Wednesday, June 01, 2011

May Your Way - Final Check In

Well, I really don't have to tell you what kind of week I've had - because I spilled that all out for you yesterday.

What I do need to do today is look back at the goals I set at the beginning of this challenge and see how bad I did.

Before I get to that - let's get to the "big" work-out I had planned for yesterday evening.  I didn't go to the park...

Don't panic!! I worked out, I just really had a rough time making myself go out in 90 degree weather.. PLUS my allergies are SUPER bad....yeah, I know, excuses, excuses.  Working out at home is almost just as good - it's better than nothing.

I remember this time last year blogging about my allergies not being too bad - and probably having to do with being outside so much.  I think I should give that a go again - but DAMN they're bad.  I wake up with my eyes glued shut, I'm so congested that my head feels like a constant water balloon just waiting to explode....I know, eww, right?  Guess I'm gonna just have to take baby steps - and see how it goes.

OK - now on to the hard stuff....the goals I set for myself at the beginning of the they are, and how I did:
  • Hit Onederland - FAIL - not even close!! Weight is coming up next.
  • Increase my weekly amount of exercise - FAIL - I decreased...I went from very little, to urm..NONE 
  • Average at least 5 miles a week of running - FAIL!!  Think I did this the first week, and that's it
  • 30 minutes of strength training at least twice a week - FAIL - no strength training, except for last night 
  • Keep caloric intake below 1600 calories per day - Almost Pass - Was doing this up until this past weekend 
  • Try at least one new recipe/ food per week - FAIL - again, did it the first week, nothing after that
I know - terrible, pathetic...unacceptable.

Now, let's get to the numbers.

My starting weight for this challenge:  216lbs
My weight ending this challenge:  211lbs

I lost 5lbs - a total percentage of weight loss of 2.3%

That's not bad - except for this time last week I weighed 209.8lbs.  I gained 1.2lbs this week - which I'm shocked about...I expected much more than that.

It's no surprise that I've been in trouble for a while now.  There's so many things going on with me -it's hard to pinpoint the exact cause.  I really should have no worries, I'm done with school, I'm not working - I have plenty of time to work-out.

Maybe that's the problem.  I was so used to having a hectic schedule and making my weight loss a part of that crazy routine worked for me.  I enjoyed getting off work and heading to the track.  I enjoyed planning my meals, because it was so easy to be organized and prepared for work and school.  I just don't know.

I guess I just need to find my groove again.  Today, Jelly and I are heading off to the Farmer's Market and to the park.  I need some activities - I CAN'T sit around the house.  Tonight I'm going to do some Zumba.... it's more of a fun type of work-out....and I need some fun.

Hopefully, by the time the next challenge is announced - I will have found me again...I will be back in the saddle ready to finally commit and check all of my goals off the list with a PASS!!

Till next time. ;)
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  1. Congratulations on your loss!!!

    Joanna, it makes me so sad to see that big red FAIL on your goals. You didn't fail, you just didn't pass :) You can do it though and our next challenge will kick your ass into gear for sure :) It will be a teams challenge with online bootcamp, so you will have lots of people keeping you from not passing :)

  2. Good job on the 5 pounds. I agree with Christy..we don't fail. maybe didn't get an A+ but as long as you try you pass. And that 5 pound loss says you tried!

  3. The sad truth is, I really didn't try. I have no idea how I lost those 5lbs - it wasn't really from putting an effort in, that's for sure.

    I'm very excited about the next challenge. I was just thinking maybe it's time to look into boot camp again - but then I remember, I'm unemployed and broke..LOL An online bootcamp sounds AWESOME!!


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