I'm afraid I've let down my Healthy Holiday Ho's this week. Granted, as a team we are not necessarily focusing on weight loss but rather health and fitness, I'm still disappointed in my performance this week.
Our challenge was to log as many exercise minutes as possible. I ran a 5 mile Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day in just under 53 minutes and ended up pretty injured (I was actually injured to start with but too stupid to back out). You can read about it here. I didn't exercise again (I don't think we can count walking around doing our Christmas shopping as minutes, although that certainly would have helped) until last night's Tworkout. I can't do anything that would work my ankle or calf, so I did about 20 minutes of arms and abs. Coupled with the stretching exercises I've been doing the past few days, I'm logging a paltry 75 minutes of exercise. Lame.
After hitting goal last week, I was bummed to see a higher number on the scale today. Not totally surprised, but disappointed nonetheless. I felt I made great choices at Thanksgiving, but in the days since, the lack of exercise and eating only ok has taken it's toll. Here are my numbers:
Weight on June 23, 2009: 165.8
Challenge Starting Weight: 136.6
Last Week's Weight: 135.6
This Week's Weight: 137.4
Change: up 1.8
Challenge Change: up .8
Total Pounds Gone: 28.4
Part of this challenge for me and one of my goals is to not stress about the little ups and downs. I'm trying not to stress, but I am disappointed in myself. I am going to need to learn how to balance less activity and eating. I certainly can't eat like I'm training for a race if I'm not.
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