the "Back to Basics" Challenge I am still holding the #1 spot by over 2% fat loss. I'm gonna need to kick my fat loss in gear though as this 0.8 lbs loss isn't going to help me stay #1, and personally I like being on top.....hahahaha.....perv.
Maybe I can put my cooking skills to use for healthy meals to aid in my weight loss. I got a gift from my Mother-In-Law (shocking I know, but our relationship is growing by leaps & bounds lately) of some new pots & pans. The ones that I had from my wedding (10 years ago) were shit and falling apart. They were the non-stick kind and the material was actually coming off of them. The new ones I received blow the other ones out of the water and they cost as much as a small child.....lol. They are the professional series stainless steel & copper Jamie Oliver set by T-Fal and boy are they sexy.
|I could use these suckers as weapons they are so heavy.....|
That's it for this week peeps....I hope you all have a great weekend. My vacation is ending (boooooo) and I start back to work on monday (that is a mental monday post in itself.)
This weeks focuses will be on:
- Water intake
- Working out 5 days
- Week 2 of C25K
- No eating after 8pm