Oh. My. God. Seriously? A THREE plus pound gain?!?!?!? Dammit!!! I *sort of* saw this coming. I knew I’d be up this week due mostly to four whole days of no exercise and some extras as far as food goes. I, however, was only expecting a one or two pound gain, not one that was over 3 and put me right back where I was last month. Ugh.
So, I gave myself today as one last “splurge” day to get this week out of my system. I’m starting fresh tomorrow. New day, new week, new focus. Well, actually it’s not a NEW focus, but more of a REnewed focus. I haven’t tracked my food for the past few days because my eating has been out of whack for a couple reasons. Tomorrow that changes. Tomorrow I’m back to tracking all my food and being fully aware of what I’m putting in my big mouth.
And just because I gave myself today as a last chance splurge day doesn’t mean I didn’t exercise. Oh no, I exercised. In fact, I CHOSE to exercise today. I was actually contemplating skipping my bicycle ride. Heck, I had already slept in and skipped the boot camp class that my gym puts on every Saturday morning (I definitely want this to be a staple of my Saturday mornings), what’s skipping the second workout I’d planned for the day, right? Right. I had originally wanted to do a 2+ hour ride, but since it was already 4pm when I talked myself into not skipping the ride and I had an appointment at 7pm that I needed to be showered and walking out the door to make it to on time by 6:15, I couldn’t do that length of a ride. So I got on Google Maps and found a 16-ish mile route that was just the perfect distance to do in an hour and a half. When it was all said and done, it was 16.8 miles and I was sooooooo glad that I didn’t skip it.
Tomorrow is not just a run day, but it’s my LONG run day. I’ll be doing at least 7 miles. More if I’m feeling up to it, which I kind of hope I am. I’d like to see about pushing it to 7.5 or even 8 miles. I will probably go further for my turn around point and then, if the distance feels like more than I’m ready for, I can just simply stop and walk the rest of the way home.
I would like to see at least a 2 lb loss (well…REloss) when I weigh in next Saturday. I want to be back to the 174 (if not a little lower) that I was at 2 weeks ago by the end of the month. If I can stick to my food plans and keep up my daily exercise, then that shouldn’t be a problem.