Today is the first day of my Christmas vacation! See ya next year, UT! I’m looking forward to winter break and having time to relax and not worry about writing 20 page papers and putting together group presenatations. I have a daunting schedule in the spring so hopefully I will have some major RnR (not rock n roll) time in the coming weeks.
I have incorporated small amounts of exercise into my routine this past week. I was able to get two three mile walks in which felt great, and I’ve been doing my group fitness instructor training which leaves me a little sweaty. I don’t want to jump right in to hours and hours of exercise a day because 1) that is unhealthy, 2) I don’t want to get burnt out, and 3) it is completely unrealistic. Adding in small doses has been pivotal in keeping up with a good exercise regime. It will take time to build up to where I would eventually like to be, but good things take time.
Eating has been going great…I eat breakfast, a morning snack, lunch, a snack, dinner, and then one snack a little before bed so I won’t get up and graze in the middle of the night. This weekend me and my handsome man went out to eat and went to a local basketball game. I was a little scared about eating out but I did agree before the whole process started that I was allowed one cheat meal per week. Justification, yes? I browsed the online menu before we went in so I could pick something relatively low in calories. But at Olive Garden, that’s really not an option. I settled for the ravioli and only ended up eating half of my plate. And two breadsticks. The best part was that I felt no guilt eating this. One meal per week isn’t going to kill me and I didn’t even go overboard. Eating out this weekend taught me that I do have the ability to exercise self control when I execute it correctly.
Christmas came a little early for me this week…Amazon had the Garmin 410 on sale for half price with free shipping so after a little cohersion, I convinced my sweet Momma to buy it for me as my Christmas gift this year. It shipped the same day I orderd it so hopefully it will be making its way to my mailbox very soon. Speaking of my Momma, she completed her second half marathon this weekend! She did the Santa Hustle and set a PR from her last race! I’m wicked proud of her getting out there and walking the whole thing. Go Momma!
Drumroll please…..this week’s weigh in. I wasn’t sure what to expect since I haven’t actually exercised all that much. My eating has been good but after a huge 10.8 pound loss last week, I wasn’t expecting too much. So here is what the scale had to tell me this week:
Heaviest weight: 252 lbs
Last weigh in: 232.0 lbs
Today’s weight: 231.4 lbs
Weekly weight loss of 0.6 lbs
Not the number I was looking for, but my body has adapted to a healthier diet and I have not completely incorporated in exercise yet so the number is not that disappointing. Also, it is “that time” for me right now so water weight could be at a higher level than normal. Still, any loss is a good loss so I am very happy.