My birthday is July 2nd, and what better gift could I give to myself that to reach this goal that’s nearing two years in the making? So from now until then, I’ll be giving Sunday updates/weekend wrap-ups on my progress called Birthday Gift Goal Updates.
This morning I woke up and was so excited about the weather forecast and some plans that I had, that I completely forgot to weigh myself on the scale. I’m disappointed that I forgot, but at the same time, I have a feeling that the scale probably didn’t change too much in either direction. Again.
I’ve been doing well with my food, but not great on the exercise front. When I look at some of the people that have been my inspirations in this weight loss journey, for example Scale Warfare and BeautyJunkie824, the biggest difference between their routines and mine is the fact that they’ve been putting in WORK exercising.
I keep saying that I need to workout more regularly, but so far, I haven’t got back in the zone that I can get in during the summer. But summer only lasts 2 months, and if this is going to be a lifelong journey, I need to learn how to make working out a priority even when my schedule gets busy. Because lots of people with much busier schedules than mine find the time, and I can, too, if I really want it.
Along those lines, today I went on a long walk with one of my friends, and it felt good to get out and get moving. The weather was beautiful, and we were able to get to the trail before it got too hot. We were going at a really great pace, fast enough to really get my heart rate up and for me to sweat a bit. The problem was that I also had that numbness in my feet that I was experiencing a few years ago (and every now and then since). I’m not sure what brings it on, but the only difference between today and all the other days that I walk is the speed we were going. It’s super frustrating not to be able to walk as fast as I know I can because my body (specifically, my feet) aren’t cooperating. I’m not going to let the frustration get to me, though. I’m going to do what I can right now and know that as I lose weight, this will improve.
Not much else to report this weekend. I had to proctor the SAT early on Saturday morning for 5 hours, after which I did the grocery shopping for the week. And the rest of the day I did my own marathon of watching Game of Thrones. It’s not the type of series that I would normally be interested in, but I’ve been hearing such great things from everyone about it, I thought I’d give it a try. And before I knew it, I was sucked right in. Today, besides the long walk, I prepped my food for the week and spent some time reading outside. A nice, quiet, relaxing weekend.
So this week’s workout plan is:
Monday: walk Sofi; aqua aerobics
Tuesday: Zumba DVD; walk Sofi
Wednesday: walk Sofi; aqua aerobics
Thursday: elliptical at the gym; walk Sofi
Friday: walk Sofi; OnDemand workout
Saturday: Zumba class; long walk with Sofi
Sunday: long walk with Sofi
Here’s to a week of getting it done. A week of no excuses. A week of endorphins brought on from a hard workout. And a week of feeling proud for sticking to what I said I was going to do.