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
Launching right into a weigh in this morning! Honestly I'm pretty thrilled with the results after a certain visitor came to town (ladies...) and the July 4th weekend family & food extravaganza.
Sorry for the blurry mess.
Last week: 202.8
This week: 202.4
Total Loss: -33.4
In my last post, I talked all about the many family events last weekend and all the temptation. I definitely enjoyed myself and I'm proud that I didn't gain! Yikes.
The number one thing I've learned this year regarding my relationship with food is when you have a bad day, you get back on the wagon the next meal/day. In the past, it would take days for me to get back in gear. Now I ACKNOWLEDGE my mess up, OWN it, & then I do better next time. Cheats should be purposeful and enjoyed! Allow for these cheats/mess ups and move on.
As an emotional eater, I know now that getting down on myself leads to one of two things - restriction or binging (usually in that order). Both are behaviors that will keep me from reaching my goals so I try to eliminate the triggers by changing my thinking.
Switching gears, I've talked recently about how I'm starting to lift more often now that I've joined a gym with the proper equipment! I love it! I like cardio because I sweat profusely and I know I burned major calories but I LOVE lifting because I see visible results - the amount I can lift, the reps, muscle pumps, etc. I feel empowered, strong, and my cardio becomes a little easier, too!
If you aren't strength training yet, you should be! And not with little dinky 2 lbs weights - I'd love to do a post about weight training in women so I'll save my info for that but I highly suggest you start a program - I'd be happy to send you some suggestions!
So here is what my routine looks like for the past two weeks. I know I will have to adjust it significantly once school begins:
Monday: shoulders & arms
Tuesday: back & abs
Wednesday: legs & ploy **edit** Don't forget November Project!
Thursday: swing day (fill in with whatever appeals to me)
Friday: shoulders & chest
Saturday: long run
I'm following Erin Stern's Elite Body program from Bodybuilding.com mostly with a few minor switches in order. The cardio I choose to do varies by day - some days I may just warm up & cool down, other days I run or row, I may also do a HIIT workout (especially Turbo Fire!).
One thing I haven't mention yet is something I'm VERY excited about - PiYo! I just started the PiYo program yesterday morning. I need to see how rigorous it is before I determine how I should change my workout schedule around but I loved yesterdays workout!
What is PiYo? It's hybrid between pilates and yoga with a twist from Chalene Johnson, the creator of Turbo Jam, Turbo Fire, and Chalene Extreme. She is absolutely one of my favorite trainers, hands down.
I will do a review of my first week next Tuesday so get ready for that! I can't wait to see the results.
As always, if you have any questions feel free to comment or email me!
How was your 4th and did you get back on track?