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I’m pretty tired from a weekend of chauffeuring kids to sports so I’m going to keep this recap post pretty brief. This week I was all about the cardio and yoga – for some reason I wasn’t interested in HiiT or my kettlebells. I did 4 running workouts, 2 yoga workouts and a kettlebell HiiT workkout. I didn’t take any post-yoga, or kettlebell or o’dark thirty run selfies, so these three running ones are all that I have:
For four weeks I’ve been working towards my goal of losing 20lbs by doing something active for at least 30 minutes/day and staying within my calorie goal on MyFitnessPal. I’ve gone over the calories three times, and only missed one workout (January 13th). This morning I did my weekly weigh-in and I wasn’t sure what the scale would say. This was a really busy week and I found myself out at McDonald’s with the kids three times, yikes! (Remind me to look ahead at our schedule and prepare things the night before, ok?). As I hesitantly stepped on the scale I reminded myself of all of the “good” things I fed my body this week, and how the 30 minutes of activity each day is good for me. I may be moving towards my goals slowly, but all of the work I’m doing is also healthy for me. It’s hard to keep that in perspective and perhaps I should journal more about the POSITIVE things I feel from this journey.
This week I’m down 1 more pound. This makes a four week total loss of 5.3 lbs. I am slowly slowly slowly getting closer to my goal. I’m also starting to run faster, and being able to lift heavier – my 20lb kettlebell feels almost too light for some exercises (and my 15lb kettlebell still feels too heavy on other exercises). I measured my waist and I’ve lost 1 inch there and 2 inches off of my hips. I hope my clothes begin to feel more comfortable soon!
This coming week will be super busy as I juggle chauffeuring the kids to school, sports and work. My plan is to try and get in my 30 minutes of activity during my lunch break which means I may actually use my gym membership 😆
Have a great week everyone!
How did last week ago?
What’s on your fitness plan for this week?
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