I’ve had an okay week this week. After losing nothing last week, I feel like I’ve redeemed myself a little. Unfortunately, I have been slacking and I don’t feel like I’ve been doing my best. Huh? I have lost weight but I’ve also been eating lots of bread and I’ve been drinking energy drinks. So I don’t know if I deserve this but I’ve lost 5lbs this week. Maybe it’s just muscle turning into fat haha.
This was my first week at the gym. I’ve been going as many times as I possibly can without it cutting into doctor’s appointments and school functions. I’m not a gym goer. I never have been. I’ve been once or twice but didn’t enjoy it at all. Other people’s existence in places like that proper annoys me. You’ve got the old people who sit on the machines, talking to each other and then you have the assholes in one corner walking around talking on their phones instead of working out. Then you’ve got the beef heads in the other corner hogging all the weights and thinking they are something hot. I need to learn to play well with others haha. I try not to be near anyone else when I go. Ughhh and Abbey has not been enjoying going in childcare while I’m in the gym. The second I put her down or hand her to one of the ladies, she starts screaming. I hope she get’s used to it. Girls addicted to me. Anyway, I’ve pushed through it and done a 60 minute full body workout each time. I’ve also been running a lot which is great. Running is definitely my favourite thing to do. Then there’s the kettlebells that have helped too.
I’d say my progress is slow. 13lbs over 6 weeks. Not bad but not the best I can do. I think it’s time to really UP it now and try my hardest. No cheating and no slacking. I’m ready to just get to that place I want to be at now. I feel like I haven’t tried hard enough and that’s not a bad thing. It’s good to notice these things and want to be better. I have my eye on the prize now and it’s time to really push. I’m almost half way there!
Things I am targeting this week
- My arms – I do not have a love for strength. I don’t like it and I have Arthritis in my left shoulder. Even lifting 15lbs above my head really hurts BUT I am not going to make that my truth. I’ve told myself I don’t like it so I’m going to work building my strength and within time, I’ll learn to enjoy it
- My stomach – This will be a long-term target. Obviously you cannot tone your stomach up in a matter of weeks. I have quite a chubby belly and some wide hips but I’m going to start working on this area more
I know that working out sounds like too much like hard work sometimes but I have learned that there’s no excuses. I have three kids and I’m busy. I also have a major love for all things sugary and filled with carbs. At the end of a busy day or in the morning when I’m feeling too sleepy, sometimes I just can’t be bothered, but I do it anyway. I don’t give myself excuses to why I cannot do something. I used to, and that would produce zero results. I have a foot injury, I have a cold, whenever I want to run it’s either raining or too hot… I could use all these excuses but I don’t. We don’t do excuses anymore! And this applies to everything else in life. I’m trying to get out of that horrible habit we form.
Total loss this week – 5lbs
Total loss from day one – 13lbs
Feeling good! Yippee!