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Weigh in Day 3: slow and steady

I usually try to have my treat/cheat meal on Friday or Saturday, AFTER weigh in day, but this week it happened to take place Thursday evening. Thursday also being the only day that I’ve felt hungry none stop in the past 3 weeks.  I ate a bit more than planned, but all healthy choices-except for my chicken brie and fig sandwich (minus skin) and yam fries (healthier right??? lol) it was so worth it for my cheat meal.   I still felt good about how I ate for the day.

but I was a little nervous that the meal, plus a few extra calories from extra snacks would completely ruin my weigh in.  Hopped on the scale this morning.

Last week: 159.8

This week: 157.4

That means I’m down 1.4 pounds this week, slow and steady the weight is disappearing, which is super especially after eating a cheat meal the 12 hours before.   This also means Steph has to put $50 extra on her credit card-  I have yet to hear her confirmation of completing this, but I’ll make sure that gets done!  Next week I will weigh in and do measurements. I didn’t post them, but I did take them at my starting weight.

I am feeling confident that I can keep this up until I’m back at my ideal weight.  I am hoping to get back to this weight by January 22 as that’s when I have a week off and head to the Bahamas for a friends wedding.  Thinking about wearing bathing suites for a week is motivation to get my butt moving almost every day.

I’m also looking forward to December to have more time to focus on fitness.  I picked up an extra 60 hours at my casual job this past month.  Often I work these extra shifts after my normal job which means I have a 14-16 hour day, or I’ll sometimes pick up an extra 12 hour shift on a Sunday- like I have coming up this Sunday.  This doesn’t leave a lot of time for workouts, so those days I really focus on my meals and sticking to what I’ve planned and packed to eat.   I think I have 1 extra shift in December so I will have more time to dedicate to my half marathon training and working out in general.

The plan for this week:

Friday: Workout with Laura (Laura being my roommate/trainer)

Saturday: Workout with Laura and short 3-4km run with Koda.

Sunday: I work 11-11, but have made plans with my old running buddy Jill to meet at 9am to attempt our old 6.whatever Km run. Then I’ll head to work.

Monday- I took a day off of work to book a bunch of doctors appointments, so once I’m done those for the day the plan is 8km run with Koda in the afternoon.

Tuesday- Work 15 hours, just get in the normal morning walk with Koda.

Wednesday- pack in a short run right after work before Volunteering at the Food Bank

Thursday- Haven’t decided yet, I have a basketball game, but I may be driving home a day early for the weekend.  I’m going see how I feel later in the week, might be a good day for another rest day.

Here’s to another busy and great weekend ahead.

Weigh in day 2: Is it a positive or a positive?

Weighed in this morning and it’s one of those positive negative positive situations. How every you choose to look at it.

Weighted in at 159.2

so that’s down -.06 lb

So that’s POSITIVE, but it’s not the 1lb goal I have set for each week which is negative, BUT means I will be paying (a measly) $25 towards my lady’s shrinking debt.   so that’s still a positive in my mind as I still lost some weight and we’re getting rid of her debt.

I’m still really happy with my weight loss. I had another BUSY week working a little too much between my 2 jobs.  I stuck to my diet except for one evening had a larger snack and a treat, but shit. I was eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted and feeling like crap about it so I can’t even feel bad this week!

I only got 2 runs in this week totally 7.88km, but both were faster times than the last few times I ran so there’s another positive.

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Koda leading the way on one of our runs.

 

My plan for the next week:

Friday- Training with Laura

Saturday- Training with Laura and short run 4-5km run in the river valley

Sunday- Longer Run with Koda  and Soccer game

Monday- I work 15 hours no planned workout

Tuesday- Spin class (unless I work late) or Gym night

Wednesday- Basketball game

Thursday- short run before work with Koda as I work LATE

My running goal for this week since I didn’t meet last weeks is to run a total of 15km. Very doable!

Weighing in and workout plans for the week

Weighed myself this morning.

162.4

My goal for November 6th is to be 1 pound down.

I haven’t weighed this much since August 2011. I’ll use it as motivation to get moving. I ran Monday and Tuesday this week after work. Today I have my first personal training session with my roommate.  It’s a win/win for us both, I get trained for free as it’s her practicum, so it’s benefiting us both.   We are working out Friday nights and Saturday mornings for the month and half.  I can’t think of a better way to get motivated in the gym then to have someone else dictate how your ass is going to get handed to you while you’re there.  I don’t have to think up a workout, I just get to go and DO. I am looking forward to it.

I am nervous though. I am very out of shape. In my head I can still lift the weights I was, but truly I can’t right now. That doesn’t mean that I wont again!

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My workout plan for the week:

  • Friday- workout with Laura
  • Saturday- Workout with Laura and short run with Koda (I work from 11-5 also so run will be after work as we’re working out before I work)
  • Sunday- Short run with Koda, soccer game
  • Monday- Walk Koda before work, Working a double shift so no actual workout
  • Tuesday- Walk Koda before work, SPIN Class at 6:15
  • Wednesday-Walk Koda before work, again working a double so no workout
  • Thursday- Walk Koda before work, work late that day, but head right to the gym from work.

