Saturday, March 30, 2013

WLJ: Facing the scale

Well, my transition time is over.  It's time to face the damage I've done by not working out regularly, not tracking my food, taking too many trips to the cupcake place, staying up late and just basically giving up all my healthy habits.

I'm up five pounds since I started my new job.


That's not as bad as I thought, but still ... it's time to get back to work.  This can and is only a momentary setback.  (Cue up the Marc Broussard ...)

I've already started back on track for my goal and just taking better care of myself.

- I joined a gym on Tuesday and have already logged two intense 60-minute workouts.
- I have been packing my lunches all week (except Thursday for a co-worker's going away lunch).
- I have gone to bed before eleven every night this week (except Friday, obviously).

In the coming weeks, I can do even better.

- Cut back to one sweet treat a week.
- Make more dinners at home (which will also probably lend to my lunches).
- Work out four to five times a week for an hour.
- Get back to tracking my food and workouts. (This is the big one!)

These are totally doable.  And I really do need to get after them.  I'm running my first 5K of 2013 in just four weeks.

Total weight-loss goal: 45 lbs.
This week's progress: +3.4 lbs.
Progress to date: -28.2 lbs.
Non-scale victory: I tried a new class on Thursday night called BodyPump.  As I may have mentioned on here before, I'm terrible at weight training because I think it's boring, but I know it'll help me reach my goals and feel even stronger. Thank goodness for BodyPump, which makes weight training more fun.  I'm really excited to go back next week.


  1. Congrats on the new gym! Body Pump is one workout I actually loved. That and the Nike fitness workout they had at 24 HR fitness. Zumba and Body Pump will get you FIT! Yay you!

  2. The only way I get my weight training in is through pump class. With that said, I haven't been in forever. I know I need to get back into doing both cardio and weights...

  3. I prefer weight training, so the only way I get in my cardio is through classes because I don't like it.

    Glad you're back on track. I've missed reading about it!

  4. Way to go already starting on the right track, that's awesome! You can do it! :)

  5. Oh I've been wanting to try Body Pump, but sometimes the classes intimidate me. I may try it out!


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