Finding My Means – Week 3 Update is in the house! It’s a good one, too. This week was kind of wacky, because our normal routine was anything but, and in most cases that was a good thing. You guys. I JOINED A GYM. This is so not me, but it will become so day by day, because it’s happening. We’ve lived in our current house for 6+ years, and all that time there has been a neighborhood athletic club literally within a stone’s throw from our house. I mean, you’d have to be Nolan Ryan to hit it, but still, I can see the building right now if I look out the window. And they have a pool. I haven’t used it yet, but I HAVE used the recumbent elliptical machine three times now. I’m super thankful for the ability to do the elliptical while sitting down, because it helps my foot heal while I burn calories. I think I will eventually make it into the pool this week, but until I’m finally over my “I don’t WANNA wear a bathing suit in public” thing, I’m glad to have other options.
Here’s this week’s video that I pulled from my Instagram Story, where I’ve been tracking my food and activity. Made it to the gym 3 times this week! Color me surprised, and also color me pumped to go back (take note, Crayola). Whodathunk it? Also some cameos of my little munchkins because, well, cute. The phrase “diaper snow” is used – the PHRASE is used, not the diapers. Just need to make that clear.
Even though it’s gray and dreary outside, Spring is finally making an appearance, and on my short little walk to the gym, I can see it progress day by day via the trees coming into bloom near our house. This time of year always makes me want to get outside and dig in the dirt and plant something. Except…the rain. It never ends. Oh, right, I’m supposed to talk about the Highs. Ok. SPRING IS SPRINGING. And I went to the gym THREE TIMES. Yes. Those are highs.
Hormones suck. Well, they suck when they go all crazy and mess with my brain. Let’s just say being a lady can really go kick rocks sometimes. I did get my sweet little kiddos out of the deal, so ok. But DANG. I had a tough couple of days where even I didn’t want to be around myself. Sorry, anyone who came within 20 feet of me. Feeling much better now, thankfully.
I’m doing my weekly weigh-ins on Monday morning on my Instagram Story, if you want to see the results before I post them here. I was pretty nervous getting on the scale because I’m still on a carb kick and had splurged a bit this weekend, plus, hormones. But instead…happiness. 🙂
Starting Weight: 230.8 lbs.
Goal Weight: 140 lbs.
Previous Weight: 229.0 lbs.
Current Weight: 226.6 lbs.
Weight Change this week: -2.4 lbs.
Total pounds lost: -4.2 lbs.
Weekly average: -1.4 lbs. per week (goal is 2 lbs.)
Week 3 is a turnaround and I can’t be more excited. I’m not quite on pace with my weekly average goal, but now that I’m finding ways to up my activity, I am hopeful to get on track by next week’s update. But no matter what, I’m making the effort, which is worth so much more than whatever that scale tells me. It’s me fighting for me. I’m worth fighting for. And so are you.
I’m not crying, YOU’RE crying.
Virtual hugs and high-fives all around, you wonderful people. 🙂 See you next week!