Paying off debt by getting fit.

It’s a little late, but it’s still Monday-the day I said I’d post!

I’m still not 100% sure if this bribe to get fit is going to work, but let me explain the just of it.

If I reach my weekly goal of losing a pound my girlfriend will put extra money towards her debt.   I’m sure this brings up some questions such as: why wouldn’t she just pay more towards her debt? or if you don’t reach your goal does she get to add to her debt? or why does she have debt anyways? or why do you have to lose weight for her to pay extra?

Forget all your questions, well except for the, does she get to add to her debt if I don’t reach my goal, NO.   The real question should be, how will that help you reach your goal each week?

It’s super motivating to me, as we will be working out together a lot of the time.  She has already stepped up and started paying more on her debt (in order for us to do more in the future- travel, home renos etc) and I’ve offered to help because I don’t have debt, but she wants to do it on her own. I highly respect this, but at the same time I love this gal and I’m sure some of that debt actually was spent on me, plus if we were to get married at some point that debt becomes mine anyways. Why not rid ourselves of it quicker!

If I reach my weekly goal, she will put $50 extra to pay off her debt.  I don’t reach my goal I will be paying the extra payment on her debt.  So this bribe is for both of us.  I’m always encouraging her to put a little more on her debt and she’s encouraging me to go to the gym and offering to workout with me. What a huge help to have a workout buddy and financial adviser in your own home. This will push both of us to work towards our goals.  I know she’ll push me to workout more as she doesn’t want me to help her with her debt and I won’t slack in order to make a payment, but I think if I keep reaching my goal then maybe I should be able to just make a secret payment.

We spent all weekend talking about it and figured this is fair as it really is a win/win for both of us. We’re both going to get fit and both going to come out ahead with the debt.

This bet/bribe/competition will start with weighing in this Friday since I still need to go out and buy a scale for the home and work a few extra shifts at work.  So week one will commence October 30 and we will know the first outcome on weight loss/debt repayment on November 6.  This doesn’t mean that I’m not working out this week, we went for a short 27 minute run after work today and have plans to do same or hit up the gym tomorrow.

She knows I don’t need a bribe to get my act together and get fit, she just figured to get started it might help jump start my motivation.  She was right.  We may also have a friend competition in the works, but again need to work out details.  another blog post, another day!

Let me know what you think.

Plan for the week

I have a busy week ahead of me!

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Started this Monday off with a quick 20 minute walk with my best dog friend, Koda, before I had to head to work.  I am hanging out with a kid I used to work with after work this evening… we are going out for dinner so I’m sticking to my meal plan until dinner and then am planning to do a Nike Training work out tonight.  

Tuesday- I’m in training.  I packed my meals/snacks for the day already so I’m good to go once I walk the dog in the morning.  I then have to work from 4-8ish.  I plan on doing a 4km run on the treadmill while I watch some netflicks once I get home.

Wednesday- In training again. Meals/snacks are packed. Plan to walk the dog before training. I then have a pedicure at 5:45pm !!!! woo pampered feet! Since I won’t want to ruin my nails by putting shoes on, I think I will do a Yoga video I have and work on cleaning my house!

Thursday- Last day of work until the 18th as I am headed to the Dominican Republic at 3am!!! So this day will take forever since I already don’t want to be at work and it’s only Monday.  I have a fun leg waxing appointment and then the evening to get in a run and probably another Nike Training workout. I’ll probably be running around like a crazy person packing, even though I already started and really only need to pack shoes and bathroom things.

I think this week will go fast!

Finding Routine

I’m in my fourth week of this new position at work. I work Mon-Thurs, 9-4 (9-10 on Mondays). It’s a decent shift. I used to have a 3 week random rotation that I wont even attempt to explain besides I worked: evenings, days, 24 hours shift and did sleep over shifts- I work in a group home setting.

Anywho,

My goal is to be able to get up at 7, run my dog from 7:15-7:45, shower and leave for work by 8:30. eventually I’d like to fit in a work out in the evenings as well (weight training type workout)

So far I have not accomplished this once, but I do get up at 7:30am get ready for work and walk Koda from 8-8:30. Walking is better than nothing for me and the dog loves it.

He is eager to get outside as soon as I leave the bedroom as he is used to our morning routine of walking. The major problem is I’m not exercising nearly as much as I was when I worked my random schedule. I still play ball hockey, but the season is coming to and end, as is my co-ed (beer league) soccer team. Then what will I do all summer to keep moving?

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Why don’t I workout after work you ask? I feel guilty not going home to

1. See my husband, whom I hardly see as he works 4 on 4 off night shift

2. Poor Koda likes to go for an after work walk if the hubby hasn’t taken him before he works.

I think what I need to do is keep attempting to get up earlier each week and eventually I will be able to get up at 7 and run. I feel so lame saying I have issues waking up at 7am when I know I even have followers who get up and run at all hours, when they are hung over and are just really motivational. 

BUT it’s a struggle for me right now and that’s why I blog. Maybe someone else can relate or has tips?

How have you made yourself a workout routine?

How do you fit in workouts between work, family, pets, sickness, life?