It’s summertime! Which means that life is a lot easier – my schedule is free, healthy fruits and veggies are plentiful, and I have nothing but time to work on this goal. Success is practically guaranteed – all I need to do is follow through with my actions. My re-assessment meeting with my surgeon was on Friday, June 8th, which just so happened to also be my last day of school before summer vacation, making Fridays the perfect day to weigh-in. So throughout the summer, I’ll be giving Friday progress updates called Successful Summer Weigh-Ins.
This was the type of week that I want to have for the remainder of the summer (and beyond). My food was on point and my exercise was so much fun and kept me busy. Lots of swimming, Zumba, walking, and yoga. All the activity, plus some high temps, had me guzzling lots of water, which always contributes to success on the scale.
Today I weighed in at 300.2, which means I lost 3.4 pounds this week. Which means, I have 19.2 lbs to go to reach my pre-surgery goal. I’m so happy with this steady loss, and I know that I can keep this pace up if I keep up with this routine. It shows me that I don’t have to take extraordinary measures to see a solid loss on the scale. I just have to stay consistent.
I’m excited that next week should bring me under 300 lbs for the first time in quite some time. And it will be downhill from there!!
I’m also looking forward to spending the weekend being outside and active. The weather is supposed to heat up again, which will bring tons of people to the pool, making laps difficult. My second favorite exercise when it’s hot outside is riding my bike, because no matter how warm it is outside, I feel a nice breeze while I’m riding. And afterwards? Well, that’s what cool showers are for, right? I also plan on going to yoga today (Bikram) and Sunday (Bikram and yin). And of course my 10am Zumba class on Saturday.
This coming week I’ll be taking my first Hot Hula Fitness class, and I cannot wait to see what it’s like. Definitely look forward to a blog post afterward.
Until next week, my friends. I hope the scale treats you well, and that you have a wonderful weekend!