Spring has sprung! Which means that the weather is turning warmer, the days are getting longer, and fitting in outdoor activities is a whole lot easier. Spring is a time of renewal, and the spring of 2013 is going to be one where my life is Refreshed . I’m living my life in full bloom! Now that I’ve made my pre-op weight loss requirement, all the pounds I lose this spring are just like extra petals on a flower, making my life just a bit more beautiful. Sunday weigh-ins will keep me accountable through the weekend, and will give me a positive goal to begin each new week. I’m embarking on more than just a diet plan, I’m establishing a lifestyle – my new beginning. My Sunday progress updates will be called Super Spring Weigh-Ins.
What a whirlwind this past week was! I made it to my mini goal with the official Kaiser weigh-in; I walked two 5Ks without pain, numbness, or cramping; and I realized that my life is about to change very, very soon.
So what did the scale say?
To be honest, I didn’t weigh in today. I’ve peeked at the scale throughout the week, and it hovered right around last Tuesday’s weight. One day I was slightly up (+0.4), another day I was back to the same weight. I didn’t expect to lose anything this week, since I had such a huge weight loss last week.
One of the things I’m really proud of this week (besides the weight goal!!) is that I have been able to walk 5k (3 miles) without any of the annoyances (numbness, cramps, shin splints) that used to make it impossible. I think losing weight is part of it, but I also think getting the proper shoes is a HUGE part of it. I’m wearing ASCICS Gel-Blur 33 2.0
I love their bold colors, but even more important is their incredible arch support eliminate any pain I might have from plantar fasciitis. I definitely want to get a second pair in black & white.
While I did walk two 5Ks this past week, those were the only real workouts I got in, which isn’t great. I was just so busy grading, running back and forth to Kaiser (weigh in, EKG, etc), and getting ready for Easter that I ran out of time. But this week, it’s back to it, full force.
Here’s this week’s workout plan:
Sunday: walk with Sofi Monday: gym: elliptical + recumbent bike Tuesday: 5K with Ani & pups Wednesday: gym: elliptical + recumbent bike Thursday: 5K with Ani & pups Friday: Hot Hula Saturday: cleaning + OnDemand workout
Until next Sunday, my friends. I hope the scale treats you well, and that you have a wonderful week!