Weekly Weigh In

Yummy Mini Cupcakes at Amy's Shower (I only had 2!)

Hi everybody! How was your weekend? Mine was awesome and very busy with seeing Dark Knight (surprisingly loved it – I’m not a big action movie person but I really liked the storyline), attending my sweet friend Amy’s bridal shower, getting a mani/pedi with my buddy Jenny, and then heading to Pasadena to have dinner and birthday drinks with our girl Hilda. It was a super social weekend and jam packed with fun. I haven’t done a weigh in post in awhile because I figured you all see the ticker on the right hand side of the page, but it seemed like a good time to check in with you all!

As of this morning I’m holding steady at 7 pounds lost – not as far along in my weight loss journey as I’d like, but certainly better than losing nothing or worse – gaining! There’s one major obstacle standing in my way. I’m getting better and better with the eating, especially portion control – but what I’m struggling with is exercise. By the time I get home from work and clock some thesis hours, I’m too tired and lazy to go to the gym. Does anyone have any tips for me? I have my gym bag packed and in my car so tomorrow on my way home from work I can go right to the gym, and with my new job, I have no excuse because I will seriously drive right past it. I’ve also debated exercising in the morning, as I’ve heard that getting that early morning endorphin rush can help set the tone for a great day. Any early bird fitness freaks out there? What do you think?

I know if I can get my butt back into gear, the weight will start sliding off. Today I had a major “WHOA” moment when I realized Matt and I head to Thailand in 4 short months and 23 days! I have about 14 pounds to lose until my first mini goal, so I think that’s a reasonable amount of time to safely and slowly shed that weight without having to abandon some of my favorite things. I’ll already be celebrating two major things in December – my 10 year dating anniversary with my husband, and graduating with my MA. How awesome would it be to celebrate those things just a little bit healthier and with a little more energy? Sounds awesome to me.

If you’re watching your weight, how’s it going? Any challenges? Successes? Non-Scale Victories? Chime in!

 

 


3 thoughts on “Weekly Weigh In

  1. This may sound like weird advice, but I found that keeping a couple small weights (1-5lbs) by me while working on thesis stuff was a great way to get in a little bit of stress relief and strength-training. Whenever I thought I’d implode from sitting and staring at my computer/books, I’d pick up the weights and do 15 reps of a couple different exercises. PS. your pedi was super cute!

  2. Working out before work is great because you get it out of the way- and then you see it more like “I don’t want to undo my workout” instead of working out to counter-act your eating that day. But it doesn’t work for me… I can’t stand getting out of bed a second earlier than I have to!!!! I wish I was able! Try it even a few days a week and see if you can work it in your schedule.

  3. I HATE the gym and would never, ever go. Knowing that, I made the necessary adjustments to my exercise regimen to still get in a good work out without having to check in with the body builders at the gym.

    You have to find what works for you. Do you like to bike ride? Swim? Both are great exercises that don’t require gym memberships.

    I have also heard that exercising in the morning is great – if you are a morning person. If you dont like mornings or need your coffee before you can even begin thinking about an outfit, morning work outs might not be for you. Kendall goes running and takes her dog for a walk in the mornings. She is a major morning person though too.

    As tired as you may be you have to push yourself. 30 minutes walking around the neighborhood will help you burn those extra calories and will help clear your head after a long day. Plus – when you are tired and lazy, walking isn’t too much, but enough to make it worth your while. Just my 2 cents.

    Good luck!

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