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This last week has been ok… I clearly took it easy over my birthday and relaxed my eating so I could enjoy a few treats. Getting back on track was hard as a cold wiped me out for 4 days! Going on the bike for all of 10 minutes was a drag… super annoying when I had been packing 40 minutes a day but I couldn’t breathe properly, I have only just returned back to the gym this morning. Anyone else find it hard to get back on track when you have lost the motivation a little?
My gym visit was great, fab to get back into the swing of things… I had done my running, stretched a little, my side to side weight machine thingy and then went to work on my arms. This is where I encountered the most hideous of creatures… the gym newbie.
The person who hogs machines, answers the phone whilst on the treadmill and plays with it whilst he isn’t speaking on it (the phone, clearly!), doesn’t have a gym towel, has their socks rolled up fully (most likely because his mummy told him it was on trend!). Said person was clearly a male of the species.
Though I shall not let some imbecile spoil my time back in the gym! I am chuffed with the run today, I am still running too quickly and I know it cannot be sustained… I will get there!
Food – aside from a few treats and some soft drinks in the pub (still no alcohol since New Year’s Eve… go Sim!) and a few hot Vimto’s to help the cold, I have done ok. We have been having some lovely meals and plenty of fruit and vegetables. I am still using calorie counting as my method which makes shopping take a little longer as I am checking the nutritional values of everything! That 1 extra calorie counts! 😉
Exercise – The bike was a struggle last week but by Sunday I was back on track again, the dog has had some lovely walks and I am now back at the gym. Just getting off my butt and moving more is having a goof effect on weight loss and toning up… hoping I can keep it up longer than the newbie at the gym! I just feel like I should be doing more… I don’t know why and I don’t know what… just more. My FitBit has been playing up this week too and not charging properly and then having me sleeping during the day (chance would be a fine thing!), so a little annoyed that it hasn’t covered my hard work. Anyone else having problems with their trackers?
Total loss this week: 2lbs
Total loss Week 1: 4lbs
Total loss Week 2: 2lbs
Total loss Week 3: 3lbs
Total loss Week 4: 0lbs
Total loss so far: 11lbs
I am so ridiculously close, the first stone since the start of the year is in touching distance. Though all in all, I have lost over a stone since before Christmas… I could well have been one of the few people who lose weight over Christmas! 🙂
So how are you all doing? It’s lovely to see how everyone is getting on and some newbies joining in too! Diets have been swapped and routines have been developed – what are you finding hard this week?
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