Let's get this out of the way: Zero loss this week. However, zero gain, too. The two I lost last week are still gone. That's good.
I have been eating quite well. I have had some treats but in moderation. Still craving a donut like no one's business! One of these weeks I'll cave and have one. Maybe even this Sunday, since Logan's singing in church. Maybe we'll get donuts afterward. I have been very active, as usual. I am starting to think that still breastfeeding is making me hold on HARD to these pounds. Oh well, I'll be done with that soon enough.
I am sad to report that there is no way I'll reach my goal of losing the last baby pounds by the time we attend a wedding in March. I'm going to keep plugging away, though.
My activity this week:
Last Wednesday I took completely off because the Spartacus workout I did on Tuesday had me so incredibly sore!
Thursday: I think I maybe took that day off too. I was really sore.
Friday: 30 minutes of stair climber and lower body weights
Saturday: Ran outside 4.32 miles. It took me 47 minutes due to an achy knee and icy spots on the sidewalks. I had to walk sometimes.
Sunday: Spartacus workout again. Still really hard, but I wasn't super sore afterward.
Monday: 30 minutes on the bike
Tuesday: ran a mile on treadmill, did upper body weights, then 15 minutes on stair climber
So far this year I have run about 25 miles. I expect my mileage will pick up when outdoors running conditions improve. I really hate the treadmill and have a hard time outside when it's snowy or icy.
Over at Mama Notes, the host blog for this challenge, Samantha has posted a couple questions for those of us whgo are participating.
First: Do you snack, and if so, what do you snack on?
I snack. For sure! I tend to eat breakfast sometime around 8, snack around 10:30, have lunch around 12:30 or 1, snack around 3 or 4 and we eat dinner pretty late, usually around 6:30 or 7. (I wish we ate earlier, but that's just how it usually works out. The good thing about that is I never want to snack just before bed.) Also, if I work out in the morning, I eat a banana before I go. If I work out in the evening, I will usually have a yogurt or glass of skim milk when I get home.
My favorite snacks are fruit, yogurt, I just tried veggies with hummus but probably won't buy hummus again, Triscuits and sharp cheddar or Laughing Cow cheese, cottage cheese, peanut butter on celery or an apple, or a bowl of raisin bran (LOVE that stuff!) Oh, and I ADORE nuts and trail mix, but have to be REALLY careful because, although the "experts" say nuts will fill you up, I can eat TONS of almonds or walnuts without feeling full. I just want to eat more and more and more, so I have to pre-pack them into servings. Otherwise I can easily sit down and chow 800 calories of trail mix or almonds, and still be rifling through the cupboard.
Samantha's other question was:Do you lift weights?
She noticed she hardly ever sees females lifting at the gym. They all just do cardio.
Yeah. Females are afraid of "bulking up" if they lift weights. I can tell you, though, I have a body weight sticking point of about 146 pounds. My body is very comfortable there. I weighed that much on my wedding day, then went up to almost 170, then lost it through Weight Watchers and cardio, and weighed 146 again before having Logan. Then I went up to 205 with Logan, then it took me a good 2 1/2 years to get back to 146, but this time I incorporated lots of weight training and I looked SO much better at a weight-trained 146 than I did at a cardio-only 146. It REALLY makes a difference in the way your body looks.
I am definitely a lifter. I lift three to four times a week, and quite heavily. I am a pretty strong girl, at least compared to the others I've seen lifting at my gym. I also do cardio at least four times a week. I think it's about having a good balance of both, plus cardio's good for your heart and lungs, hence the name "cardio!"
So, this week I would love to see some pounds go bye-bye. Hopefully if I just keep on keepin' on, it'll happen. Oh, yeah, and some sleep would help. I'm talkin' to YOU Jordan!
And I need to be better about the vitamins again. I keep forgetting!
Hope you have a great week!
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