get fit!! // another week, another weight loss

November 21, 2013 in bloggers,fitness,health,Ohio,running,weight,workout

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Holler!! I’ve got another weight loss to report!

Weight Watchers //

Ya know, yet again, I didn’t do all that great with tracking points. But I kept my diet of “mostly clean eating” and lots and lots of exercise. I ended up losing a pound, still yet. But I wonder how much more that scale would have said if I drank more water and didn’t eat that cookie the day before my weigh in. Ha!

And I’m making a serious commitment to myself this week — to track EVERYTHING I eat, everything I drink and my activities. In order to maximize weight loss for next week!

Workouts // 

Speaking of activities… I’ve been rocking the workout thing again. We had one heck of a busy 7 days, but I’ve somehow managed to log even more miles of running than I did the previous week. I felt mostly good, too. I’m definitely sore, but it’s better than being achey from stiff muscles & joints, AmIRight?!

But truthfully, it’s taken serious mental strength to decide to run for the last week. It’s been cold — like, real bone-chilling cold. Plus the lack of sunlight has presented a challenge. But I’ve dedicated myself. And that’s meant giving up my hour lunch break to fit a run in most days. Thankfully, the Towpath Trail is right behind our building at work. So I just hop on and run, run, run!

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It’s true. Plenty of people are busy. And for me, if I didn’t get in a lunch break sweat session, I very likely wouldn’t have the willpower to work out at all. Cause when I’m not at the office I like to focus my energies on #BabyAri and being a domestic goddess (which really means, keeping the kitchen and the bathroom clean — ha!). And these days, my earlybird tendencies are non-existent. I sleep til THE very last moment possible. 🙂 So I’m working within my means.

Looking Ahead // 

I’m not going to let the upcoming holidays lead me astray this year. I’m using permanent marker in my Erin Condren Life Planner to keep my workouts on schedule! And even though Thanksgiving is my absolute most favorite holiday EVER, I’m going to limit myself to a single helping of stuffing. That’s it! 🙂

In addition, I have TWO races coming up — the 10k, and then the next day, a 5k to benefit the Arthritis Foundation! I’m running AND fundraising for the Arthritis Foundation in honor of blogger friend Kenzie from Life According To Kenz. Kenzie has been battling autoimmune arthritis since her Freshman year of high school. An avid runner herself, Kenzie does everything she can to control her symptoms. So I’m raising money for her. She’s my hero. <3

If you are able, please donate to the Arthritis Foundation in honor of our dear friend Kenzie here.

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Heather November 21, 2013 at 7:40 am

You lost weight AND ate cookies?? That’s the way to do it!!

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Amanda November 21, 2013 at 8:11 am

Good for you girl! You will be my inspiration to loose this baby weight 🙂

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Deanna November 21, 2013 at 8:35 am

How do you handle getting sweaty and then going back to work when you work out on your lunch? Also when do you eat? I always wanted to work out on my lunch but have been too scared to try it!

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