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Wednesday Weigh in

Well I finally did it! It was a truly terrifying experience as I walked into the room, I pulled out the balance board and switched the TV to the right input – why is that always so hard to find? Then I found out that not only had the batteries died in the remote but in the platform as well (sigh) 15 minutes later after looking for new batteries, finally stealing a few dead ones from the counter recycling Jar, I was back on track and on to weighing myself after 4 weeks of blissful oblivion. My Wii person gave me a dirty look for not checking in for too many days to count and wanted to go through a full body test! I gracefully declined and moved on to the scale – Do you ever wonder why they show your BMI first on Wii Fit? I do, I try to calculate what that is in pounds before I even make it to the next screen, then it never really tells you what you weigh, it’s either a gain or a loss from the last weigh in. If you really want to know you have to go to your graph and hover over the dot. Anyhoo – I got on the scale last night and weighed myself, it was really nerve racking and I have to say that I was really looking for an excuse to call it a night – I was having one of those days. On the upside – I did loose some weight, even as I say that the little guy in my head is screaming – not enough! But he’s a jerk and I try not to listen to him all that often.

So where do we go from here?

I don’t know, I really like the idea of only getting on the scale once a month, but it does come with downsides, not knowing where you’re really at, not adjusting your calorie count since you don’t know where you are, and it does give me wiggle room for cheating at the onset since I’ve got 28 days to work it off.

Going back to every week though – I feel that might be dangerous as well, I feel that I was sabotaging myself with that cycle and don’t want to lose the momentum I’ve gained.

I think I’ll split it to every other week for a little while, my cousin is going to start another challenge soon and that will force me back on a weekly schedule anyway. I say this also because we’re heading out of town next week and I don’t really want to watch my calories that closely while I’m gone. I mean really I didn’t get these curves for nothing.

With that said I will have a new exercise plan in place next Wednesday and I’m going to post progress photos tonight.

How is your weight loss journey?

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Wednesday weigh in – Breaking the cycle part II

Happy Wednesday all, I’ve spent the last few weeks rethinking my life and this blog. Mostly my life since my body has again decided it doesn’t like me and I spent another week down for the count. But I have come out with new perspective and a renewed lease on getting healthy!

With that said I wanted to reveal part II of my version of Breaking the cycle:

After a few weeks/months of disappointing results on the scale, I began dreading even thinking about weighing in on Wednesdays, not necessarily the writing about it part – self deprecation is one of my strong suits. But, the cycle of feeling bad, eating more, not excercising, not feeling well, and getting back on the scale to feel bad, I’ve decided I’m not going to get on for the next four weeks. Yes you heard right – I am not going to weigh myself for the next four Wednesday’s! Fear not there is a logical and hopefully not flawed thought process, see I have a plan, it’s broken down into a few parts and the next few blog posts will be about it.

Starting with today:

Exercise:

I’ve been having a lot of back pain recently, no doubt from all of the days sitting on the couch not moving. I realized that my mother is going to have knee surgery in the next few months and I’m going to need to be in better shape to take care of her while she is convalescing. Funny how that motivates me more than I need to get healthy for myself right – did I mention self depreciation earlier? hmm yes I did – moving on.

I’ve put together a 4 week workout plan to get me back on track and hopefully on the road to being in shape.

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Feel free to follow along with me – It looks like a lot on paper but what the middle of the day exercises really are, are 30 day challenges that don’t take very long and it’s a reminder to me to get up from my desk and move around for a little bit.

I’m alternating between Yoga and a Ballet Barre video in the morning as a way to get me stretched and centered before I leave for the office, both workouts are about 30 minutes long, including a meditation session at the end.

For the challenges I’m using the 30days app on my Iphone – I don’t know if they have an android version, but it’s giving me the times for the Wall Sit and Plank challenges. For the Arm and Squat I’m using the following plans:

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Lunchtime is alternating between my usual walks and stretching – can you tell the stretching theme.

Lastly evening is alternating between, playing Wii sports with the teenagers and the Run 5K app, I’ve always wanted to run the Disney 1/2 marathon and have decided it’s high time I take matters into my own hands.

I started Monday and so far with 3 days under my belt I’m feeling pretty good, the stretching is helping keep the muscles from being too sore and I’m very hopeful to keep the pace up through the end of the first 28 days.

I also added a new page to the site that shows progress photos – today is obviously day 1 – sorry for the quality, I don’t own a real camera yet – it is on my list though.

Happy Wednesday to you all!

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