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
Another Wednesday closer to classes starting again...double woof. I'm ALWAYS excited to go back to school - school supply shopping, getting organized, seeing friends, etc. but sadly I'm just dreading it this year. Who knew being lazy for two months would be so fulfilling? :) That's not to say I sit around doing NOTHING all day, I still have my extracurricular activities in addition the blog, friends, etc. but the relative VAST amount of free time has been beautiful.
I am looking forward to having some structure back in my life. I thrive most on having a set schedule and admittedly I'm not the best at self-directed motivation. Just tell me what to do and I'll do it!
Last week: 203.6
This week: 201.2
Total Loss: -35.0 lbs
This is my MFP journey over the last 3.5 years - I'm about 10 lbs from totally new territory!
So so so close to that magic number! I stayed off the scale all week until Tuesday morning. You know you're addicted to the scale when the impulse to weigh yourself is strong enough to make your irritable and anxious. Whew. I'm happy to be so close to my next goal but I feel like the scale is mocking me. Still though, a 2.4 lb loss after a concert weekend? I'm thrilled. I proved to myself I can have balance -- I can have a few treats as long as I stick to my plan the other 80-90% of the time. It's so liberating!
One of my friends said something interesting yesterday that I took to heart. She said, "I don't weigh myself. I don't own a scale. I just go by how I feel. If I feel heavier, I go workout and eat healthier. If I feel lighter, I go for ice cream." I LOVE that. Granted, I reckon she is at a healthy weight already but I LOVE hearing from someone that isn't a slave to the scale -- her self-worth isn't determined by a number. I hope to get to that level of intuitive health once I reach a healthy weight for my frame and height. One day, I hope I won't have to count every calorie and log every workout. One day, I just want to operate on the good habits I'm creating now without even thinking about it.
Have you been participating in the Midsummer Shape Up? If not, it's not too late to join us! I'm so proud of everyone that is checking in via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or just private messaging me!
It's simple - get some physical activity in every day for the next month (ideally 30 minutes or more). Anything you want! Just move.
Before pictures from Sunday. Yikes
I highly recommend taking before/after pictures and measurements if you are participating! I would love to see your progress.
Nick and I already got out workout in for today - we woke up entirely too early and headed to the gym. Once again proved to myself that I'm not a morning gym person (in a concise 5 item list):
- Glasses. It's too early to put my contacts in and glasses are incredibly annoying to me, especially with sweat rolling down my face.
- Sleep. I don't have the same energy as I do at 8 pm and I'm usually extremely tired after a morning workout - who are these people that feel "energized?"
- Bowels. Morning is not a convenient time to be jumping up and down. And that's all I'll say about that.
- Gym rats. Apparently the gym is even busier at 5:45 am than it is at 8:00 pm. As an only child who isn't accustomed to "sharing", I'm not a willing participant.
- Food. I'm not a big fan of this fasted cardio business and I'm not willing to wake up even earlier to make food and digest it.
Blah. I guess I'll keep trying. Either that or use the early morning to study/email/blog and then workout later after classes. Maybe it gets better!
Are you a morning workout person?
Any tips for maximizing the benefits of a morning workout?