Saw this on Facebook this week, so very true –
As weeks go, it wasn’t my best work out effort. It has been hot, like 91 degrees at 5 a.m. hot accompanied by storms in the evenings makes for a disgusting prospect to subject yourself to when you first wake up.
I am still battling a cut on my foot that doesn’t want to heal properly. It is on the edge of my heel and it is aggravated by shoes and band-aids won’t stay on. I also cannot seem to completely kick the cold that has lingered for a few weeks. I feel fine most days, but when I first wake up I feel worse than I end up being later in the day. It makes it harder for a morning workout. Adding to “my problems” I think I may have a blood clot on my right leg I have an appointment on Tuesday to check it out. If it is it is superficial not the dangerous kind, but I hope it will not affect my activities. None of these things are major obstacles just annoyances that I can’t let become excuses.
But there were many positives in the activity adventures this week.
I took my first spinning class and survived.
I also switched up the cardio via the elliptical as a way to change it up and challenge myself more.
I definitely think I can do better but it was definitely a decent effort. I can see by my notes that I need to change some things to keep moving forward in the exercise area. I love working with the trainer.
Despite the slight drop in exercise, I did lose 2 pounds this week.
Overall I am still happy with my efforts. Saturday we ordered Carrabba’s for dinner and I ended up splurging a bit more on sourdough bread and Caesar salad than I may have planned – dipping more into my weekly points (right along with the oil for the bread) than I would prefer to do in one day/meal.
WEEK 7 GOALS:
- Track food and activity each day – DONE
- Exercise at least 6 days at least 45 minutes on 5 days – missed one day on both efforts
- Strength training with trainer 2x – missed one night for back to school night – wasn’t able to re-schedule to a different day
- Maintain activity with cut on foot – DONE
WEEK 8 GOALS:
- Track food and activity each day
- Exercise at least 5-7 days averaging 45 minutes per workout
- Strength training with trainer 2x
- Maintain activity with cut on foot
- Get leg checked out for blood clot
I don’t like to make specific weight loss goals from week to week. I don’t think it is realistic. I focus mostly on the overall average and ensuring my actions (exercise and eating) are in line with what I need to do for weight loss.
So, I’m not making it a goal, but I would love it if I lost at least 2.1 pounds this week to get past the 25 pound total loss mark. It’s a number I want to get behind me since it is around that mark where I have dropped off in the past.
Here’s to a good week!