Grrr…

I’ve been trying to focus on my small victory from this morning. But I can’t. The whole no weight loss thing has gotten under my skin. I said changes needed to be made, and that’s what has to happen.

I’ve been trying to figure out what else I can do differently, other than cutting out the booze, sodas, and candy jar visits. Increasing my activity throughout the day is good, but I need more.

Obviously, I need to start weight training. A couple of push-ups here and there isn’t doing much for the cause. Being a mom though requires some additional creativity in how to get it done. Ideally, I would join the local Crossfit gym; it has childcare. But between school, after-care, and work, the munchkin and I are already trying to make the most of very limited time. I’d hate to take another hour from her just so I can get a workout in.

That leaves me with only one option for now: working out from home before the family gets up in the morning, and before the honey and I go on our daily runs; AKA 4 freaking a.m. I don’t have any gym equipment so I’ll have to rely on the P90X DVDs I bought while pregnant and never used. People have good results with those right?

Anywho, it’s a start.

That number.

It’s been about 4 weeks since I’ve stepped on a scale. In those 4 weeks I’ve gone from basically sedentary to somewhat active. I’ve averaged about 3 runs a week and 1 hike every weekend. My eating habits haven’t been perfect, but they’ve been an improvement to what they used to be.

Weight loss isn’t a goal I’ve wanted to focus on. I’ve been trying to measure my improved health by setting fitness goals: running faster and longer, working out more often, getting stronger. But I’d be lying if in the recesses of my mind I haven’t been hoping for some weight loss as well.

So suffice it to say seeing that number on the scale this morning was a huge disappointment. I wasn’t expecting a huge difference in the number, but I had been hoping for some difference. I got nada, nothing, zero improvement, zilch. Not even a pound.

Obviously, I haven’t been working as hard or eating as well as I thought I was. It’s time for some drastic changes. Baby steps just aren’t working.

Goals for this week:

*Zero booze.
*Zero sodas.
*Zero mini candy bars from the office candy jar.
*More movement throughout the day.

Weekly Recap.

I got in all of my runs except for my long run for the week. That’s 2 weeks in a row now that I’ve skipped the long run. The challenge seems to be in “finding the time” to do it. I need to do it first thing in the morning, but if I sleep in, as I usually do, it gets way too hot to run. No bueno.

Note to self: cut the crap, lose the excuses.

On deck for tomorrow: quick 1 mile run, push-ups, sit-ups.

New goal.

I’ve decided on a third, purely aesthetic goal to add to my list. That goal is:

to take a pretentious “yoga pose on cliff or summit or waterfall” photo at the end of a hike.

You know the kind, the kind of photo that says, “I’m in such kickass shape, I routinely hike tall mountains in my sports bra and capris just to do yoga at the top or by a waterfall; feel free to repost my photo as fitness motivation.”

Yup, that’s settled; goal number 3. Now off to hike the Likeke Trail! Pictures to follow.

crossfitters
crossfitters:

Chyna Cho (back) Lauren Fisher & Camille by David Helbig photography

Holy muscle Batman! I didn’t mention it in my previous post, but my long-term goal is to start doing Crossfit again. I love seeing the amazing things the women of Crossfitters can do. If I can ever do half of what they do, goodness gracious! I can’t even imagine it. One day.

crossfitters:

Chyna Cho (back) Lauren Fisher & Camille by David Helbig photography

Holy muscle Batman!

I didn’t mention it in my previous post, but my long-term goal is to start doing Crossfit again. I love seeing the amazing things the women of Crossfitters can do. If I can ever do half of what they do, goodness gracious! I can’t even imagine it. One day.