Holding my nose to the Grindstone

It's been really one of the hardest weeks in a long time for me, but I am pushing forward. Unfortunately, for me, it's not a downtime moment. I have to hit the grindstone and get some work (real work) done, UGH!

The only way I can deal right now is to keep focusing on exercise. And hey, that's good for the body, right?  It doesn't hurt that I am super amped up on adrenaline and cannot stop moving. Last night I got in a super walk/job and then the #tworkout and burned a lot more calories than I have in a while. It kind of beat up my knee a bit, but really the burn felt so good. So good in fact that I did a sprint run again tonight using my Lolo app. It was hard cause it is so freaking hot outside that no one should have been doing said run, but I stayed in the shade and managed 2 miles in 35 min (not really the best speed, but I was trying to take it easy too) and feel so much better now that it is done.

Burst Into Summer Challenge

As for the Burst into Sumer challenge at shrinkingjeans, I think I was up when I weighed in this am, but only by a few ounces. If this adrenaline thing keeps up, I'll be back down again soon, so I hope it does! This is actually my high week in my cycle. So that is promising! I did not do too well with the sleep mini challenge. It is just so hard to get to bed at a normal time. I tend to stay up a bit longer so I can get my son up for a potty break - usually around 11pm. 7 hours means I need to go to bed at 9:30 or 10 at the latest.

This week's challenge is to kick soda - done! I haven't had soda in months. I don't even know how many now, 3 maybe? I did have three cocktails last Friday night, but they were the watery kind and did not draw me back to it's evil clutches. Coffee however, UM, yeah, I think that may be back in my life again. [Today I had a rough time getting it down being all stressed out, but I doubt that is a lasting situation. I am going to need it to get me through this week!!!] I did give it up completely for 5 weeks! Thing is, it did not do anything special for my weight loss, so I feel like as long as I get some caffeine and keep the calories down, It's a good thing - eh?!!

Okay, really now, I could talk all night, but I must get back to the grind!


It's Down Time!

As I start typing this, things are in their normal state of crazy bedtime routine. I had hoped not to be this late checking in, but alas, here I am.

This has been a good week. I don't see it so much on the scale, but I feel better. (Most of the time) I feel like the working out has been effective even though I am not doing the boot camp as I had planned. I have been keeping a close look out on my knee and how it is reacting to what I do, whether it be walking, trying some sprint training, or the tworkout.

All in all this week I added in some hills and a few squats. The sprints were great. (Thanks Lolo Burn) The more frequent walks have been fun (totally loving having a partner to walk with) and yeah (sorry @aprilshowrs), the squats were not the best idea. I'm just glad I stopped at 20.

So, the walk is done for today, healthy food was made for dinner tonight and for lunch tomorrow, the weight is down a tiny bit, the blood pressure is hitting an all time high after putting the kid to bed, and now I am ready for some DOWNTIME for me!


Skip Skip Skip...

Ever sit down to write a post and just feel like you are saying the same old same old? I feel like a broken record. I am always saying my weight is going up and down like a roller coaster or like a yo-yo, but it is so true, so I am skipping that for today and moving on with fun stuff!

Burst Into Summer Challenge

Let's talk about some accomplishments!

I found a great walking partner that doesn't mind me being kind of slow right now. We're both working on our health and she's willing to keep me company even in this crazy humid heat!

We walked up a hill tonight, and a total of 2.8 miles and my knee is not too sore right now - huge huge accomplishment!

Even though I skipped Bootcamp and Tworkout, both of which I am really excited for, due to above discussion about my knee, I still have managed to get in 4.5 miles of walking and a pool workout for the week.

I have hit or exceeded my veggie and fruit mini challenge each day. (I love me some sugar snap peas!)

I am still consuming more than 60 oz of water each day. (Got a bigger jug to drink from too!)

I am eating a healthy breakfast first thing in the morning. (Either an egg with tomatoes and southwest seasoning, or some Better Oats Maple Oatmeal with Cranberries and almonds)

I have also been stealing time for myself - biggest accomplishment ever!

So, my weight - not bad - after I weighed in a second time. I am so glad I did! Not sure what was going on, but it was a big difference. Now, to keep on this trek!

Hope that everyone else was happy with their own accomplishments because it's what really matters in the end.

I'll end this with a fun quote I had in my in-box today from Givemore.com:

Do or do not, there is no try.

If you haven't already signed up for their daily quote emails, you should. You can download their little posters of the quotes you like. I have my work wall lined up with my favorites, which are quite a few actually. 

Enjoy and see ya'll next week!