This week was a good week, but a frustrating week. Anyone that has ever watched The Biggest Loser on TV knows why. Time and again there is a contestant that is doing their workouts and eating right and they put up a bad number at the weekly weigh in. I experienced that frustration this week.
I put in five solid workouts totaling nearly 29 miles and a couple of hours of weight lifting. I also continued to eat a healthy diet. In the end, I was hoping to lose another three pounds to bring my total weight loss since January 1st to 21 pounds. Instead, when I stepped on the scale I had only lost one pound.
I had a decent week of training. There were a couple of set backs, but overall I was able to stay consistent. My daughter woke up around 4am on Wednesday morning with a fever of 102 and at it was clear she was not going back to bed, so her mom and I held an early morning screening of Bambi or “Mambi” as my daughter calls it (her current favorite movie). Bambi was followed by Toy Story 3. Due to the middle of the night double feature, I decided not to go to the gym on Wednesday.
My daughter passed out half way through Toy Story 3. So did I. 🙂
After being side tracked by the holidays I am back with my regular weekly accountability report.
I was semi-successful this week. I missed Monday trying to avoid getting sick, had a couple of great workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday, and then my wife got sick and I skipped the gym to help with our 17 month old. Many would argue that watching a 17 month old is a work out on its own. All in all it was a successful week. I held to my strict diet for the third week and I am starting to see and feel the progress. I felt stronger on my run yesterday than I have on any run since my marathon in October.
Monday = None (trying to avoid getting sick)
Tuesday = 5 miles (running), 30 minutes weights (back and biceps)
Wednesday = 1 mile (run), 4 miles (elliptical), 30 minutes weight (legs)
Thursday = No workout (watching baby)
Friday = No workout (watching baby)
Saturday = 5 miles (running) – Felt the strongest I have all year
Sunday = Rest
January Totals (so far)…
Running = 45 miles
Elliptical = 13.6 miles
Weights = Back, bi-ceps, legs
Goals for next week = 25 miles (running or elliptical), 2 days of core work, 4 days weights, weigh in at 220 or under.