Hello everybody! Welcome to Weigh-In Wednesday!
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Ash @ A Step in the Right Direction
Erin @ She's A Big Star
Erin @ She's A Big Star
Rise and shine WIWers! Happy to be back for another week of fun. Despite another weekend back home, I managed to lose some weight and get back on track pretty quick! Definitely making better choices in tempting situations which I'm proud of.
Last week I heard Skinny Meg and Val from Fab Chick Gets Fit were teaming up to do a 90 day accountability challenge so I decided to join them! We started Day 1 on Monday and so far it has been a success! I love having little challenges and people to keep me honest in my goals - I'm glad there are so many women out there that want to build each other up. Our world is filled with so much negativity, judgement, and sadness - let's all just be nice and help each other out!
Before pictures for the challenge:
(After the weekend I think my SW was more like 208 - this was from Friday)
Last week: 204.6
This week: 202.8
Total Loss: -33.4
I decided that the first WIW of the month I will start taking my measurements in addition to recording weight and progress photos. Maybe you can join me! It took me awhile to realize that the scale only tells a small portion of the story - especially now that I'm lifting consistently. I have definitely lost inches since reaching my highest weight and once I reach a healthy weight range for my height (~130-160) I will stop worrying about the number as much.
Measuring Up (inches):
Hips/AKA Helga: 46
R Thigh/Calf: 28 // 16.5
L Thigh/Calf: 28 // 16
R Bicep: 13.5
L Bicep: 13.5
This morning I went to November Project and was so excited to see familiar faces - two my sorority sisters showed up! Despite that happy fact, today was a partner workout which usually means trouble for me. I'm slow. I also made the stupid mistake of doing legs yesterday so running stairs was the last thing my body wanted to do. And the piggy back rides. SHIT.
Here's the thing...I don't let people pick me up. Not that anyone really tries. I don't want Nick to pick me up, I don't want a friend to, and I really, really don't want a stranger to.
Remember these guys from gym class?
Well when I was in elementary school, our gym teacher thought it was a good idea to have someone sit on the scooter holding a hockey stick and have a partner pull them around the gym in a circle (cue extensive collisions, concussions, and tears). I was/am a big kid and I hated it! A) I hated running and pulling someone like a mule (I hadn't yet tapped into my athletic abilities...I'd rather read). B) I hated that some other kid (probably a guy) had to struggle to pull me around the gym. It was humiliating.
Exhibit A: This child should not be picked up. (Age 6) - Side note: Disney World!!!
Piggy back rides, wheelbarrows, lovers leap (Anyone ever play Ships & Sailors?), etc. I just don't do it.
Am I crazy here? Maybe so... but I survived even though I hated it. I apologize to my partner for being large and in charge. Hopefully you got a good workout!
Other than that...I'm just continuing to get settled post-wedding - headed to the social security office today to get my new card/name changed. Thank you notes galore and starting to review material from last year so my brain will get back in medical mode.
If you've ever wondered why my knees are weird looking, they are hyperextended according to my professor.
I think I forgot to mention that Nick and I joined a new gym down the road from us - I love it! They have all the equipment I need - barbells, kettlebells, spin bikes, rower, treadmill, machines -EVERYTHING that Planet Fitness doesn't have. The best part is that it's pretty empty when I've been there! Working out is best when no one can see me so I'm pretty thrilled...Also, Nick has been joining me in the gym and I'm so proud of him!
I'll leave you with the skyline of my beloved hometown, Cincinnati. Going back AGAIN this weekend for 4th of July fun!
How do you feel about partner workouts?
What are your plans for 4th of July?