alternate title: A Week Full of Struggle
alternate alternate title: But That's Life, Isn't It?
This was a rough week. It was more of an emotional struggle than anything else. I had several bouts of the "I don't wannas."
I know y'all comment about my consistency, but I realized that I'm consistent because I get to do what I want to do. I work out at the time of day that suits me best. I do the kind of workouts that I enjoy. With the George Foreman Knock Out the Fat Weight Loss Challenge, in addition to what I want to do, there are extra requirements. With extra requirements comes the need to be flexible. I realized this week that I'm not very flexible, at least mentally.
So my goal for this week is to work on the mental aspect of healthy living. I'm doing good with the fitness & nutrition aspects. Time to reprogram the brain!
Here's my weekly recap:
Fitness: I did cardio 5 days out of 7, for a total of 190 minutes. I did take the extra rest day on Thursday because of a sore throat & a poor night of sleep. I'm struggling to get @fitmomtraining's fitness circuits fit into my day. I love a schedule, a routine (hence, my lack of mental flexibility) so I am scheduling those circuits for 2 pm. I think if they are on my schedule, I'll have a much better mental attitude and I'll be able to avoid the "I don't wannas."
The highlight of the week was meeting up with Heather G. (@runfastermommy), a local marathoner and twitter/daily mile friend, for a power walk on Friday. We had never met IRL before, but we realized that we used to be neighbors! Like, 2 streets apart neighbors! It was awesome to chat while we got our sweat on.
Note: I am not counting the fitness circuits as part of my cardio; I count them as strength training.
Monday: running 32 minutes;lower body fitness circuits
Tuesday: Pilates 20 minutes, power walk 10 minutes; upper body fitness circuits
Wednesday: running 28 minutes; cardio/core fitness circuits
Thursday: cardio rest day; lower body fitness circuits (I think, didn't write them down)
Friday: power walk 50 minutes; upper body fitness circuits
Saturday: running 50 minutes, full body fitness circuits
Sunday: rest day
Nutrition: It was an okay week in the nutrition department. The Knock Out the Fat challengers had another full week of menu plans from Alysa (@InspiredRD) and I started doing some tweaking to fit what I need and what our budget can handle. We keep things pretty simple around here.
My fun experiment with the George Foreman grill was to grill our pizza dough to make flatbreads in personal pizza size. We had friends over on Saturday, and we all got to make custom pizzas on the flatbreads - yum!
This week, Alysa has set us on our own to make our menu plan. Check out mine & let me know what you think! I've already filled my snack bags with my favorite on-the-go snack, dried fruit & almonds, so they are ready to go out the door with me when I'm busy.
The Scale: The mental & emotional struggle showed on the scale this week. I'm only down .6 lbs from last week. My cumulative weight loss for the Knock Out the Fat challenge is 2.8 lbs. Total weight loss is 36.6 lbs in 17 months. My BMI is now 36.9.
A special thanks to my Mamavation sistas for their extra pep talks this week - I really needed that!
Disclosure: I am one of 10 Brand Ambassadors in the Knock out the Fat Weight Loss Challenge. I was sent a for my participation in this challenge and will be compensated for my time at the end of the 90 day challenge. HOWEVER, ALL opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.