I’m feeling a little defeated this week. I pushed harder at my runs and doubled up on workouts on weights. I also went to Zumba which left my abs feeling the pain but I felt really good. Half way through the week I admit I jumped on the scale. In shock I was! With strep throat and just not feeling well I ended this week feeling bummed. All this rain also had my mood in the dumps.
Everyone has their ups and downs and while this week was a downer for me I’m hoping to make it up next week. I can feel my body changing but the scale isn’t moving as fast as I’d like it to. This week I had a great learning lesson in taking it easy and not letting all the numbers get to me. I know when I stop making it such an issue it will happen for me. I know I can do this and I will. My goal is still to run a half marathon this fall and I’m working for that goal. Next week I plan on getting the kiddo out of the house and doing some activities that I enjoy. I’m hoping a more active week ill bring my mood up too, even if the rain doesn’t stop.
I’m really excited about the Mamavation 5K that will be taking place soon. Setting a goal and having something to work to, works for me. I want to challenge myself and run this 5K in 40-45 minutes. Since I am essentially working out on my own and motivating myself setting goals like this help to make me accountable. I’m just trying to beat myself and push further. I hope next weeks weigh in will be a breaking point for me.
Using my Omron HJ-323U USB pedometer to track my steps has been a great motivator for me. I’ making sure I wear it every day and keeping track of how active I am. Next week I’l show off all the great features on my Omron 510W Scale. The Full Body Sensor Body Fat and Composition Monitor and Scale is a breakthrough device to measure your body composition at home. It measures 5 fitness indicators including body fat %, BMI, weight and more! The innovative Full Body Sensor is the only at-home body composition monitor that accurately measures your entire body. I can actually really see a change with this scale!
My clothes are starting to get looser and I can feel them becoming too big. They almost make me look larger than I am because they are big. I can tell I have lost inches around my waist because my jeans are all so big on me now. Even the ones that I had to squeeze into not long ago. My shirts are hanging my belt is tighter. My husband has begun to notice a difference too!
Weigh In: Here’s the part I hate to admit…I’m up two pounds since last week.
Weight Totals: I have lost 11 pounds since starting the challenge.
Jean Size: I’m down a size in jeans!! Now a size 12 jeans!
I’d love some healthy snack ideas if you have any. I could use some healthy and fun snacks so I don’t binge on cookies……..
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Omron Fitness as a collaboration with Bookieboo Blogging Network and Mamavation – a community dedicated to weight loss for women and obesity prevention for families. I was provided with product and compensation for my time and honest opinions.