Thursday, November 18, 2010

Weigh In Wednesday!

Another week in the books - they seem to be going faster - especially since it's dark before I even LEAVE work at night! 
I lost 1.8 pounds this week - which really isn't my favorite part - my favorite part is that I am officially at the 20 pound mark! 
8 weeks = 20.4 pounds lost!

Starting last Monday (8th) I started doing the 30 Day Shred.  I have done it 10 days in a row now (including today, Thursday).  Today was my first day bumping up to the Level 2 workout.  I was hesitant because I didn't really know if I was ready to take that step, I had toyed with the idea of just upping my hand weights in Level 1.  But, my friends on Facebook encouraged me to just go for it and I did!  I am really glad that I did - it was more intense but it incorporated some new exercises and it was kind of nice to have a change of pace.  Level 2 brings with it - walking push ups (which I actually did) and planks!  I really am proud of myself, I have gotten up every morning, early, to work out before I go to work for the day.  It makes the rest of my day go so much better, I have more energy and I don't have to stress about when I am going to get some movement in for the day!

My eating is still going well.  I have tried some new recipes when cooking at home - trying to break out of the frozen meal syndrome.  It's nice to have meals all packaged and pretty and spelling out to me exactly what it means toward my points goal for the day - but the chemicals, etc in those processed meals can be frightening.  I have started thinking more about how I can incorporate real, filling foods in to my diet - so we'll see how that goes!  One of the blogs I follow is actually trying the "living clean" eating plan so it will be interesting to see what kinds of things she comes up with and how the clean eating makes her feel, etc and if I can take some of her experiences and try them as well. 

So, I am officially in week 9 of WW, tomorrow is Day 11 of the 30 Day Shred and it's FRIDAY!  Hello weekend!  I am getting my hair cut and colored on Saturday morning and I am beyond excited - I get a new do and get to spend time with my adorably pregnant friend who is also my stylist!  Bonus! 

I have a personal goal coming up next week - I wanted to lose 23 pounds by Thanksgiving - I need to lose 2.6 pounds this week in order to make that happen!  Wish me luck!!

Take care and Be well!

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