Weigh-In Wednesday and Weekly Goals: April 2, 2014

Welcome to the first Weigh-in Wednesday with my new scale!

I read some reviews on Amazon and took into account some recommendations from friends, and I ended up going with the EatSmart Precision GetFit scale. The $50 sale price was right for all of its capabilities: besides measuring weight, it also measures BMI, total body water, muscle mass, and bone mass.

So far, I love it!  I stepped on the scale several times this morning to see if there were any variances in the measurement, and there were none! My weight was exactly the same each time.

I’m happy to report that I’ve officially passed the 10 pounds lost milestone!

Hooray!

Hooray!

I’m down 0.6 pounds since my last weigh-in — or at least the measurement I counted at my last weigh-in — for a total loss of 10.4 pounds.

I’ve now earned that workout outfit! One of my friends suggested this Legally Blonde-inspired tank, which I love!

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It’s time to formulate a new goal for when I’m down 20 pounds. I’ll determine one before next week’s weigh-in.

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However, I must be honest — I feel like I’ve just gotten really lucky with this weigh-in. I did not do well with exercising this past week, and my eating over the weekend was rough. (I was about 1,000 calories over my goal both Saturday and Sunday, and I really didn’t make up for that overage at another point in the week.)

I think I need to re-focus and re-commit. I need to remind myself why I’m doing this, and why it’s worth the effort:

1. Because Jesus bought me at a price, God calls me to be a good steward of my body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

2. I feel so much better already and have so much more energy, and I want to improve even more.

3. When we are ready to start a family, I want to be in the best health possible.

4. I have a family history full of health problems and want to do all that is in my control to avoid them. Some things are hereditary and inevitable, but I want to do what I can to prevent the preventable.

5. I want to feel good about myself — especially regarding my appearance — and continue to gain confidence.

6. I want to prove to myself that I can start something and finish it through my own hard work.

7. I want to look good for my husband.

8. I want to live the fullest life possible. To serve others and enjoy the journey, good health is essential.

I am blessed by the idea of a new week — a new start. I’m going to take these reminders to heart and do my best this coming week!

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Progress toward last week’s goals:

  • Goal: Achieve a total loss of 10 pounds. Status: I did it! I’m thrilled!
  • Goal: Try 1 new recipe. Status: Did not achieve. Unfortunately, this week got away from me.
  • Goal: Hit the gym 4 times and start the C25k plan. Status: Mostly did not achieve. Unfortunately, I tweaked my leg last Wednesday night at BodyPump and decided to take Thursday off — which turned into Friday off, and Saturday, and Sunday. Even though I am legitimately busy, fitness needs to be a priority. (As my accountability partner told me early on, I need to work at this like it’s my second job.) Also, the more I work out, the more I can eat and still lose 1 pound per week! Small victory, though — I did start the C25k plan on Monday morning! Week 1, Workout 1 is complete.

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Goals for the next week:

  • Goal: Lose 1 pound.
  • Goal: Try 1 new recipe. (I already have my eye on a few!)
  • Goal: Work out 4 times and continue with the C25k plan.

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A parting thought from one of my favorite bloggers, Clare at Peak313 Fitness:

You will encounter A LOT of people who aren’t on the same track as you, which can lead to you getting off yours since it feels lonely. But I also want you to remember that there are A LOT of people who are — you just may not be in the same circle. Stay focused. Block out the haters. Keep your eyes on the prize. (Applicable to more areas than just health!)

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In the words of my hubby, when I failed to get up to work out this morning: “Don’t be lazy. That’s my job.”

How do you re-motivate yourself when you get off track? 

What should be my reward when I reach my 20 pounds lost milestone? 

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