Monday, August 4, 2014

AM: 8/4/14

Good morning and happy Monday!

Some days, this is the best way to describe weight-loss:


Yup, I was up again (.6) after a pretty good week. Luckily, my #wwchat tweeps know just what to say to help me press on for another week- "it's all part of the process." So, we are moving on! 

Since it's the beginning of a new month, I've got some new goals I want to work on:

  • Run my Akron Marathon Relay split in 42 minutes- that's about 10:40 minute miles.
  • Run 80 miles. July's total was 64.85.
  • Lose five more pounds. This one might be challenging- I lost 3.8 in June and 2.4 in July so five pounds in just four weeks is ambitious for me and my slow metabolism.

With Akron right around the corner, I'll be kicking up the training and the speed workouts this month. Let's hope that translates into some losses at the scale :-)

Monday- 30 minutes of laps in the apartment pool
Tuesday- 45 minute speed workout at the track
Wednesday- 30 minute cardio dance DVD
Thursday- 45 minute run
Friday- Rest day
Saturday- 3 mile trail run
Sunday- 60 minute at-home walking DVD

This week was a bit all over the place. We went out of town this past weekend and that resulted in lots of eating out and going through all my weekly and activity points for the week. In fact, right now I'm in the negative. Boo. But, I had some delicious food and I am happy with how I choose to spend my points.

I regret nothing. 

I was famished on Wednesday after I worked out and went to my Weight Watcher's meeting. So I went to Panera and grabbed a You Pick Two: Caesar Salad and Garden Vegetable with Pesto Soup. I scarfed it down so quickly that I forgot to grab a picture. But it was delicious! I don't normally like vegetable soup, but this one has great flavor. 

160.6 pounds as of 7/30/14 weigh-in.
+.6 from last week.
-28.4 since January 2013.
-41.4 since heaviest: 202 in 2005.

Monday Bonus! So, if you follow me on social media then you may already know- I've been selected as an Enell Ambassador! I'll write much more about it this week- I am just so excited to "officially" represent a company that changed my life and helped make me a runner. 

Another Monday Bonus! I went zip-lining this weekend and didn't cry- not even once! I have this awesome habit of crying when I'm scared, or mad, or happy, or upset, basically, anytime my emotions are heightened. Think Kristen Bell and sloths. But zip-lining was really fun and most important, I survived :-)

QOTD: How was your week/weekend?


  1. You had a great week of workouts and some yummy looking eats this past week. I love zip lining!

    1. Thanks! I liked zip lining even though I was pretty terrified for the majority of them! lol

  2. Looks like you had fun on your trip! I always struggle with eating healthy when I am out of town as well.

    1. Ugh, it is so crazy difficult! I am glad to be home :-)

  3. Zip-lining! How fun! I don't know if I'd have the courage, but it's always something that fascinated me. The Kristen Bell video with the sloth is one of my favorite videos, ever!

    Up .6 isn't too horrible, so I'm glad you aren't beating yourself up over it - - especially since you were out of town! That's pretty great, in my book!

    Keep up all the great work on training and nutrition :)

    1. Thanks, Heather! I just hate this rollercoaster! :-)