Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Losing it and Winning!- Week 5

Another week has gone by and I'm back to report to you on it.

If you are new to this series, I wrote a little bit about my 12 week challenge in this post.  
Here are the recaps for week 1, week 2, week 3 and week 4.



This past week was a hard week physically for me. I hurt my hip somehow at the beggining of the week and a week and half later it still hurts, badly. The good news is I finally made an appointment with a doctor for tomorrow to get it checked out, before I do anymore damage.


MENTAL CHALLENGE

As the weeks go by I have to constantly remind myself how far I've come. Although I usually have what I call small weight losses (2-3 lbs), I have to remind myself that over time those add up to large weight losses.  This week I focused more on how my clothes were fitting me, or not fitting me anymore. Instead of jumping on the scale when I got the urge, I reached for the measuring tape. We had more menu food options, which was really exciting.  We had avocados, granny smith apples and almond butter, grapefruit, quinoa which is in addition to the protein options that we had before. I still craved the junk a couple of times, but I managed to not "treat myself".



WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE

Here are my measurements as of  Sunday, June 8, 2014:

Weight:  155.3 lbs
Bust: 39" 
Waist: 33 1/2" 
Butt:  39"

This week my waist went down 1" off my waist, and my weight went down 2.8 lbs. I seem to be consistent in losing a couple of pounds every week, which I'm getting frustrated with because I feel like I'm working harder than I was a few weeks ago... at least I'm sweating a lot more.  I really wanted to have a greater weight loss, but I'll take the 2.8 lbs.  I'm down a total 17lbs in the past 5 weeks. As of January 13, 2014, I'm down 32.5 lbs.

Here are my original starting weight and measurements as of Sunday, May 4, 2014:

Weight:  172.3 lbs
Bust: 41 1/2"
Waist: 39 1/4"
Butt:  40"

Here is my most recent pic...


And how I looked when I started on May 4th, 2014.


I also found this from an old post... This is what I would have looked like in January as well. (The date on the pic says February 2013, because I had tried to lose weight at the time too and wasn't very successful.)


PHYSICAL CHALLENGE

Of course working out in pain is not fun, and for me it is another excuse not to workout to 100% of my ability.  Last  week, I always limped walked out of gym, feeling I could of done better.  I started off the week on Monday with an upset stomach, which meant I didn't make it to the gym.  Which was fine since I was already having serious trouble walking.  By Tuesday I was feeling better so I managed to get to the gym and did 2 mile run and 1000 meter row, and a core class before my HIIT class.  Now Wednesday was the absolutely killer day! I've mentioned that I generally do HIIT classes plus some other personal workouts given to me by the trainer for our group.  Our personal task this week was to row 10,000 meters on the rowing machine... without stopping.  Well, I scratched off the "without stopping" part and just laughed. I gave myself 1 1/2 hours to complete the task. However my hip and lower back had other ideas, and I managed to get in 6,000 meters before I walked out. Actually I had to take my daughter to an appointment and after I dropped her back off at school, I went back and finished the last 4,000 meters.  Let me tell ya, I was not a happy camper that day. And the pain! I sat on ice packs for most of the evening and googled stretches for hamstrings and lower back. The stretching and ice helped, I managed to get back to the gym Thursday, Friday and Saturday and did HIIT classes on those days plus a few miles on tread and a few more personal workouts.

I'm really hoping to get my hit sorted out this week, so that I can start working out hard again. I'm also going to be changing up my menu options, so that I'm having chicken one day and fish the next.  In case you are wondering, I'm in second place for % weight loss for my class, and I'm in 5th or 6th place with the other "losers" in the other two classes. So that is about 5 of 6th out 30 people (i think).

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