Today's entry comes to you from the seats of The Muny, theco nations oldest & largest outdoor theater. I got here early to nab some free seats & have 20 minutes until curtain, so why not write a blog?
Today was weigh-in day. I didn't expect anything major after last week's 4.5 lb drop, but I was super active this week & stayed well within my calorie goals for the week (Yes, even with that whole bag of Gardettos I devoured in 4 days. Lesson learned).
This last week was the start of the Shrinking Jeans Burst Into Summer Challenge. Part of the challenge is a 6 week bootcamp. As I mentioned last week, I started a few days late due to work taking over my life, but I caught up! I did the Week 1 workout on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday & did Week 2, Day 1 yesterday (ouch). I would be lying if I said it was easy. As someone still nearly 100 lbs from my "ideal body weight" some of the exercises were a lot to take on. But I did it! The first day was not a breeze, but when I finally finished & collapsed in my living room floor in a pool of sweat I was SO PROUD of myself & totally exhilarated! Sprints for sure kicked my butt, but I can already tell that they're going to help me become a better runner. The squats have made my legs ache for days, but I can feel the strength I've gained already. The side plank dips . . . well they just plain sucked. Let's not lie.
After working my butt off all week I was hoping for a great number this week. So imagine my disappointment when I saw this . . .
Previous weight : 231.5 lbs
Current weight : 234.5 lbs
Gain of 3 lbs.
What the heck. Yes, the Gardettos were a fail & so was a drunken diner meal on Sunday night, but I still ate well the rest of the week. I compensated well & tracked my food, so that can't really be the issue. I do feel like I'm retaining water somewhat & maybe I gained a little muscle? Who knows.
But honestly, I'm not that bent out of shape about it. I KNOW I worked hard this week, despite literally working EVERY DAY for the last week & being home just to sleep. I had many a chance to blow it & to break my no fast food streak (almost 5 months now!), but I didn't. I could've easily blown off my bootcamp workout, but I didn't. I'm up 3 lbs, but I don't care. :)