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Sweating the Day Away

Posted Jul 17 2013 10:43pm

Umm…how boring is my blog lately?! I promise real life isn’t this boring. Well, maybe a little, but not nearly as much so. I’m not doing as many recipes or dinners out (Operation Smaller Butt!) so I don’t have anything to write about there. I’m Dry in July so no beer or wine tastings lately. My buddy, Karen, hasn’t had a tea party in for-ev-er so no recaps on that (hint, hint). In general, I’ve been sweating it out and just relaxing. Life is good! Sweat, Smile, Eat, Repeat!

So I’m going to do what I do best. Ramble. :) For all you folks who have been reading along with me over the years, I appreciate it. Keep with me. Its bound to get good again.

First good point?! I lost 1.6 lbs this week. BOOM! I’m officially down 44 lbs. Although my weight loss has been kind of slow, I can totally see a difference in my body. I put on a shirt that I haven’t worn in a few weeks and it totally felt off. The sleeves were too big. The shoulders sat weird. It was bizarre. <—You can see that on my Instagram #OOTD (Outfit of the Day) pic.

Then it dawned on me. I’m getting muscley.

Oh, and we all know that muscle DOES NOT WEIGH MORE THAN FAT, right?! A pound is a pound is a pound. However, muscle is more dense than fat. So that one pound of muscle that used to be where fat was now takes up less room than that former one pound of fat. Poof! Magic!

Enough of of my –1.6 booty shaking celebration. Back to my Wednesday. When I walked into spinning tonight the room was already at a balmy 80 degrees. Seriously. I started to sweat while I was just getting on the bike. By the time we were 20 minutes in I could feel myself sliding off the bike seat. So gross. I feel bad for whoever rode after me. I wiped it down, but at some point too much is too much.

Final result…
An absolutely soaking wet ponytail and 500+ calories burned. It was dripping down my back the entire ride home and I regretted not wringing it out before I got in the car. Also, I’m not sure why but just one part of my chest gets red when I workout lately. This is probably a sign of something wrong that I’m going to completely ignore.

When I got home I dragged myself into the shower and debated just laying down right there. I have a big fear of drowning so I made it through my shower standing straight up.

Dinner was a big ol’ bowl of salad and mini meatballs. Fancy, huh?

Gourmet dinner at its finest. Who wants to come over?!

Today was also Day 17 in the #TrulyCommitted Instagram challenge from Truly Jess . The challenge was to reassess our original goals.

I am totally killing all of these except the whole sleep thing. I get up between 5:30 and 7 every day depending on my schedule. BUT I’m not getting to bed until at least midnight. Seriously?! Why am I punishing myself?! The next two weeks I’m focusing on this goal and really making the effort.

That water goal is easy peasy apparently. I’m drinking almost a gallon of water a day. Basically I am peeing my weight off. Now you know my secret.


Ok, I am pushing publish and then running to bed. Today is my first day of my new bedtime! See ya Friday!

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