Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Packed It On During the Holiday Weekend

Ladies, you know what really stinks? Having to learn a lesson the hard way - multiple times. I've learned this particular one many times in this weight loss journey, but for some stupid reason, it's the one I struggle the most with. FOOD MATTERS. I've preached before about not eating back all the calories you exercise away, and not eating the stuff that you know is super bad for you - and yet, I just keep doing it myself, all too often. Let's see the damage from this past holiday weekend....


Highest starting weight = 227
January starting weight = 217
Last week, July 3 = 182.8
Today, July 10 = 184.2

So today, I have the 'fun' of reporting a gain of 1.5 pounds. It seems that unfortunately, I Packed It On During the Holiday Weekend. Oh, and I took my measurements last night, and I actually have gained back another inch as well. Gross. I knew this was coming though - I weighed myself on Sunday morning, and it wasn't pretty. In fact, it was a bit higher than today even. So for the past three days I've been much more careful than I was from last Wednesday - Sunday, and luckily, I've been able to see the scale go down a bit even in just the last couple of days. The goal for now is to be back down to 182 by next Wednesday, so I'll be pushing myself pretty hard to get there...

However, even though the scale went up, I've been doing pretty good this week with exercising, because I officially started my 5K training this week! On Monday morning, I got up super early and ran 1.5 miles before work. And let me tell you, it really wasn't bad! The weather was pretty nice, and it felt good to get that done first thing in the morning. And as a great bonus, I got to see a beautiful sunrise while I ran too.


 I'm using Hal Higdon's novice 5K plan, so I'll be gradually working my way to more and more miles each week. Then hopefully I'll be ready to run my first 5K in September, and be able to complete The Color Run!! I'm super excited about it, and I think it'll be tons of fun, especially since two of my closest girl friends and bridesmaids will be running it with me! Hooray!

At lunch time on Monday, I also walked for about 40 minutes with my aunt, and burned another 320 calories. Then last night I ran a mile, went to zumba, then played tag with kids while leading games at VBS, and burned a whopping total of 1,411 calories total!!


I got up again this morning and ran the 1.5 miles for today, and I am going to see if I can squeeze in just one more mile right before VBS tonight too. I'm trying to just do as much as possible, so I can keep improving my stamina, pace and endurance. Oh, and of course I want to get rid of this jiggle I got goin' on too. #OperationNoMoreJiggle is definitely still taking place and I'm more fired up about it now after a bit of a holiday binge as well. So come join me on this journey too! 

You can follow along with me and all my updates through Instagram, MyFitnessPal, and RunKeeper.

I'm trying to eat as healthy as possible for the next week so that I can lose this extra pound and a half I packed on during all the July 4th festivities. And I'm also trying to work out 5-6 days this week as well. So far I'm 3 for 3, with plans to go to zumba tomorrow, and run before work again on Friday. So as if I can make myself get up and do something on Saturday, that will be day six! So here's to healthy eating and six workouts in a week. I won't let this little gain get the best of me, but instead I'll use it to push myself harder again. Let's do this!

10 comments:

Des said...

How do you like your watch/counter? I've been looking for one but I want something simple that will just tell me what I did. Which one do you use?

Kristin J said...

Good for you for not letting the gain get you down! You got this!

Ash Z said...

I smile every time I see that hashtag!
Good for you pushing through a gain - It was a 4 day holiday weekend so I say that gives all of us a pass. :)

RitaMarie said...

Good for you! 1.5 is no biggie and you have such a great attitude!

Exercising for health is the far superior thing. (IMO because I don't lost weight even when I run. LOL)

Anonymous said...

Holidays seem to be the hardest for me too. I was up 1.8 pounds for this week. It stinks. But such is life. Carry on! :)

Marcia said...

Holidays are sooo hard! Thankfully it's a new day and a new week! :)

Kate said...

Ugghhh I had a holiday gain, too. It actually felt good to get back on track this Monday. Damn summer fun! :)

Carolyn said...

You're so right! It sucks to learn a lesson the hard way... MULTIPLE TIMES. Note to self: stop trying to run after 10am. It's too hot and you will die.

Good job with getting back on track though! You will kill it in the 5K! :)

Bekah @ re·solve said...

You've got this! Glad you're not letting the holiday eats keep you down :D

Anonymous said...

You are a having a awesome week! Keep it up!