Hi friends! I’m sorry I have been so absent in the blogging world lately, other than Weigh-in Wednesdays! I refuse to miss a WIW because it’s part of how I stay accountable, even if I gain or don’t lose or whatever. It’s a requirement for me, so here it is! I’ve been super busy at work and now that it’s Lent at church, there’s all sorts of music stuff that I’m doing there. ‘Tis the season as well for a spot or two of spring admission travel, so I’m busy preparing for that as well. In fact, I’m off to a 2-day conference this afternoon. ANYWAY, here are this week’s results:
That’s a LOSS of 0.8 pounds this week! This puts me down to 178.2. Wow! I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t do nearly as much activity this past week due to Ash Wednesday, girls’ night hosted at my house, blah blah blah. BUT I did 2 workout DVDs at home instead of going to the Y (winter storm) and I am proud of myself for that…I could’ve just sat my butt on the couch, but I didn’t! Plus, one of the DVDs was a Biggest Loser Bootcamp workout. Despite how I feel about Biggest Loser (if you don’t know I hate the Biggest Loser with a burning passion for ethical reasons), that workout DVD is awesome!! It is really great for people who are looking for a fast, cardio/strength combo workout of about 30 minutes. It kicked my butt! But it also helped me shed this 0.8 pounds, I think. If I have found ANYTHING out on this weight-loss journey, it’s that changing up types of exercise every month or two is important to keep the body on its toes! On Saturday I did one of Leslie Sansone’s “Walk Away the Pounds” DVDs. I have been a fan of her workouts since I was in high school, and they never fail to make me sweat. I did a full 4 miles with weights on Saturday! I never would have been able to do that a year or two ago. So happy w/ where I am right now!
I started this week out strong (weeks start over on Tuesday for me because that is my official weigh-in day) with a 30 minute elliptical workout (320 calories burned, baby) last night and a 30 minute strength training sesh @ the gym following the elliptical–I just rotate on the machines for that. I’m too scared for free weights at this point in my life, lol. This morning, I woke up at 5:45 and did 2 miles of Leslie’s 4 mile walking DVD…since I’m headed to the conference tonight, I figured I probably won’t get a chance to work out tonight. So proud of myself! Who knows, maybe I’ll jump on the hotel elliptical tomorrow. We’ll be doing quite a bit of walking downtown, so I may not even need to. 🙂
Well, that’s all for me. Time to get ready for my conference! Love you all and happy weigh-ins!