The past week and a half didn’t go so well for me, I stopped working out b/c I just didn’t feel like myself. The weight crept up and as of today I was up to 158.2 from 153.6 one and half weeks ago. I was so close to the 140’s I think I might have gotten a little cocky and went back to old habits. I’ve said it before but it’s a slippery slope. My food choices have been that of the old me when I weighed 243lbs. For example on Sunday I had a craving for cake, yes cake, so my husband and I bought carrot cake with cream cheese icing. It was definitely yummy but as I was eating it I happened to look over and see my before picture that I have posted on my fridge and thought to myself, this is the way that girl ate, I don’t want to be that girl again. So the cake leftovers left our house and went to my husband’s office for the boys to eat.
I’m not going to lie to anyone, I have anxiety about gaining the weight back. The statistics for maintaining weightloss aren’t very good. That’s why I’m always thinking about what’s next and constantly preparing what I’m going to do after BW. Well that time is now for me. I end my 12 week session this upcoming Sunday March 28. I know what I’m doing and have rallied in my fitness buddies for the continued support. So this is what I have planned for my workouts, I will be running approximately 4 – 5 days a week with one of the runs being a long run at Elk Lake and the other runs being a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout. I will be incorporating the Eat Clean Diet Workout as my strength training component and plan on continuing to go to BDHQ for indoor/outdoor sessions. I finally have graduated the BW program, some might say I haven’t reached my goal and should stick with the program for one more session but quite honestly I don’t want to be the girl in the front of the pack anymore, I want to be the one who is challenged and chasing the leader. That is the only way I feel I can improve myself.
I ran Elk Lake this past weekend and remembered how much I love running and the feeling I get after a great run. I had such a great run that I ran Tuesday morning as well and again had such an amazing feeling afterwards, I think I may be addicted again. It is also a great opportunity to run with my girlfriends and catch up with one another because we are all so busy with our lives that we don’t get many opportunities to sit down and chat so we may as well do it while we run.
I feel positive about reaching my 100lbs, I have a plan and am accountable to everyone in my life that has followed me on my journey but most importantly I’m accountable to myself. I’m not going to stop blogging until the goal is reached and even then I don’t know if I would, I love blogging about my week and feel a sense of honesty when I blog. I wasn’t going to blog about week 11 because it wasn’t that great of a week for me but then I decide to be honest and I’ve realized it’s apart of the journey, there will always be ups and downs. This has made me really look at myself and I realize that I’ve done something amazing and it has truly transformed my life. I can’t imagine being that fat girl again. So for the rest of my life I will be an active person who continues to eat clean in order for me to maintain my svelte body ☺
So begins the 5 day countdown! Here is the breakdown of the next 4 days of workouts for me, I have a BW session tonight (Wednesday), Thursday morning I’m running with a friend, a BW session Friday morning, Saturday I’m running Elk Lake (which is 10km), and then the big final weigh in. After Sunday it’s on me to get up and get moving, I’m kinda looking forward to it.