Workout Wednesdays ~ Jan 20, 2016

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We are past the middle of January and I am still in the fitness game!  Can I get a woo hoo! **woo hoo**

Let me just start by saying that I have been feeling so much better lately that it’s almost like I am on some kind of a healthy high. ¬†Or maybe that is what it is. ¬†Fitness euphoria.

When I started off at the beginning of the year I weighed myself on Jan 1. And no, I don’t feel like sharing that number with anyone…not even my husband. ¬†Yep that’s right…my husband doesn’t even know my weight. ¬†It’s between me and my scale and the scale isn’t talking.

I actually hate scales, and don’t believe that they should have ever even been invented for the simple fact they can be deceiving and upsetting. ¬†First rule to remember about a scale when working out is that you are gaining muscle and muscle weighs more than fat. ¬†This is why it’s better to measure certain parts of your body with a measuring tape. ¬†I could take a dose of my own advice.

After a week of faithfully going to the gym and eating what I felt like was rabbit food and not having a single drop of alcohol, I then returned to my scale only for it to tell me that I hadn’t lost a single pound. ¬†A SINGLE F*CKING POUND!

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For me this was almost discouraging enough that I was about to say forget this…throw in the towel…and just eat and drink what I wanted and exercise when I felt like it. ¬†But something in me decided that quitting wasn’t an option.

So I upped my game a bit. ¬†Started taking my working out a little more serious and cutting out any kind of sugar or junk food. ¬†And believe me…when my son’s birthday party came and went and I didn’t give in to a single slice of pizza or even the smallest piece of cake, I gave myself a huge pat on the back and went on about drinking my spinach and cucumber smoothie.

This past Sunday when my Denver Broncos decided to wait until the last 5 minutes of the game to pull their shit together and I wanted an ice cold beer to calm my nerves …I refrained and drank sparkling water with lime and hit the gym instead.

I decided it was time for the scale and I to have another round at it. ¬†So onto it I went yesterday morning and I am ecstatic, blissful, delighted and even rapturous ¬†to say that I am down 15 pounds! 15 POUNDS! ¬†That’s a 10 and 5 pound bag of potatoes! ¬†Gone.

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It was like my mind just needed to tell my body… “Hey body! Wake up! ¬†We are trying to get rid of some weight here!”

It was a huge motivational movement to say the least. ¬†And makes me want to up my game even more. ¬†So this week I added 5 more pounds to my weight lifting and have been monitoring my calorie intake very closely. ¬†We shall see what’s in store for my next interlude with the scale.

My stats below aren’t as good as mine from last week but I think that’s because I spent most of last Tuesday sitting in a vehicle on a 6 hour round trip to buy lottery tickets. ¬†Kills the “moving around”. ¬†I want to try and push myself to 90,000 steps for this week! ¬†And if I succeed what should I reward myself with?

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Here are a couple of my rewards that are coming up

20 pounds lost = New workout clothes. ¬†The stuff I work out in now, dates back to about the time my Mini Monster B was born…over 6 years ago. ¬†Let’s just say it’s very airy with all the holes in some of my sweat pants.

Feb 7, 2016 ~ Super Bowl Sunday = I will eat and drink what I want for the entire day! ¬†I won’t count a single calorie nor will I be remotely sober. ¬†And I am sure the next day I will complain about how shitty I feel. ¬†This is of course unless my Broncos win the Super Bowl…then regardless of what kind of food and booze hangover I am recovering from…I will be on an ultimate “That’s my f*cking team” high!

3 months of working out = New FitBit. ¬†My FitBit now is the flex and as much as I have enjoyed it…I really want one that keeps track of my heart rate and I just have to glance at it to see my stats rather than opening up the app.

Until next week,

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