Success at last! Burstn2Summer Weigh-in Day

I worked hard this week with keeping food at a healthy high and a sweet low. It was necessary since I was forced to make many changes to my cardio routine.

Friday brought me the news about my knee and why it was so sore. I have Chondromalacia patella. Fancy word for old body, crappy knees. I know it's nothing major, well, at the moment they don't think it is going to be a surgical remedy, just need to stop doing things like Lunges, squats, running uphill and well, that about covers all the cardio I had been doing. So, I knew that I had to change the food habits more, since the amount of exercise would be more along the lines of body strengthening and not so much my outdoor run/walks. I was told i could still run, but only on flat surfaces. Too bad I don't live in Delaware anymore, I'd have it made. But I do have a treadmill, so I just have to accept that the downstairs walls will have to keep me company for a few weeks. I hope that the swelling goes down and the inflammation does not become recurring. I am not up for surgery right now. 

Anyway, all that lead me to rearranging the bootcamp and doing some of the Ripped in 30 workout. I have found most of them can still get me sweating even without the knee jarring! I hope this continues. I was back down today, even past my start weight, so I technically am down 1 pound from the start. I think if you were to look at just the difference between this weigh-in and last week's, I am down almost 3 pounds. It sounds better, but the real challenge is going to be keeping it down through next week. It's about that time for my weight to go up 5lbs.

I'll be sure to drink my water (which that mini challenge has been good) and eat my breakfast (which that I am already doing too) and this week is for us to make sure to get our veggies & fruits. I think today covered that well. I had already packed my red bell pepper, my mini cucumber, and my apple for the day. these three things are staples. I usually eat snap peas too, but today i didn't. i still have them packed. I also had my summer squash and tomatoes with noodles and fresh mozzarella - YUM!

Here's hoping the same good things can be repeated this week and I'll have great reports for next weigh-in


The first week was a doozy

Burst Into Summer ChallengeToday marks the first weigh-in for the new challenge over at ShrinkingJeans. It's called Burst Into Summer. Summer is my absolute favorite time of the year. I am not the one you'll hear complaining about heat. Trust me. I love the higher temperatures, and only if the humidity hits an all time high, I am in my own little piece of heaven! I lived in S. Florida for a time, and only because of family and a job did I move back up North.

That being said, I am really excited for this challenge and hopefully reducing the waistline. However, this was not the week that was happening. I think I did everything right as far as workout and diet, only a few tiny hiccups with a fun girls night happy hour and one weak moment where M&M's were involved. I am sticking to the water hydration mini-challenge and even kept my vice, coffee, out of the diet!!! YIKES, I have been yawning though!!!

I will make this challenge work for me, and the Fierce Five team I am doing this challenge with. I do not want this summer to have come and gone without losing some inches and gaining some muscle!!!

Even though today's weigh-in had me at a slightly higher weight than the start - I feel good about it!

Let's go Fierce Five!!!!


Not going to let it get me down!

It is final weigh in for the May Your Way challenge over at Shrinking Jeans. It was not a good day for me. Not weigh-in wise anyway! It's just that way!

I am up again. I know I made bad choices over the holiday weekend, so I know that is why. And I am okay with it.

It's the same dreaded two pounds I go and lose one day, and the next they are back. Grrr!!!

Again, I am okay with it, but only because I know I am going to overcome it. It may not have happened this month, and I may not be ready for the Zooma 10K this weekend, but one day soon, things are going to turn around.

I just need to keep hanging out with the Sisterhood and the fabulous support system there to keep me going!

Thanks for another fabulous challenge, I'm ready for the next one!