Another weekend to sabotage my progress. Maybe if I switch my weigh-in dates to Thursday mornings Id be happier with the results. Its all basically relative because the goal is to weigh less all the time.
Start of Week #8 Official Weight – 247.5
That’s not terrible and its nothing great but I was more than 0.5lb down from the week before. The other good part is that I’m getting under that 250 mark and hope I don’t see that come around again.
I failed at my 3 week diet challenge but it doesn’t mean I’m a total failure. Starting today I’m going to kick it up again and do my best to eat clean and healthy. The gym has really been hard to get back to but I did Friday. It was torture and I forgot how much it sucks running on that treadmill. I did a full hour but couldn’t run the whole first mile in the beginning and most of the hour was spent fast walking.
I have two more weeks to try and drop as much as possible before the next vacation. This ones going to be a killer because were going to Orlando for a few days and Amy loves her treats like pancakes and ice cream. Hopefully all the walking around will help fight off some of those extra calories I take in.
I’ve been thinking a lot about switching my fitness to more weigh training. I wont burn the same amount of calories but maybe I can do it more consistently and not be so bored at the gym. Of course these are just thoughts but I really have to get off my ass and get back to the gym.
Treadmill Stats past week
In case your curious what that tough day back at the gym looked like after taking off for a while here are the stats. You can compare them to one of my other treadmill posts when I was really into it HERE.
2 Mile Time
3 Mile Time
Total Workout – 60 Minutes +cool down
Its Monday and I hope to post a weigh-in every single week to announce my progress. Hopefully I have progress to share or this will get embarrassing fast.
Luckily today when I got on the scale I was surprised with some good news!
Start of Week #4 Official Weight – 249.1
Hell YES!!!!! I broke out of the 250s!!!!
I couldn’t wait for this to happen. The lowest I’ve been in the past 8 years was about 245 which only lasted a few days right before my wedding in September.
I’m feeling incredible and my clothes are starting to get looser on me. I even stopped jiggling so much when I job on the treadmill. I was going through some old photos, looking for some real before & after pictures to post up on the site, and I was blown away. I really have changed my lifestyle over the last few years just enough to drop some weight and jump back in gear when I see my weight climbing again.
After seeing the great news on the scale I hit the gym early to get my cardio out of the way. I felt great after eating pretty clean all day Sunday and only having some coffee in my stomach from breakfast.
I rocked the treadmill and almost nailed my goal of jogging non-stop for two miles. I would count it but I had to stop three times to tie my shoelaces. I was so frustrated with them I ended up putting double knots in.
I shaved almost a full minute off the post I made the other day comparing my treadmill times to when I started.
Of course after doing so well here my 3 mile time improved as well. I was able to keep jogging without getting really winded or cramping up. Only annoying thing was I had really bad cotton mouth.
Today I only did 45 minutes with an 8 minute cool down. I’m getting better because the longer I jog the more calories I can burn off in a shorter amount of time. Id love to hit the gym and run 3 miles in 30 minutes and get on with my day.
Here’s my overall stats for today without counting my 8 minute cool down.
I came home and drank a ton of water. Then I broke out my DSLR camera and attempted to make some lunch and put up some high quality photos for my Tuna & Guacamole on Wasabi Cracker Recipe. I really hate using the DSLR and just cant get the hang of it. The pictures came out disappointing and after taking so long to do it the crackers got kinda soggy. Oh well, got to get in the food is fuel mindset!