And there you have it! 1 full week down. Only 11 more to go! That actually felt really fast!
This morning Sam came to weight lift with me and it made me so happy! He rarely works out with me so it is such a treat when he can.
You guys – I gotta say…announcing my goals, being firm about how I’m gonna do it, and then actually doing it is making me feel SO ALIVE!!! I haven’t felt this motivated in so long. I feel so whole inside right now. Like I know who I am again. And the writing has been so therapeutic for me…I look forward to blogging everyday.
If you have a hard time sticking to your goals and staying on track, maybe starting a blog or instagram dedicated to your fitness will keep you more accountable. Writing in my Fit Journal everyday and knowing that you guys are going to see exactly what I ate and what I did for my workout keeps me super regimented.
Okay, ready to discuss my progress? For those that don’t want to look at numbers, you probably won’t like this next section. But if you’ve been following my journey for an entire week now and are still angry, all I can say is you need to look at things that don’t make you angry. If reading my blog is not serving you any good, please go do and experience things that make YOU happy!
Having this page filled out makes me feel SO GOOD. If any of you are like me and love checking things off, this page gives you that high. It’s my “Game Plan” page where I schedule out what workouts I’m gonna do for the week. I love seeing every box filled in.
I did 2 runs, 1 dance class, 2 HIITs, 1 weight lifting, 1 aerial hoop (hurt my hands so much, probs won’t be back), and 1 stretching class.
If you remember from my day 1 post, I said I wanted to take more dance classes and yay I did it! I already signed up for another one this Sunday.
WEEK 1 PROGRESS:
This page happens after every 7th day in the Fit Journal. Main thing is I need to drink more water. I can tell I am a little dehydrated at night.
This is my progress over the past 7 days.
If you factor in that I first weighed in at 136 lbs on 8/12/19, then my 10 day change in weight goes to -4.4 lbs. Honestly though, I think a lot of that was extra water retention, bloat and wastage etc. I know this because I wasn’t eating too well before I started the challenge!
My 7 day progress is -2.6 lbs in a week which I think is a record for me. I don’t think I can do this again any of the following weeks. Why? Because like I said above, I think a lot of that weight came from the stagnant nasties being stuck in my body.
The good news is, you can see that some of that weight loss was actually due to fat loss. -0.5% down. And look! I actually gained muscle mass! +0.3% up! WHOO!
My week 1 is off to a great start. To be honest with you, I am fearful inside that I won’t have such intense changes next week. And I’m gonna say it right now, I probably won’t.
The fear really just comes from my competitiveness with myself. My whole personality is about pushing myself to the next level and doing better than how I did yesterday, so I need to prep my mind not to be disappointed. This isn’t just with fitness though. It’s with career, academics, finances etc.
What always helps me calm down is comparing my progress from the starting point. Not just from yesterday. It helps you appreciate how far you’ve come. So that’s why I love making these charts. It makes me think very logically and numerically about my goals instead of just randomly feeling bad for no reason.
Anyway, if I am currently at 131.6 lbs and my goal is to get down to 120 lbs in 11 weeks, I need to lose an average of -1.05 lbs a week. That’s also -0.35% body fat per week. Okay. I need to be on point. I’ve got this.
DAY 7 RECAP:
Went for a run yesterday with some new wireless headphones Sam got me! Started listening to a new audiobook. Not really feeling it…so I’ll tell you the title if I end up liking it.
For lunch, I had a Chipotle chicken salad with guac, pico de gallo, tomatillo salsa, romaine lettuce and fajitas.
As a snack, I had some 50% less salted peanuts and a slice of brie cheese. Almost done with my brie. I’ll try a new snack next week.
I got really hungry before dinner so I made myself a paleo sausage, smothered it with mustard, and ate butter lettuce on the side. I know it looks weird but it was actually really good!
Oh gosh sometimes my food pics just look really terrible. Thank goodness this isn’t a food blogger’s blog. I’m literally just snapping one photo of my food and moving on my with life.
That pile of mush is the zoodle thing I told you about yesterday. I tried pan frying it instead of microwaving and it’s even mushier. So umm, I think I might just make my own zoodles after I finish the last pack?
On top, that is a koobideh (a Persian grilled meat – SOOOOO GOOOOOOD!!!!), on top of some grilled asparagus, along with a roasted tomato. I actually ended up eating 2 more roasted tomatoes and like triple that koobideh amount 😛