Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Weigh-In Wednesday

Good morning everyone! Happy Hump Day! It's time for Weigh-In Wednesday!

This past week has been a zillion times better than the previous week. I finally got back into my routine after being laid up for a few days with the whole wisdom teeth ordeal. I got back into the gym and worked my butt off. And it felt AMAZING!!  I think I can officially say that I am addicted to working out. I don't like going more than one or two days without doing anything. And I actually enjoy the way that I feel when I am done with a great workout. Yeah, I just realized I am a gym rat, haha! 

Although this week has been a great week with getting back on track, it has also presented a new challenge for me. My trainer wants me to put on 2-3 lbs of lean muscle so that I am burning extra calories. I am supposed to achieve this by upping the amount of weight I am doing while lowering my reps. I have been doing this since before I had my wisdom teeth pulled. The problem with this is that there is a possibility that I may not lose any weight for a few weeks. I am struggling with this whole idea. I get why he wants me to do it, because it will eventually help me in the long run, but at the same time I don't want to stay the same for a few weeks. 

My mindset is that I should be losing weight, not staying the same. And I stayed the same last week, and that was hard for me to not see any progress. So I am really struggling with this whole concept. I am giving it a go, but it isn't easy. But the weird things is that I am still losing. So I am worried that I am actually not doing it right. Who knows. I am probably just stressing about this for nothing. 

Last week I started a new weight loss challenge group. I actually ended up winning the last one I was in. Which was awesome! I won $90 and took the money and got my hair done. I felt like I deserved it. But so far the challenge is going well. The points system is set up a little differently this time, so it should be interesting to see how this one goes. I hope I can win this one too! That would be awesome!

Okay, now for my progress report. I am happy to report that I am down 2.6 lbs from last week! My weight as of this morning was 181.4! I can not believe how close I am to being in the 170's. I am that much closer to getting to my goal weight. I still have a ways to go, but I am getting closer with each day. 

And the encouragement that I have been receiving from people lately is just amazing. I specifically want to say thank you to Britt and K and my trainer. You guys have been such great supporters for me lately. Crazy enough, K and my trainer both made identical comments to me the other day when I was talking about how I was struggling with not seeing any progress. They both reminded me that my first goal was to get under 200 lbs and they both reminded me that I blew through that goal and have now lost almost another 20 lbs! And it made me realize that I have some great people in my corner. So thank you for always supporting me. And thank you to those that I didn't specifically mention. There are a lot of you that have been supporting me since day one, whether it be in real life or in blog land, but please know that I really appreciate everyone's support and encouragement. 

That is all I have for today's WIW post. Thanks for stopping by and checking on my progress! Have a great day everyone!


1 comment:

  1. You have SO got this. It's so true about progress...once it starts, you just want MORE results. The other part to remember is that it didn't take a few months to get to your heaviest, so it won't take a few months for it to go away either. Still, you are *owning* that scale - congrats!


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