Fitness Friday: Week 4

Fitness Friday ButtonAll right, so this is Week 4 for the Fitness Friday group, but it’s my Week 2. I’ve also joined a weight-loss challenge sponsored by The Babywearing Workout. You can read more about that by clicking HERE.

Current Weight: My goal for this week was to weigh in at 174 lbs., and I weighed in at 173 this morning!

Activity Performed: I didn’t meet my exercise goal this week. I’d planned to double my effort; instead, I really slacked off. I’ve just been fatigued and unmotivated all week. I did about 20 or so minutes of light aerobics and them some random calisthenics (pushups, crunches, etc.) throughout the week.

Diet: I’m still using MyFitnessPal, which I highly recommend to everyone. Even if you’re not trying to lose weight, it can be a real eye opener to see exactly how many calories you’re approximately consuming. Last Friday was my “cheat” day when my foodie friend from The Fresh Kitchen cooked an amazing belated birthday dinner for me and my hubby. It would have been fine if that was my only cheat day, but then I cooked vanilla chocolate banana bread on Saturday, and ate about half of it between then and Monday. I won’t say I went overboard this past weekend, because I didn’t eat a pint of ice cream or pig out on fast food or anything, but I did eat over my allotted calories. I did do better with my water intake.

Goals for next week:

  • I would LOVE to weigh in at 170 lbs.; however, I would be happy if I weigh in at 171 with a 2 lb. loss.
  • I’m going to keep it simple and plan to do 30-minutes of cardio at least 3 times, plus my random calisthenics.
  • I’ll keep up my calorie counting, making sure I keep a healthy balance.

Want to join us in Fitness Friday? If you have a blog, you can link up weekly at the blog We Have It All. If you don’t have a blog but would like to participate, feel free to comment below our Fitness Friday posts. I’d love to encourage you!

Continue Reading

It’s Fitness Friday! (Week 8) Annnnnd I need to recommit

Back on Sept. 14 I wrote my first Fitness Friday post, and joined other bloggers for a link up. My goal was to lose the weight I gained during my pregnancy, and then some. I did well for the first couple of weeks, but then…I’ll admit it…I stopped trying. We had guests; we ate out; I was too lazy to go to the gym; and this past week I’ve been ill.

It’s time for me to recommit.

I will do this! I know the holiday season is usually time when people gain weight not lose it. But I am motivated. I don’t want to get dressed up for church or a dinner out or anything that requires more than jeans and a sweatshirt, because I can’t fit into my wardrobe. If I squeeze myself into them, I just look terrible with rolls and muffin tops. I’m being completely honest when I say that trying on clothes makes me want to cry (sometimes I do), and I feel completely unattractive. I just want to be “hot” again, you know? I don’t want to be that woman who “let herself go” once she got married and had a kid. That’s not me.

I’m showing my motivation below for the whole world to see. Now, I have to keep it up!

Here’s me before marriage and a baby (ignore the cheesy grin):

Visiting John Dillinger’s grave

Here’s me after marriage and a baby:

Ugh! I can’t even stand looking at this photo!

The good news is that I have lost about 10 or 15 pounds since the above photo was taken, but it’s not enough. I still have a long way to go.

I’m not posting stats this week. I want to focus not on the numbers but on my diet and exercise. Next week, I’ll weigh myself and post where I’m at, and then I’ll go from there.

 If you’re on MyFitnessPal, feel free to add me, and we’ll motivate each other! My username is emegburg.

Do you have any fitness or weight loss goals?
Continue Reading