Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WIW: 2/12/14

Good  morning! FINALLY we're half way through the week! Sadly it's snowing again here which means I have to get my butt moving so I can make it to an appointment before work so I don't have a lot of blogging time right now.

But I wanted to check in for weigh in Wednesday real quick. Not that it really matters because my weight essentially stayed the same this week again. Which is good, but I'm also sporting a sad face about it because who wouldn't want to see a loss on the scale?

Starting Weight {highest weight recorded}: 207.7
Today's Weigh In, Feb. 12: 206.8
Gain: 0.2
Overall Loss: 0.9

So another very slight gain that I'm going to just count as staying the same. Because really what is 0.2? Nothing really.

My goals are rough going this week, especially the one about getting up at the time I choose the night before. Last night was especially rough because I could not fall asleep for the life of me. But on the bright side that lack of sleep was due to being completely over the moon excited about something {okay and being a little nervous}. I'm keeping it a "secret" until I can confirm that things are official.

Pretty Strong Medicine

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Lazy is my Middle Name

Despite my best intentions to get out of bed on time this morning so I would have plenty of time to write this blog post and pick out some nice clothes to wear for work that's not what happened. It's later than I would like and I'm in jeans and a t-shirt once again and I'm just sitting down to write this post. That being said, I'm going to hurry up and crank this blog post out so I can stay accountable for last week's goals and set some new ones.

Fitnasty for Life

Last week's goals:

1. Work out at least three times. I worked out once. Being lazy won out over trying to accomplish this goal with real effort. I have no good reason for why I didn't get two more work outs in last week.

2. Track everything, good or bad. I was doing fantastic with this goal Monday-Friday. Friday night-Sunday being lazy won again. Once again, I have no good reason for why I didn't track those last two days.

3. At least 7 hours of sleep every night. CHECK! I started off strong tracking this early in the week but this weekend that went out the window. Even without tracking I know I accomplished this. Last night my sleep was hard to come by thanks to an afternoon nap. But my delay in getting up this morning made up for it. Not exactly how I want to go about accomplishing 7 hours of sleep but it got the job done.

So this week, while it might not be as exciting, I'm going to stick with some of the same goals.

1. Work out at least three times. Three work outs in seven days is totally doable. I just need to get my shit together and get it done.

2. Track everything, good or bad. If I can do this for most of the week, including a totally out of control day where I would have rather hid the evidence of my crazy eating, then I can do this for a full seven days.

3. Choose a time to get up the night before and actually do it! I know I'm getting enough sleep and that I can get to bed at a decent time to make an "early" wake up time doable. Now it's time to fix this horrible morning habit I have of using the snooze button a hundred times every morning.

And in exciting news, I decided to use some of my tax refund money to purchase a FitBit Flex on Saturday. I am super excited for it to arrive so I can start tracking my sleep better and seeing how active (or inactive) I really am every day. Now if only five to seven days didn't seem like an eternity!

How do you avoid hitting the snooze button in the morning?
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

My Starting Line


Now that we have that out of the way...

After seeing some sort of miracle {or lucky fluctuation} on the scale last week I was kind of hoping for the same thing this morning. But that would have been expecting a lot after only two days back in the saddle.

Starting Weight {highest weight recorded}: 207.7
Last Week's Weigh In, Jan. 29: 205.9
Today's Weigh In, Feb. 5: 206.6
Gain: 0.7
Overall Loss: 1.1

I didn't get around to posting last week for Weigh In Wednesday so I threw it in with this week's stats just so I have a record of it on the blog. Like I said, last week was a miracle or some lucky fluctuation because I lost 1.8 pounds in a week. And while the gain on the scale this week wasn't huge it was still a bit of a downer.

I was very much tempted to skip out on my work out this morning after my visit with the scale. Instead I pushed past the mental BS and got it done because I knew I would regret skipping the work out, I wouldn't be able to reach my goal for the week, and because I knew I had friends that would be checking in with me. {Thanks Carolyn & Tammy Jo!}

I might hate the work out today but I'll be glad I did it later on. Whether that's tomorrow, a week from now, or a month from now we'll see. But we've all got to start some where and this is my starting line.

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How do you get yourself going when you really don't want to get up and do a work out?

Pretty Strong Medicine

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Monday, February 3, 2014

First Time for Everything

I'm going to keep this short and sweet since I have the strong urge to get to bed and I'm really bummed that Peyton and the Broncos lost to Seattle in the Super Bowl.

I'm going to link up with the lovely Carolyn for the first time to share my goals for the week. Better late than never to get back on track, right?
Fitnasty for Life

After getting some good advice about setting my goals for the week from Carolyn I decided to go with three; one related to each of these: food, exercise and an overall good habit.

1. Work out three times this week.

2. Track everything, good or bad.

3. At least 7 hours of sleep every night.

Each of these goals will be a challenge but they are also all attainable if I set my mind to accomplishing them. As I told Carolyn, it will be tough but I want this so I'll make it happen. I'm feeling motivated and am looking forward to reaching that point of being determined as well.


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