Fitness Friday

If you read my last post, you’ll see that I have had an unhealthy obsession with the scale and letting it dictate my days. I originally was going to just weigh in once a month when I did my measurements and pictures, but I have changed my mind. Once a week. Like I mentioned, at just over 200lbs when I started, I have to lose weight, but I can’t and don’t need to let the scale be the only thing that matters.

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First things first, weigh in.

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Last Week: 200.6

Today: 199.4

And as for my workouts from the last week:

Saturday: Kickboxing

Sunday: Boxing, HIIT, Core

Monday: Buns, Barre, Ball

Wednesday: Butts and Guts Live and walking in place

Thursday: Butts and Guts Live

Total Minutes: 233

Total Calories Burned: 1,704

Any fun plans for this weekend? I have mom’s night out tonight and then tomorrow we have Aiden’s b-day bowling party.

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I am a stay at home mom, but I can assure you that we look forward to weekends too! No schedules, alarm clocks and adult conversations!

Why Does The Scale Matter?

This is the question I have been asking myself. Why? Why do I let this stupid piece of equipment dictate my life?

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Here’s how things have been going: I’ll have a really great day; hard and sweaty workout, being active all day, blood sugars under control and then the next morning I step on the scale and see either a higher number than the day before or a number exactly the same. And then I let my day go to crap and get all depressed. It’s a vicious cycle.

I have really been reflecting on this and it’s just so dumb. The obsession is out of control with chasing this number when I should be chasing much more important #’s (lifting heavier weights, running farther and faster, blood sugars under control). The scale that has had permanent residence on my bathroom floor is now put away. I can’t say that the number doesn’t matter at all, because, let’s face it. I’m over 200 lbs, I very obviously NEED to lose weight. I’m going to do the same thing that I do with measurements and pictures. At the end of the month, I will weigh myself, do measurements and pictures and then that’s it. It will go away.

I’m done letting it dictate my days and moods!!!

Never Miss A Monday

I know, I know, you see this all over social media- but it’s so true! I have found that if I skip my Monday workout, I am much more likely to skip the next few days as well. Total cliché- but, I do what works for me!

Breakfast was the usual- baked strawberry oats.

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After running some errands, we came home for lunch and a much needed nap for the toddler. She has been waking up around 5am, so by 11:30ish, she is done and takes a really long nap. Just in time to go pick up the other kids from school. While she napped, I made up this delicious salad and caught up with the DVR.

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I picked up a new (to me) dressing today, it was amazing! Tasted just like a local restaurant’s Greek dressing.

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After doing some cleaning and laundry and running the dishwasher, I had a grapefruit and had just enough time to watch the crazy Dr. Phil episode that was on Friday. I had watched the original episode where she was on. Homegirl was convinced that she was pregnant with the baby Jesus and that she was Eminem’s long lost daughter.

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You can’t make this stuff up. The rest of it was on this evening, we’ll see if he is able to get through to her and get her the help that she desperately needs!!

I had some time to kill before dinner since we were just going to have leftovers, so I decided to squeeze in my workout. Holy butt burners.

I don’t know how I used to do so much ballet, I was dying and my legs were shaking by the end! Every time she said, just a few more pulses, I wanted to scream!!

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Dinner was a leftover night- we had a ton of them, but aside from the giant container of chili, everything else is gone.

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I am off. Time for baths, homework and a little bit of family time. Anyone watching The Bachelor tonight? I had such high hopes for Nick, but I think things are about to get nuts.

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