I have decided to start a weekly post on my weight that will also include my measurements monthly. I weigh myself every Friday and take my biceps, waist, hips, thighs, and calves measurements at the beginning of every month which I will report to you guys every Monday as my Measurements Monday post. I am only doing this to help hold myself more accountable. These are not things I feel very comfortable sharing, but here I go stepping out of my comfort zone. My measurements for this week are:
Weight-182.9 (down 1.5)
Waist-34.5" (down 1/2")
Hips-41" (down 1")
Thighs-21" (down 1")
Calves-15" (down 1")
I must admit that I am feeling a bit on the disappointed side at how slowly the weight and inches are coming off, but I need to remind myself to persevere! Thus the title of my blog ;) This is a journey to being healthy and not just all about the weight loss. I know we can all get to playing the numbers game and it has a way of tripping us up. I will not let these numbers swirling around trip me this time!
Overall, disregarding the numbers, I feel that I am doing a pretty good job at becoming healthier. I am now exercising at least five days a week for at least 30 minutes at a time (if not a whole hour) and I am working on making healthier choices food wise. I look at labels and check nutritional values before going to restaurants most of the time. I am trying to fuel my body rather than just mindlessly eating. Do I still eat junk food? Sometimes! But only occasionally!
Some numbers I am happy to report, though, are that I ran for my 22 minutes straight at an average pace of about 12 min/mile on Saturday and it went great! I even shot some pictures for you all to see.
A couple of my favorite songs that really push me and get me through are:
1- This Girl is on Fire (Alicia Keys)
2- Firework (Katy Perry)
3- Stronger (Kelly Clarkson)
4- Get Thru This (Art of Dying)
5- Try (Pink)
6- Learning to Live (Beth Hart)
7- What Have You Done Today (Mpeople)
Hope everyone had a great weekend!