So, we're in Week 3. Where is this time flying?? It truly feels like the round just began.
I have all little things to tell you but nothing major warranting a story (that I feel up to writing
just yet anyway - I do have stories to tell soon!), so, just
a quick catch up:
|Boot camp & treat breaky today|
Am on track
'Weight loss journey wise', I'm going good. It's like one of the only parts in my life that is actually going 'good', so I'm holding onto it very tightly! I was chatting to a friend the other night who has just lost 20kg and looks amazing, and we were talking about how good it feels to be back in the drivers seat. When other things don't seem to be going my way, knowing I'm in control of this aspect of my life is helping my mindset one hundred fold.
For now at least
Who knows whether I'll stick to it, if you've followed me for more than an hour you will know
|My weight loss story in one sentence|
I'll just keep trying.
Week 3 weigh in was today; I lost 1.8kg this week which brings me to a total of 6.8kg lost for the round so far! I'm so, so proud of myself. For getting back up (again), after
|Today's weigh in!|
I hate injuries
Speaking of injuries, I'm particularly over it today. I was at boot camp this morning and I was impressed with my heart rate and what I managed to do (there was a lot of boxing and bear crawls in this mornings session, and I could still do both of those). But I had a little moment when I just felt so crushed that I (temporarily) can't run. There’s so much I can’t do right now, but not being able to run is of course the hardest. Aside from my beloved running events, just simple running in between sets or as a warm up at boot camp has been my norm for so long, and I hate that I
My 3 week cook-up has been working wonders. I may have hated the cooking at the time and complained and whinged and moaned (to myself mainly!) but I attribute much of my commitment this round to having my meals planned, prepped / cooked and ready to go. Meal wise, every day has been a dream. And I've actually stuck to it. Usually when I do big cook ups, I cram my freezer with not only meals, but the best intentions.... Those intentions usually fall by the wayside and months later I usually have a frostbitten, less desirable stack of meals still taking up room in the freezer. The last 2.5 weeks though, I've stuck to my plan and actually used
the meals. (What a novel idea!) The freezer is almost
empty again! There were 3 meals I forgot I was eating out at and 1 meal I
really felt like something else and let myself, but I think the rest I have
stuck to. Now comes the dilemma of what to do next week. Do I go through the pain and suffering of another cook-up to reap the rewards? ;)
|Lunch yesterday (I just realised, same as today)|
Getting it done
I've continued my 'no excuses' mantra and have been getting it done every day. I'm so proud, my sticker chart has 7/7 stickers each and every week for Nutrition and Exercise. I haven't stuffed up one day (yet!) I'm sure I
day but for now I'm pretty proud. I also haven't let myself deviate or
have any sneaky mouthfuls here and there, outside of my planned 'cal free items'.
The occasional quick spoonful of Gippsland creamy yoghurt or an extra grape
here or there has in the past been the start of my undoing, so I've been
strict. In saying that, my rules do allow me treats, which is one reason
why I feel I can be strict the rest of the time. Tonight I had a one off
though. I suddenly felt like chocolate. I LOVE chocolate but it's
not usually my 'go to' craving. (I'd have chips before chocolate.
Followed by the chocolate haha).
|Post boot camp selfies|
But tonight I suddenly wanted some. Thanks PMS. My first train of thought went something like this:
But the next moment I realised, you know what, just have some. Now usually I allow cravings to continue for a while to make sure they’re real. But this was one of those times I knew straight away. There was no doubt. So I said to myself, if you want it, Kate, just have some.
Now this was an experimental risk at this early stage of one of my million attempts, but I had 2 squares to satisfy the taste, and that was it. This was about an hour ago and so far so good, I haven’t thought about it again until I started blogging about it!
Some days it’s been hard but I’ve gotten it done every day. This week I think I only had 2 ‘injury forced’ rest days. Last week I think I had 3 and a half. (I allow myself a sticker if it’s a genuinely physically forced rest day). The rest of the days I’ve hit my calorie burnt target. I’ve had a few walks outside late at night (check out my Instagram post for a cool safety app I’ve started using!) and have also been using my treadmill the last few days which I haven’t done in a while.
Crazy girl on the ramp. And in the carpark.
Food wise I’ve been avoiding work morning teas and lunches as much as I can. Friday I struggled to find time to exercise. I ended up walking up and down a ramp in a shopping centre while I waited for an appointment. 100 cals for the win! Then later that night I was out at dinner and there was birthday cake. While everyone was eating it, I actually walked outside and walked around and around the carpark. This sounds a bit obsessive, but I promise it wasn’t like that. I was getting hot and sick and needed to go outside to cool down anyway, so when the cake came out I thought “why not now?”
I ended up standing near smokers and the smoke was bothering me (says I, an ex heavy
Challenges on track
|And the carpark|
Challenges / milestones wise I am actually on track with, too! (Can ya believe it??) I’m trying to do all of the 12WBT weekly challenges. I haven’t done them since they changed a year or so ago from the weekly comps as they were so much fun and creative and taught me so much. But I challenged
I wrote my letter to myself (and used a cool website (thanks for the tip Mrs Z on IG!) which emails it back to you on a nominated date! I’ve chosen to have it sent to me on the last weigh in day of this round). #12wbtletter, done.
|Sneaking rice crackers under a meeting table|
Week 2’s challenge was stairs: but this is what did my knee in so there is no way I could do that. I can barely walk up the stairs to get to my apartment each night! Instead I modified it to suit me and did the same amount of steps we were supposed to do, but on a hill. I was going to do it outside on a real hill but got home late, so did it on the highest incline on my treadmill. Tick for #12wbtstepup.
Week 3 was #12wbtgreenie: I went out and bought a little fresh sweet basil plant tonight. I didn’t go nuts and buy more than one, because I am a hopeless gardener and will probably
My personal mini milestones are on track too: Week 1 I had specific organise-y tasks which I have done. Week 2 is that damn “Girl In Blue” challenge that I made up about 74 years ago and continue to ‘mean to’ do each round. But yesterday I actually started doing it! Wonders will never cease. Thanks to one of my lovely IG followers / policewoman Joanne, I now have the info of
My polka dot dress challenge is going well too, I’ve updated the pics here.
Also, I found my long lost FitBit! I lost it about 6 months ago. I knew it was in my room as myphone picked it up when it was syncing, until the battery died. I assumed it was in some random corner or had fallen into some clothes, as my room is always really tidy. Do you know where I found it?
In my little box that I keep gadgets like my FitBit in.
Of course, why would I look there, where it was supposed to be all this time? Hopeless. Doubly hopeless, is I found it on the day I realised I lost my Garmin! I have no idea where it is, because as I said, everything is tidy! In saying that, I’ve switched back to my Polar recently, because my Garmin stopped showing my correct heart rate :( I was
|I chose this over my fave pub meals!|
Other than that
Other than all of that, as happy and fairy tale as most of that sounds, I’m actually going through
a bit of a rough patch.
Specifically this week, my main thing is self esteem issues. I could go on and be descriptive, but basically I just
don’t feel good enough, and I’m finding it a bit tough.
That’s about it for me right now. Just wanted to say hey. Chat soon xo
|Boot camp last week x|