As I expected, I had a gain this week. Based on my lack of movement and careless attitude toward food, I’m honestly surprised that the number wasn’t higher. The gain is over a two week period and looking back, I know what happened: I was not being dedicated to a(ny) plan, I had a long and tiring work trip to California (and wasn’t mentally prepared when it came to eating/exercise), and part of it was the whole analysis paralysis thing.
Starting Weight: 251
Previous Weight: 213.6
Current Weight: 219.4
Total Lost: 31.6 lbs
As much as I hate gains and know that my success is not just numbers on the scale, I do appreciate the honesty that the scale can provide. I’m moving forward and not letting the cycle continue. I’ve worked so hard in the last year to lose weight and I am not stopping now because of a rough month or so.
So now what?
I reevaluated my goals for Ripped in 30 and yoga and running and everything else. All of those goals that I talked about at the beginning of the year? They were way too lofty. There was no way I was going to be able to do Ripped in 30 and train for a half marathon and do yoga and have family time. And to be honest with you? I didn’t really like Ripped in 30. The blonde chick in the back annoyed me for some reason. So it was ripped (haha) from the plan. I talked to my husband about timing and schedules and created a calendar. And now I am finally really truly excited about my plan. Signing up for the Marine Corps Historic Half kind of lit the fire under my butt and while I’m sure there will be some whining and moaning in the next 15 weeks, I know there will also be plenty of energy and (hopefully) a rediscovered love for running. I made a paper calendar for myself so I can check off each day, but threw everything together in Excel for a quick glance schedule.
Disclaimer: this is a half marathon schedule that I hope will work for me. I am not a running expert and make no claims that this plan will work for you. So if you plan to follow it, it’s at your own risk. That being said, I know that training schedules can be tweaked along the way, so the above is the basic idea.
As you can see, I’ve sacrificed Saturday morning hot yoga for half marathon training long runs (that decision was made much easier when I learned that the instructor is no longer teaching the 8am class…perhaps a sign? ) Today is my first session with a personal trainer for the work-sponsored weight loss challenge and I have a feeling that I’m not going to be able to walk tomorrow. The challenge is over in six weeks so after that, I’ll either XT at home with Jillian or hit the gym in my building. I have a late conference call every Monday so that will be my rest day…and one reason to actually look forward to Mondays for a while!
So. That’s it. There’s my plan. Next up will be more details on the running portion of my training plan which will (must!) include hill training. I’m ready to do this!