Weigh Day (week nine)

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.

-Erica

 

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