Last week I lowered my expectations after a few of you lovely bloggers suggested that I stop aiming so high. It was almost like I was setting myself up for failure, so this past week I aimed to workout 3 nights a week. How'd I do? Well, I ended up working out twice. Last week I was not feeling like myself...very fatigued and unmotivated. (Which is why this post is late) I actually ended up going to the Doctor yesterday because I couldn't take it anymore. Come to find out I have an upper respiratory infection. Blah. I am currently on a Z Pack and am starting to feel a bit better. Here's how my week went:
Monday - Nada. I picked up my little sister, Lacey from the airport this night!
Tuesday - Yoga (30 minutes)
Thursday - Pilates (25 minutes)
Friday -Nada. Movie night with my sis. (We watched Tangled, again!)
Saturday - Nada. My husband got back from being gone a week!
Sunday - Rest
This week was the first time I had tried Jillian Michael's Yoga, and oh my word was it nuts. I really didn't like much. I found that it hurt my joints, especially my knees and wrists, and was just praying for the 30 minutes to end quick! However, the next day I was so sore, so I may end up trying it again this week.
This is the hardest part for me. Last week I wanted to begin the SparkPeople regimen, but I failed. There's just something that I hate about counting calories and monitoring every single thing that I put into my mouth. I tried to just judge the food that I was eating, but I tend to overdue my portions. (Thank you, American society) For this current week my plan is to not beat myself up over the nutritional part of my journey. I'll take it one day at a time.
Next Week's Motivating Picture
Carrie Underwood - Her legs are amazing.
Well, I did it. I finally weighed myself and I am hating the results. I gained 1.5 lbs. Realistically I know that this is probably weight from the muscles that I am gaining, but I still hate it. I hate that this stupid number holds so much of my self-worth. On a brighter note, while my legs are nowhere near Mrs. Underwood's, they are starting to firm up. Also, my arms are starting to slim down and become defined. The one problem that I am having is that my tummy is gaining muscle (I can see the beginning of ABS!) but since I am not losing much fat, my tummy is starting to look bigger. Not. cool. If this doesn't motivate me to eat better then I don't know what will!
This week was nothing special. Not my best, but I'm coming to realize that it's going to take many baby steps to get to where I want to be. And I am finally okay with that.