Monday, August 29, 2011

Things That Go Up Must Come Down...Eventually!

So last week I told you how my broken zipper motivated change.
This week I'm checking for week two weigh in.

It's been a decent week.

As far as My Fitness Pal...I'm liking it alot!  Tracked my food using the app for the most part so I could track right after eating.  I do find that tracking my food makes me much more conscious of things I put in my mouth.  I think about it before popping it in and later regretting it.  Found myself making much better choices this week including eating lots of fruits and veggies. 

The exercising? I'm thrilled to say that I'm still going strong.  Just finished 30 Day Shred Day 10 today!

I was really worried about going back to work on Wednesday because I had decided that I would exercise before school. I am NOT a morning person so this was a big concern.  However, I really wanted to try to get it done and out of the way so I didn't have to worry about it at night when I felt so tired.  I figured if I still felt like exercising at night I could do a run or walk for some extra exercise.  I'm happy to report that Wednesday and Thursday was a success.  I got up, got my 30 Day Shred in, and went off to work feeling pretty darn good.  Friday I didn't get up early as it was up in the air if we would have school or not due to the impending hurricane.  I did end up going in for a little while and didn't do the video that day, but still got in 5 out of 7 days last week.  Just started the Level 2 workout and boy am I feeling it.  My muscles are so sore. But boy am I feeling stronger.

I do have an question for all you early morning exercisers though.  What's your routine??  Do you just get up and get to it?  Do you take a few minutes before you start?  Eat breakfast before or after? Do you drink something before?  I'm getting up, grabbing some water or oj, doing a quick email and Twitter check, then starting about 10 minutes later.  Trying to see though if I can get that 10 minutes down so I can sleep in for at least 5 more!  I'd appreciate any tips!!

Here are this weeks stats:

Starting Weight - 161.8
WEEK 2 / 160.6lbs / +0.6 / -1.2lbs

WEEKLY GOAL: Keep tracking, 5 days of 30 Day Shred before school, and drink my water
BIG GOAL: 20lbs by Christmas

*Yes, I did have a slight gain this week. Yes, it is slightly frustrating considering how hard I worked.  But I'm feeling better, stronger, happier so I know I'm doing the right thing.  A few people have commented how I need to take my measurements and track them since I'm working out and muscle weighs more than fat.  Going to do that this week so hopefully these weeks when the scale lies to me I'll have some good news.  
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