Ahhh, why do the weeks pass so quickly!? I just realized that because I get paid once a month, I only have ONE more payday until Christmas. What.
Soooo….it’s that time of week again…weigh-in Wednesday.
I wasn’t sure what to expect on the scale yesterday morning. So, I took a deep breath, stepped on, and saw this:
That’s down exactly one pound from last week! Yay! I am FINALLY in the 180’s!! Yippee! This puts me at 189.2. I do all my pictures of myself every 10 pounds, and when I lose these measly 0.2 lbs, I can take a pic at 189. Yay!
I did an ok job this week with exercise and food–good enough to lose, I suppose. I earned 22 activity points, mostly being on the elliptical at the local Y but also dancing for about an hour at the wedding on Saturday. I did ok food-wise, but had a lot to drink at the wedding (way more than I was planning–but hey, I had a good time!)
This week, I’m planning on getting about 34 activity points, if I stick to the plan. Last night I went to the gym and did 30 minutes on the elliptical (ummm that’s like 7 activity points if I keep a speed of 5.0+, which I do. I can usually cover 2.3 miles or so on the elliptical in 30 min!) Tonight is a rest night because we have church choir rehearsal–tomorrow is 60 minutes of zumba, Friday is rest day, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday will all be 30 min on the elliptical each.
I had not discovered the elliptical until travel season when I would go down and use it at each of my hotel gyms. I remember once in college (when I weighed probably between 240-250 lbs or so) I went to the gym (ONCE in 4 years) with a friend and thought I’d try the elliptical. I think maybe I lasted for a minute or two before I had to quit. So, being able to do 30 minutes straight at 5+ mph is a huge deal for me. I have done 45 min on the elliptical ONCE at a hotel during travel, but never since. I could do it again though if I needed to.
I try to change up my workouts when I can so that 1. I don’t get bored and 2. my muscles get surprised. I think after the elliptical phase goes out of style for me, I will go to the stationary bike. I’m also considering weight training for weight loss. More on that in future posts! Happy weigh-ins, y’all!