Fitness Friday: Trying Not to Cheat {Week 2}

You would think that changing your eating habits would get a little easier in week 2 right?  Yeah, me too.  But sadly, that was not the case.  It seemed like temptation was everywhere this week but I managed to keep my cravings in check – even though I probably would’ve killed for a Cherry Pepsi.  Overall, I’d say this was a pretty good week.

Starting weight:  171.5
Week 1 Weight:  168.0
Week 2 Weight:  166.7
Total lost so far:  4.8 pounds

Clean Eating Week 2

What I did: This week I slacked a bit on my workouts at the end of the week, but still did some Zumba and other cardio exercises.  I was also able to go for a run outside for the first time since last year.  One of my goals this year is to run an entire 5K this year – no walking!  But judging by how hard this outdoor run was, we’ll see.  I did 2.2 miles in 32.53 minutes for a 14.55 min/mi.  Not great, but it’s a start!

I also signed up for a membership at Planet Fitness – a new gym that will be opening by me next month.  So, even though I can’t use the membership yet, my good intentions should count for something since I fully intend to be there in April! Smile

Challenges:  I went out to eat a lot this week. The Olive Garden for my sister’s birthday, The Lucky Monk with a friend, Champps Americana with my daughter, and attended a birthday party.  Can you believe that I still managed to eat right, even when dining out?!?!  Yeah – me either, but I totally did!  YAY!


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  1. I like reading about your progress along the way. It encourages me to continue my journey.
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  2. My current gym membership is up in June and I’ve been looking at switching to Planet Fitness. We have one close by and it seems like a lot of options for a really affordable price.

  3. Success like this is fantastic! Especially when some of your meals were outside the home! Way to go!!! Good luck on the next week!
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  4. Keep up the good work. I need to get back on the wagon.
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  5. Eliz Frank says:

    In my opinion, you are doing an awesome job. You’ve lost about 5Ibs and you are on track. Keep it up! Kudos.

  6. Ashley M says:

    Congratulations! I’ve been working on the weight loss too!

  7. You’re doing great. Keep up the good work!

  8. Congratulations on a successful week. Eating out makes healthy eating challenging sometimes but it sounds like you did great!
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  9. Good luck with your gym membership! Let us know how it goes!
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  10. doing these fitness friday posts really help you stay on track. you’re doing a great job keep it up!
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  11. Good for you. I am working on weight loss too. I have added exercise to my routine and I am using Plexus Slim.
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  12. Good for you for staying on track and not letting going out to Olive Garden derail you! Keep up the great work!
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  13. With the GI bug, then the respiratory bug, hitting our house, I haven’t been to the gym in a month! I am desperate to go back, but have to wait until the end of the week now. You’re doing great.
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  14. That is so awesome that you were able to eat out that many times and still lose weight. Bravo! You should get a gold star just for that alone. :)

  15. Congrats to you on eating out and still eating right. Especially congrats for doing it at the Olive Garden because that’s the one place I end up leaving so stuffed!!! I love it, but we don’t eat there much, believe you me. 😉
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  16. Good job so far! You’re doing great, keep up to good work! I hope the new gym helps you out
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  17. You did really well. Especially with all of the eating out. Sounds like you have a good plan for exercise too. Good luck!
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  18. You are doing awesome! You’re giving me motivation to get back to the gym!

  19. Pretty impressive! Whenever I think “clean eating” I see lots of greens lol (Not that I have an issue with veggies, but I love meat!!). Keep up the good work! =)
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  20. You had a loss even with eating out so I call that a win! Keep it up

  21. Wow what a fantastic loss in just 2 weeks that is amazing! Well done.
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  22. Keep up the great work! you have way more willpower than I do.

  23. Speaking of joining a gym, I just did a couple months ago and just now finally went for the first time last week. I had been holding off because I was trying to avoid a bad bug thats been going around. Well, I think I caught a bug while I was there because I came down with a sickness, wouldn’t you know! The past few days, I went on a diet, and so far so good. I am using a meal control measurement plate, that is coming in very handy. I have even been eating breakfast now. Of course, healthy that is!
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  24. It’s hard not to cheat when going out with friends and family, but luckily restaurants are offering more and more healthier and tastier options. Keep up the good work!
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  25. Keep it up! You are doing great!
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  26. Congrats on your weight loss thus far. Sounds like you’re doing great. Congrats on being able to stay on track, even with going to Olive Garden. I just slapped you a virtual high five.
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  27. I’m trying to lose weight, too. It’s hard. :( Thanks for posting your updates!
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  28. Angela S says:

    A 4.8 pound loss is such a great accomplishment. Congrats!

  29. Nicole A. says:

    Clean eating is so hard. I feel like the first week is pretty easy because your so motivated and then week two is a challenge. I’ve been trying to get walks in, I just found the mapmywalk app and it’s been great. Now I know how many miles and calories I’m burning.

  30. Keep up the good work. I really need to start blogging about my goals more often to be held accountable. We recently got a Planet Fitness gym near me and I would love to join, but it’s not quite in the budget just yet!
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  31. Congrats on making the right food choices even when you went out to eat! That’s always the hardest for me because I feel like if I’m paying for a nice meal, I should really enjoy it! LOL!
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  32. I am on a pretty strick diet just to stay healthy, I find when I don’t have planned meals, I tend to cheat more. Hate it when I cheat…
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  33. hey , you can’t say you didn’t try.. even if you cheated or wanted to cheat.. at least you are trying, right
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  34. I LOVE Planet Fitness. I joined a few months ago and it has become one of my favorite places to work out. I love that it’s affordable and comfortable. No pressure or feeling out of place!
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  35. I love when restaurants have a low calorie menu with heart smart options. Makes eating right when out a bit easier
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  36. Eating out is what kills it for me. You can’t trust their calorie counts, and the sodium is so high you’ll retain for days afterwards. Great job so far though!
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  37. Eating right when eating out is so hard! Yay you!! :)
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  38. I am a zumba girl myself. It’s an awesome total body workout and a great way to sweat off some of that excess water weight!!
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  39. Almost 5 pounds in 2 weeks is great! Congrats!!! Eating healthy and exercise are the key – I know that so why do I fall of the wagon.

  40. I definitely need to diet. I swear every time I start something gets in the way and I end up quitting. I at least need to start exercising though! That would at least make me feel a little better about it.