Oh man you guys. I have had a great week. One of those weeks where you gain some momentum and try new things. I couldn’t have asked for more motivation this week, and I’m not going to lie, I needed good things to happen.
Let me start on the running front. I’m trying not to get too excited and go nuts, but yesterday’s run was fabulous! I walked at a higher mph (3.7, whereas before it was at 3.5), and I ran a little faster (on Monday I ran at a 4, and yesterday I bumped it up to a 4.5). On Monday I had some knee pain and I am happy to report that yesterday’s run was completely pain-free! Just like a said a few days ago, with weight loss my running should improve and I did have a great weight loss this week!
Now for the Weight loss:
Starting Weight: 282.8
Get to Fifty in Sixty Starting Challenge Weight (April 30, 2012): 257.2
Last weigh in: 258.4
This Week’s Weigh in: 254.2
Total Loss: -4.2
Total Overall Loss: 28.6
This week I really tried to stay focused, but in all actuality, it was the hour and a half of exercise I’ve been doing daily, and journaling my food. I have tracked every piece of food that has entered my mouth, and it has paid off. If you want to see exactly what I’m eating my food journal is public on Myfitnesspal and my user name is carrieseals.
As for the exercise. I am not the kind of person who can walk for 30 minutes a day and see a loss. I think I’ve screwed up my body’s metabolism so badly that I have to put more time and effort into the gym.
This week I have been trying to get out of the house in the morning and go for a 40 minute walk with my little girl. I do this for a few reason’s:
- Exercise, of course
- so my child doesn’t go stir crazy
- so I don’t spend more money on gas driving all over the place, and to save more money in general
- It makes me feel like I’ve gone somewhere, even though I haven’t