Oh, hai there! It seems as though it’s friday already.. my three day work-week flew by! Last weekend was a long weekend for us Canadians and I had family up visiting. We lucked out and had some beautiful weather all weekend. Speaking of weather, apparently there was snow sighting this morning! Summer needs to come and stay already.
Anyway, some family was here last weekend which meant lots of food and some eating out. Which for me means a rough week. I managed to stay on track the last few days, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to undo the damage that the weekend brought.
7 Week Challenge:
Starting Weight: 239
Week One- May 10: 237 (-2)
Week Two – May 17: 237 (0)
Week Three – May 24: 238 (+1)
That was realllllly hard to admit. I hate admitting to a gain, but I know we all go through our struggles and being honest with yourself (and readers) is key. The challenge is almost halfway through and I certainly haven’t made much progress yet… yet!
For the past month I’ve been doing a bootcamp twice a week and I’m really enjoying it. I was going to join June’s class, but my mom is here for most of June and I know I’m going to miss a couple classes. A couple may not seem like a lot, but when there’s only 8.. it seems like a waste of money. Then I noticed on the bootcamp’s website that the trainer offers online personal training at a very affordable rate. The training comes with customized workouts, nutrition plan and weekly check-ins with her. I know you can find all kinds of workouts and meal plans online for free, but what really grabbed my attention was the weekly check-ins. Back in college when I lost weight (rather quickly!) I was attending a gym (similar to Curves) that included weekly check-ins with a coach. The coach would do your weighs, measurement and discuss any issues that you may be having. This is essentially what the online training package includes. These check-ins helped me tremendously and it held me accountable for many months. There was no way I wanted to go weigh myself in front of someone and gain! I know there are other programs out there that do this, like Weight Watchers meetings, but WW is expensive (and you have to commit with a membership) and I really don’t think that the WW leader would notice if I skipped a week here or there because I know I gained. Where as my trainer is expecting to hear from me every saturday with my weight/measurements… this will hold me accountable.
She should be sending me my customized package today and I’m excited to see what it entails. I will officially start monday, but if I have all the food tomorrow then I will start then.. I don’t want to have yet another bad weekend where I’m fighting to make up for it all week.
I’m really excited to start this and I think (i hope!) it’s the push that I need. The program is 8 weeks and if I like it I will likely sign up for some more.
I’m going to leave you with another picture of Zoee. She’s just so cute. Wednesday night was her puppy class, which she loves! She works and plays hard in the classes and is always so tired and hot afterwards. On our way out, she managed to find the only puddle in the parking lot and after taking a drink she decided to lay down! Luckily I had a towel in the car
ahhhhh.. nice and cool