Ugh…after such great momentum in weeks 1 and 2, I’m sad to say that week three’s cravings got the best of me. I found myself unmotivated, bored, and hungry, and it shows in my Fitness Friday: Week 3 results. Normally, right about now is when I would throw in the towel and forget the whole exercise and healthy eating thing. I get discouraged easily and – after just one week of negative results – I’d quit. I’m such a lazy quitter.
Not this time though. The gain this week is only motivating me more to continue my workouts and to get back on track with eating well. I’ve put in the work before, and I know this method works. Eating less/eating better + moving more = weight loss. Unfortunately I lost sight of that this week and decided that it was ok to indulge – multiple times. Of course a treat day is totally ok sometimes, but probably not multiple times in a week. Here are my stats for this week:
Starting weight: 171.5
Week 1 Weight: 168.0
Week 2 Weight: 166.7
Week 3 Weight: 168.2
Total lost so far: 3.3 pounds
What I did: Well, the week started out with my daughter’s 15th birthday. We had a small get-together at the house and ordered chicken wings from Buffalo Wild Wings (her favorite) and pizza. Unfortunately, I had both plus soda and chocolate cake from Portillo’s. (Anyone from the Chicago area will tell you that it is impossible to pass up some Portillo’s cake. So, already starting off on a bad note, the rest of the week continued with much of the same. I skipped way too many workouts and even ate Chinese takeout last night. (In related news: We spend way too much eating out.) I also neglected to login to My Fitness Pal all week.
On a positive note, I did manage a run outside and did about an hour of Zumba. I really have to focus on keeping my eye on the prize next week. It probably doesn’t help that I had a Starbuck’s Grande Mocha this morning. Ugh! But starting this very minute, I am back on track. I hope to see a loss next week.
Challenges: A birthday celebration and a general laziness took over this week and it was hard for me to stick to my plan. It could’ve been a whole lot worse though. With my weight gain this week, I really hope I’ve learned my lesson and will post a nice loss next week.