It has been an insane week. I was at the gym every day Monday through Friday, which was exhilarating. Really. I love being there. The atmosphere is amazing. The people are inspiring. I just love it. Monday, Wednesday, Friday is my “normal” routine, but this week Thursday was my workout with Vanessa (personal trainer). Tuesday, Fitworks had a special community workout to raise money for autism. It was an amazing time.
My workout with Vanessa was intense this week. We did a lot of resistance training with bands. I actually enjoyed it, and I felt it the next day. I have been pretty consistent on the elliptical this week, too. The course I do is 33 minutes (including cool down time), and I have been able to maintain about 2.25 miles in that time all week. My calories burned usually hovers around 415, too. I think that is awesome, if I do say so myself.
So, as for my weigh in this week…I am happy to report I am still consistently losing. The scale read 283.8 this morning, which is 2.4 pounds lost for the week (28.2 total for nine weeks).
I notice the lower the number gets, the more anxious I get. I suppose that is because I have not seen anything below 280 in about 5.5 years! My tension is rising as I inch closer to 280 because somewhere inside me there is still a little voice echoing, “You’ve never gotten below 280. Never.” I am my own worst enemy. Really. As I continue this week at the gym, I will be keeping that voice tied up in a closet as far back in my mind as I can. I *will* be getting below 280 this time. No doubt. My prediction is I will be under 280 by week 11 (September 25th), and I cannot wait.
How did your week go? Are you where you wanted to be today? If not, what is your strategy for this week? Remember, marginal changes last a lifetime. Overhauls wear you out and cause failure.