Monday, January 18, 2016

Accountability Monday: 1/18/16

Good morning, friends!

Let's get right into this week-

Monday- Women's Running Strength Circuit, 10 reps, 3 sets
Tuesday- 2.73 treadmill miles, 30 seconds at 4 mph/30 seconds at 7 mph, 10:59 pace
Friday- Women's Running Strength Circuit, 10 reps, 3 sets
Saturday- 30 minute walk on the treadmill, 1.79 miles. Planks and light weight lifting (arms) while watching TV.
Sunday- 4.05 miles with Jen, 11:04 pace

8.57 total miles.

In addition to the goals I shared in my new year's post, I really want to tone up my arms. Since the wedding is only FOUR months away, I've started working on my arms (one of the areas I'm self-conscious about) while I'm watching TV- bicep curls, overhead presses, tricep dips, etc. Below is the "before" flex picture :-) I'll post progress photos each week and maybe we'll see some actual, visible progress!

Food Find:
These week, Matthew and I ate out quite a bit (helloooooo busy spring semester with no time to cook!). One of my favorite meals at Olive Garden is the Citrus Chicken Sorrento. It's part of their "Lighter Italian Fare" menu and clocks in with these statistics:

550 calories
4 grams saturated fat
30 grams fiber
23 grams sugar
58 grams protein

It's a little high in sugar but overall, it's a great choice for me. I usually eat half of it and take the other half home.

So yummy.

149.8 as of 1/14/16
+2.4 from last week.

YIKES! I have no reason for this spike and even though it's incredibly disappointing, I'm still going to keep moving forward and keep working my plan.

Non-Scale Victory:
I finally got rid of all of my "before" clothes. A few weeks ago I bought a book about the KonMari method of tidying ("the life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing") and no lie, it has rocked my world! This weekend, I donated 16 garbage bags full of clothes and shoes to Goodwill. And then Matthew joined the purging and together we donated another 14 garbage bags of clothes, shoes, bed linens, towels, etc. There is still more to do, but I'm feeling awesome about our progress.

Donating all of my too-big clothes was exciting but also pretty scary. I don't have them to fall back on. If my current clothes get too tight (because I'm gaining weight), I'll either have to buy bigger sizes or lose the weight. I think I know what option I'll be choosing :-)

I still can't believe I had all this crap in our house!

Have a great week!


  1. I love the clothes purge! It's one of my favorite things to do!

    1. It was really awesome! I have so much more room in my closet now :-)

  2. Oh yes, the great clothin purge is always fun.

    1. I've only ever done this once before; I think I need to more often!

  3. Clothes purging always feels great. Its always nice to get rid of the old so that you can focus on the new. :)

    1. It is! And I love all my remaining stuff so much more!

  4. I just purchased the KonMari book as well :) Can't wait to do some purging this weekend.