• Saturday: I worked overtime on the later late night shift Friday night. I had a goal to have over 13,000 steps by the time I got off work at 7am. SUCCESS! I had over 14,000! (ended the day with over 19,000!) I also did 200 incline push-ups during my shift! As a result of meeting my little goal for my steps by 7am, and the fact that I have a long run planned for early Sunday morning, and I had a really long week and didn’t feel like doing much, so I decided to not do any strength training and just hit the pool for another 800m. Got it done in 20 minutes.
• Sunday: long run day! Went to my new favorite trail again for this run. Even though it’s a long run, I was a little drained from running 6 days in a row last week (even though they were mostly short runs), so I decided a shorter long run was in order. I did 8 miles.
• Monday: worked the later late night shift for overtime on Sunday night (my day off), so I made sure to get as many steps as I could (was shooting for 13K+ again) before I got off work at 7am. I ended up with about 11,750 steps by the time I got to my car after work. I also did leg raises on the little bench they have where I was working and did a total of 15 squats and 140 leg raises throughout the night.
• Tuesday: ran 5 decently paced miles on the tready. Was going to do some strength post run, but it was almost 11 before I finished my run, so I nixed it because of lack of time. I ended up having to charge my FitBit before I could leave for the gym and that delayed me about 45 minutes, so that’s where my strength training time went. Oops.
• Wednesday: overtime again Tuesday night. So, again, a goal of 13K+ steps by 7am. I ended the night with about 13,340 steps. Also, I did squats again and ended the night with 200 Bavarian split squats!
• Thursday: I ran the 3 miles to the gym, then I did bicep curls, cable crossovers, reverse cable flyes, leg curls and leg extensions. I was going to do walking lunges as well, but 1) was running short on time and as it was already passed mid-morning it was just getting hotter and hotter by the minute, and 2) I didn’t think it would be much fun to run back home after doing a bunch of weighted walking lunges. So I skipped the lunges for this day and will do them the next trip to the gym. Then, I ran back home, but added an extra .2 to bring it to 3.2, making my running total for the day 6.2, or a 10K, thus earning me the Garmin Marathon’s 10K medal! It’s so cute, it’s the Wizard’s hot air balloon and it says “10K” on the little basket that actually dangles from the balloon!
• Friday: OMG! Guess what! Overtime again Thursday night. Haha. So, again, a goal of 13K+ steps before 7am. I was able to get well over 14K steps by the time I got to my car after work. And then I did the incline pushups again and ended the night with 300 tricep dips on the bench.
Let me just start by saying that EVERY DAY I AM AT OR BELOW MY GOAL WEIGHT IS A GREAT DAY!!! Now, with that being said, I’d be straight up lying if I said being at 155.4 on Friday and then up to 157.2 on Saturday didn’t at least mildly bother me on some level…because it did. For about 2 seconds. Then I moved on and told myself the whole every day I am at or below my goal weight is a great day line. And I truly believe that. Why? Because it is. I feel amazing, I look great, I’m more physically efficient, I recover quicker, and so many other things. Those are the things that truly and really matter. It really isn’t all about a number on a scale. So, I lost 1.5 pounds this last week and that is still awesome. I’ve lost over 100 pounds since I started this whole thing and that is…hmm…I don’t seem to have a grasp on a word that adequately describes how that feels…it flabbergasts and astonishes me. Especially when I look at that TimeHop then/now picture.