Let me start out by letting you know that I have moved my weigh in/recap day to Friday. I did this for a couple of reasons. The main one being that Monday seems to get bogged down with a lot of blog posts and I want to spread them throughout the week. The other reason is that weighing in on Friday allows me to have a little more relaxing weekend. I have spent the last several weekends worrying about what I'm eating, whether I exercised enough, etc, etc. in order to get a number on the scale that I want. I think it might be part of my issue for the last several weeks of not going anywhere with my weight. However it does not mean that I can just fall off the wagon and eat like a pig all weekend and not exercise because I have a whole week to work it off. I've done that in the past and it got me nowhere. I know that I need to continue my process on the weekends as well. It's just a more relaxed process. Sometimes I don't eat breakfast because I got up late or I don't eat 5 times a day. We will see how this works for me in the next couple weeks.
Now I am so happy to report that I lost a whopping 3.7 lbs this week!!!! I was so happy when I saw that this morning I almost cried. I have been really stepping up my cardio this week and obviously it has paid off. That makes my total loss so far 9.4 lbs! I have also adjusted my eating plan a little bit.
As you know I am training to run in the 5k in April. I have done that training twice this week. I also make sure that the days that I don't train I ride my bike. Sometimes this week I rode my bike and jogged in the same day. That is a first for me. :) Yesterday I was planning on jogging again but the wind and cold was so bad that I was having doubts. My friend Pam randomly texted me about the new Crossfit place in town and wondered if I wanted to try it. I decided at that moment that I would go check it out and if they had a class I would do that instead of my jogging. OMG it was an ass kicker! It was a really good workout. Probably the best I have had in a long time and my lungs were feeling it. I finished last in the class but the awesome thing was that I finished. I didn't give up.
As far as my diet is going I have replaced one snack with a whey protein drink and bought more variety of fruits and vegetables. I bought purple and orange cauliflower! I can't wait to make something awesome with that. I'm also switching from coffee to green tea. I don't put sugar in my coffee but I do use fat free half and half. I didn't really think it was so bad until I was checking out the calories. It is 20 calories for 1 tablespoon. Not a whole lot but I usually have 3 tablespoons a day. That is 60 calories a day which ends up being 420 calories a week! That is a lot of calories for something that I can easily replace with 0 calories. It's small changes like this that will help my diet and my body in the long run.