Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Weekly Weigh-In 3/12

Heaviest Weight: 271.0 lbs
Last Week's Weight: 223.4 lbs
Weight Loss: -1.0 lb
Current Weight: 222.4 lbs
Total Weight Lost: 48.6 lbs

I'm down a pound since last week! I'm so excited to see a loss after making the decision to keep going. My plan is to work even harder this week and maybe see even more loss next Wednesday.

Workouts for the Week

Wednesday - 2.00 miles on the treadmill
Tuesday - Day 1 of Jillian Michaels' Kettlebell Workout

I completed Day 2 of the kettlebell workout today, but that will be included with next week's weigh-in post. Tomorrow is Day 3. I can really feel it working in my legs, especially the front and back of my thighs. The soreness means it's working, right? ;-)

Friday, March 7, 2014

14 in '14 Update

I figured I should write an update about how things are going with my 14 goals for 2014.

Complete a 5K.

It's not completed yet, BUT Mallory, Emily, and I have all registered for the Color Fun Fest in April. I think it's going to be so fun!

Read more than 10 books this year.

I've read 3 so far, and I'm working on the fourth. Maybe I can get some reading done during Spring Break, which is this week!

Give Emily a bridal shower.

This is the first goal on my list that I can cross off! Mallory and I gave her a shower two weeks ago, and I think it was a great success. Emily loved it, and she was 'showered' with lots of wonderful gifts.

On the left is Emily's mom (and my aunt) Darla and on the right is my mom

See a movie in the theater at least once a month.

Well, this one's already a bust because I didn't see on in February, but I'm now shooting for 11/12. In January, I saw Gravity, which I was very disappointed with by the way.

Walk/run 1,000 miles this year.

Ha! So far, I've logged 18.16 miles. To complete this goal, I will need to log at least 3.3 miles every day for the rest of the year. We'll see how that goes...

I haven't made much progress with my other 9 goals yet, so I just left those out for now.

Do you have any goals for 2014? How is it going for you?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A Fresh Start


It's been way too long since I wrote anything on here. I've decided I need a fresh start with my weight loss and with this blog. I have lots of updates to share, and I'm hoping I'll find the time to write about it all.

For today, I'm going to talk about my weight loss. I was looking through my weight tracker recently, and I realized I've been stuck in the same range since the end of August. I'm sure it was one of the first plateaus I would encounter, which is why the weight was harder to lose at first. Then, my dad's heart attack and consequential bypass surgery came about at the end of October, and I took care of him until December, which caused me to push my regimen aside. Since Christmas, I've just been in some kind of funk. I have had no motivation to work out at all.

All that is going to change. I want to keep going. I want to lose weight like I did during the first six months of last year. I want to feel good about myself again for choosing to work out and seeing the results that come from that choice. I think I got comfortable with where I was, but I've lived in this body long enough...long enough to be uncomfortable with it and slowly find that motivation I have been lacking for too long.

From now on, I'm going to keep up with my weigh-ins every Wednesday with a weekly post, which will include how much weight I've (hopefully) lost and what workouts I completed throughout the week. 

I'm excited to be back in the swing of things and to see where this fresh start takes me.

Heaviest Weight: 271.0 lbs
Current Weight: 223.4 lbs
Total Weight Lost: 47.6 lbs