Fitness Friday: Workin’ It {Week 6}

Another week and I’m still in the game.  I can hardly believe that I’m 5 weeks into this already, but am so proud of myself for sticking to it this far.  Let’s hope I make it to week 50 or something consistently…I really want this to be a lifestyle change.  It’s been working so far.

This week I’m bummed that I did not stick to my resolve to use the MyFitnessPal log.  I think I ate OK, but I don’t know for sure since I didn’t take the time to log anything in – and it does take a lot of time.  The one thing I do know if that my water intake sucked this week.  I know I don’t drink nearly enough, and some days I probably didn’t drink any.  That’s another reason I want to get back to the app, since you log in how many cups of water you drank too.

Motivation Week 6

Here are this week’s stats.  Marginally better, but still not where I should be. I lost this week, but I was still smaller at the end of Week 4.

Starting weight:  171.5
Month 1 Weight:  165.8
Week 5 Weight:  166.9
Week 6 Weight:  166.7
Total lost so far:  4.8 pounds

What I Did:  Honestly, I’m surprised I didn’t lose more weight this week.  I hit the gym 4 times this week and only lost 0.2 pounds since last week.  I do incorporate weight training into my workouts, so I’m hoping that’s the reason the scale is barely moving.  I entered this week with a workout plan though, and I’m happy to say I stuck to it.  Day 1 was an All-Body Workout (30 min treadmill, then 30 min cardio/arms/legs), Day 2 was Arms (30 min treadmill, 30 min weights focusing on my arms), Day 3 was Legs (30 min treadmill, 30 min weights focusing on my legs), and Day 4 was Total Cardio – a full hour of cardio on different machines.

Fitness Friday Week 6

Challenges:  Not anything specific I can think of, but I guess logging in my food and activity has been a little time-consuming so I haven’t done it.  Hopefully I can get in gear for next week and have a more significant loss.


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  1. You are doing GREAT! You are always going to have off days, the challenge is picking up and moving on!
    I am horrible about remembering to log my food into myfitness pal, maybe we should help keep each other accountable? =)
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  2. You’re doing great! I’ve hit a plateau and really haven’t lost anything for the past few weeks, even though I’ve been working out harder than before. It can get frustrating. I need to pay more attention to inches lost, I think.
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  3. It is great to read about your journey and to see your progress.
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  4. I need to start my exercising again! I really want to loose my 15 lbs I gained over the winter! LOL Congrats on your loss and I hope you do reach your goal, just remember to say NO to anything tempting, like I couldn’t do this winter.
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  5. I struggle with recording my food too. It just takes too much time. As long as you keep after it, you’ll start seeing results.
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  6. Muscle weighs more than fat. It’s okay to not lose every week!
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  7. Congrats on your total weight loss. Keep up the good work.
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  8. Congrats!! You go girl! Hopefully I get the motivation to work hard for my health too. Been out of control lately. ;(

  9. You go girl! I totally need to be drinking more water (and less sweet tea.)
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  10. Great work! 4 times a week at the gym is pretty amazing! I recently went to the store to buy new pants and I’m up to 2 pants size (around my waist) =( I really let myself go during the winter! Keep up the good work! I too need to start taking this more seriously if I want to get rid of the winter weight!
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  11. A lot of gym time translates into muscle– which means you are tightening up, and that body is always burning more fat. Give it time and you will see amazing results. Also, with logging your food intake– I use an app called Lose It, and it enables you to save favorite items, which makes logging quicker.
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  12. Don’t get discouraged! Sometimes the scale doesn’t move..even when you see a change with how clothes fit! But in the end, the scale will catch up.
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  13. You are doing such a great job! I think any weight lost and not gained is a great thing!
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  14. Any loss is great – big or small. I think you are doing great!

  15. I had no idea that drinking water would speed up your metabolism. You learn something new and healthy everyday!
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  16. Love your honest journey! Best wishes
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  17. teresa mccluskey says:

    Wow! Congrats! I am starting my fitness Friday up again! I am super excited!

  18. You are doing an awesome job. Keep it up!
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  19. Definitely keep up the weight training. You may not see the numbers move at first, but muscle weighs more and in the end you will have LASTING results with a higher metabolism.
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  20. I’m in my second week of my new journey. You were part of my inspiration! I lost three times the weight in the first week than I did in the second. Lots of water weight I’m sure but now I’m losing at a healthy sustainable rate. You are doing awesome!!
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  21. Congratulations! You are doing awesome. Keep up the good work.
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  22. Drinking water is so important! Something I need to so more!

  23. Congratulations for sticking with it. Keep up the good work and eventually the weight will come off. Slow but sure is the best.
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  24. Even though you didn’t log it in, sounds like you still did great. I definitely need to start drinking more water too!
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  25. You are totally working it! Good for you! Now for me to get on track
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  26. Maybe do measurements. I bet you will see that change Before the scale

  27. Loving Planet Fitness these days! I am trying to get healthier and workout more often and that place has really kicked my butt. Losing weight is a process but it will be worth it in the end!
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  28. You’re doing great! Stay positive and keep trying!
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  29. I agree I think your building muscle! Great job on keeping the good work up. Don’t give up!
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  30. If you are hitting the gym a lot it could be you are turning fat in muscle and muscle weighs more – thus the lower number on the scales :) x
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  31. Do you do measurements as well as the numbers on the scale. The numbers on the scale are not always a good thing to go by – inches are usually better.
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  32. You’re surprised you didn’t lose weight after 4 trips to the gym? Don’t forget that those trips help you build muscle. Hopefully you’re remembering to measure yourself also because THAT’S where you’ll really see the difference! Don’t let the scale control your feelings.
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  33. Great progress! I really need to drink more water, I should try an app to track how much I drink.
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  34. Congrats on the weight loss so far, every ounce counts! I’m looking forward to reading about your progress. I also find it challenging to log foods, it really is time consuming. I’d rather spend those extra minutes being active.. but I know it’s a great tool to monitor weight loss and issues!
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  35. Awesome progress!!! I need to drink more water as well…
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  36. way to go girl at least you had a loss. I know it’s hard when the scale doesn’t show what you want but I consider any loss a victory. Keep up the good work.
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  37. Keep it up. I stopped holding myself accountable and the 12 lbs I lost came back. Bah.
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  38. You won’t lose every week, and some weeks you won’t lose as much as you’d like. Keep up the good work!
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  39. Great job! I am horrible at keeping up a workout routine. It just seems like I have too much other stuff going on. Thanks for the inspiration!

  40. Sounds like you’re doing great! This is week two that I’ve stuck to my exercise goals, so I’m pretty excited about that! Next week is the water!
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  41. I always try and drink a lot of water. It also helps to keep your belly flat
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  42. I just ordered myself a super cute water cup to encourage myself to drink more water. It holds 24 ounces and I’m drinking four during the day – I’ve only been using it for 3 days but already feel so much better. I think I was dehydrated!

    As for not losing as much as you wanted, I hope you’re taking your measurements. Those are super important as your body converts fat to muscle – you’ll really see results there.

    Keep up the great work!
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  43. Keep at it! I am with you. Slow going, but I know if I stick with it it will happen soon!

  44. thats a great week. I’m working on my own goal, slowly but surely
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  45. You are definitely building some muscle along the way!
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  46. You are doing great.. any weight you lose is better than gaining. Your body is probably fighting you back this week. Things will get better, I guarantee it.
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  47. You’re probably building muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat :)
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