Weight Loss Wednesday #4

wlw4bHappy Wednesday everyone! I missed WLW last week because I had a huge event going on at work, but I’m back at it this week and hopefully won’t need to miss another one for a long time.

First thing I want to mention is I finally got the Facebook group up – it’s set to private, and if you are looking for support I encourage you to join so we can all reach our goals together!

On to my update. Not gonna lie, I didn’t get a chance to formally work out once this week… and by didn’t get a chance, I just straight up mean I didn’t do it. Tuesday and Wednesday I was on my feet all day – running around organizing and decorating, and afterward I was completely spent… Thursday and Friday were pretty much write offs, Saturday my little man was sick so we spent most of the day cuddling, and Sunday was so beautiful we spent the entire day outside in the sun playing in the pool. So today will be my first workout in a little over a week. I am anxious to do it, which is a good sign – sticking with my favorite workouts from T25 for now (speed 1.0, cardio, stretch… repeat) as he’s one of the few instructors that doesn’t irritate me.

I am down 6 lbs! Now… that includes the 4 that I had put on but it’s still progress.

#1 Started May 13, 2015: 235 lbs
#2: 233 lbs
#3: 237 lbs
#4: 231 lbs

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I am getting used to not snacking on junk in the evening most days, but I am still very tempted to grab chips or chocolate whenever I am in the grocery store. I’m also struggling with breakfast again… I haven’t been sleeping well, so I’m quite sluggish in the morning and choosing between 20 minutes of sleep, or making breakfast… sleep wins every time. So I have a few changes I’m implementing this week…

1) Going to bed earlier. This is a hard one for me, because I really need my *me* time to recharge at the end of the day… I typically go to bed at about 10:00 – which I know isn’t late for most people, but I always end up on my phone for another 30 minutes, and 5AM comes quick. So my goal is to climb in to bed at 9:00, and still allow myself the 30 minutes of phone surfing time… and we’ll see if that makes a difference in how I feel in the morning. I would love eventually to be able to wake up, have a shower, eat breakfast… and then get ready for the day.

2) Water water water. I’ve cut out soda pretty much completely – but I’ve been so busy I find the only time I’m drinking water is when I power down a couple glasses at dinner. I’ve set up reminders in my calendar now once an hour so I start drinking it again regularly throughout the day.

3) Exercise no matter what. Even if I’m so tired I’m just going through the motions, I need to get this going so I can turn it in to a habit instead of a chore… my goal this week is 5x – and I will post on the group whenever I’ve completed one – I encourage you to do the same!

How is your journey going? Any challenges or successes you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them!

6 thoughts on “Weight Loss Wednesday #4

  1. The bonus being that the more you exercise, the less sleep you’ll feel you actually need. I have no idea how that works, but it does!

    Excellent progress btw with your numbers. It always helps seeing the scale move!

    1. That is a definite bonus – I just need to make it happen… it’s not like I’m doing anything important – just melting in to the couch after a long day. Thank you! I needed to see the scale change, gives me encouragement!

  2. Any movement is good, so even though you didn’t officially workout last week, running around at work, playing in the pool, walks with the kids – all of that counts! Great job on keeping moving!

    1. Thank you for reading Amy 🙂 I wasn’t able to update for a few weeks but I’m back at it now – though still not as far along as I would like to be!

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