7 week challenge – day 1!


Today is the first day of my 7 week challenge. I got the idea from Ashley at Coffee Cake and Cardio. Today was also the first day of my new job. I felt like I should have taken the opportunity to work out, and I was really glad that I did.

I’m back to 5 day a week training. Monday-Thursday, and Saturday alternating cardio, and weight sets, Fridays, and Sundays off. I also get one day a week to workout with Bryan. 3 of those days, I’m waking up early for morning cardio. It sounds like a lot, but the mornings will be 20 minute workouts, while the evenings will be 1 hours workouts.

I’m going back to the basics.
-I’m logging my food again (not so much to track calories, more of a way to hold myself accountable).
-I’m driving to the gym 3 days a week. I stopped going to the gym, and I started working out at home. I wasn’t ready for that, so I’m not sure why I decided to do that (laziness). Maybe it was being low on time, or feeling stressed out about decisions. Overall, though, the least I can do for MYSELF is dedicate those 3 days to being a healthier, better woman. 3 days isn’t too much to ask of myself.
-I’m going to use Sunday as a MAJOR meal-prep day. It’ll be much easier when I move out of my house, and I don’t have to share a kitchen, but I’m going to make the effort to prepare everything and make my life easier.
-I’m going to think about all of the things I’m doing RIGHT, and stop focusing on the things I THINK I’m doing wrong. I’m much stronger than I let myself be.

Lastly, and most important:
I’m coming back here EVERYDAY, whether it takes me 3 seconds, or three hours to express 4 simple things: Did I work out? How did I eat? What are my stats? How am I feeling?

It keeps me accountable. The more I have to talk about it at this stage, the more embarrassed I’ll be, and the more I’ll want to push through, and do this for myself. I promised myself that I wouldn’t quit on myself, and I would get healthy, and get awesome, and set these habits for LIFE not just a season, not just a year, FOR LIFE.

So Today, May 6, 2013:

Did I work out?: Yes, but only tonight. I burned 251 calories with 31 minutes and 32 seconds of dancing.
How did I eat?: AWFUL. I had a chicken sandwich from Wendy’s, and nothing else. It was training day for my first day on the job, and I didn’t really prep for lunch options.
What are my stats?: 35″ waist, 41.5″ hips, 41.5″ bust, weight 223.0.
How do I feel: Totally crappy. I know I’ll get back to the awesome progress I had before, but these numbers are way higher than when I started for the very first time, and I’m really sad about that, but since I’m focusing on the positive, I know that I will be back to where I want to be in no-time! Hard work, and dedication to this are going to take me there. It’s going to be AWESOME. I’ve been having some trouble losing weight since surgery also, I want to go to the doctor for a check-up, and see if something happened.

Photos from today:
Photo on 2013-04-24 at 19.17 #3

Photo on 2013-05-01 at 18.47 #2.

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