Fitness Friday: Being Accountable {Week 7}

This is one blog post that I really don’t want to write – so I’m going to try and keep this short.  I, honestly, could have skipped this one today, but the whole point of me starting Fitness Friday was to be accountable, so I’m just gonna have to ‘fess up on last week.

I did absolutely nothing fitness related.

There.  I said it.

Last week my fitness buddy (my daughter) was sick and unable to go to the gym.  Could I have gone without her?  Sure.  But I love our bonding time together at the gym and it just didn’t feel right to go on my own.  So I didn’t.  Instead I sat at home, or went out for Mexican food (and had flan), and met with my girlfriends twice where I indulged in some alcohol and a variety of sweets.

Motivation Week 7

Not the best week.

So, as much as I don’t want to post this, here are my stats for the week:

Starting weight:  171.5
Month 1 Weight:  165.8
Week 5 Weight:  166.9
Week 6 Weight:  166.7
Week 7 Weight:  168.0
Total lost so far:  3.5 pounds

So looks like I’m almost back to square one.  But the huge lesson I can take from this is: It only takes a short period of time to undo all the hard work you’ve done.  If you fall off the wagon, get back on track ASAP!  I’m headed to the gym today!!!


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