Hello everybody! Welcome to Weigh-In Wednesday!
Please go check out my sweet co-hosts!
Ash @ A Step in the Right Direction
Erin @ She's A Big Star
Erin @ She's A Big Star
A weekend wedding - med school style!
*Audible Sigh* Someone please just shoot me or shoot my scale. I'm tired of looking at it.
Last week: 202.4
This week: 203.6
Total Loss: -32.2
Another great week ruined by an overindulgent weekend. I'm just so fed up with myself. It's easy to isolate this as a temporary gain - just one week - but in reality, I've been STUCK yo-yoing at this weight for over two months now. I should be WAYYYY past this.
Despite everything I know, everything I learned, I'm still a slave to the scale. I weigh myself DAILY. Sometimes multiple times a day. For instance, last Friday morning I weighed myself to discover a great loss - I was SO close to my goal. Then on Saturday I weighed myself and I went up a pound despite a great day of eating and working out. Well...I took that as a license to eat whatever. Screw it, doesn't matter what I do, I'm just stuck here. We went to a wedding out-of-town Saturday and out afterward. Sunday we went to out to lunch with a work friend of Nick's and watched the World Cup Final. Totally off the wagon - why? Excuses. Same story different weekend.
Lesson learned, I'm off the scale until next Wednesday - I put it under the sink and will be resisting the urge to obsess.
Despite my obsession with the scale, I still feel like I'm making good progress. My clothes are fitting better than they have in years. I bought a dress from The Limited two years ago and was FINALLY able to fit into this weekend. I wore a dress to the wedding Saturday that barely passed as acceptable this time last year. I feel stronger, I'm running faster, I'm able to complete Turbo Fire workouts that I never could finish before. Things ARE changing. I just wish I could SEE it instead of just FEEL it. Does that even make sense???
Nick (and my Mom, etc) tell me I'm too hard on myself. It's that perfectionist attitude - I'm either going to do it right or not at all. Very black and white and very dangerous for weight loss and health. I need balance, I need moderation. Slowly I have to start using these "non-scale victories" to judge my progress more than the scale. When I do use the scale, I CANNOT allow myself to react emotionally. Am I the only one doing this?
Enough about the scale. *bitting my thumb at you, scale* Now for something more exciting!
The summer is halfway over and if you're like me, you've had plenty of excuses when it comes to reaching your fitness goals - weddings, picnics, family time, and more.
Let's stop focusing on the negative and spend an ENTIRE month consistently making time for exercise, healthy, mindful eating, & stress reduction!
I hope you will join me - I certainly need the accountability, support, and motivation. We START MONDAY, JULY 21 and END AUGUST 19 (although it won't really "end"...this is just the beginning!). Let's check in via social media using the hashtag #midsummer30for30
Leave a comment below telling me if you're in and feel free to email me with your ideas and questions - firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd be happy to suggest a workout program, meal plan options, or anything you need! We can do this together.
If I notice people are being especially active in the challenge, I will be awarding a few random prizes - samples of Shakeology, a bonus DVD workout (PiYo, anyone?), and who knows what else!
Are you in?