Halfway done already! Week 2 was a lot easier than Week 1. My body was resisting during Week 1. It kept trying to tell me it was too tired to exercise. But last week it was telling me to get to the gym. (Although, it still didn’t tell me to get up in the morning and walk before work. Gaaaaah! I’m so bad at that!)
Good news! My foot feels much better. I still had to do the elliptical at the gym at the beginning of the week, but by Friday I was able to go back to spin class. Yippeee! I have also been thinking a lot about getting back on my bike. I haven’t ridden since I moved here in 2014. So sad! I used to ride all the time but it’s not like Indianapolis around here. I’m too scared to ride in regular traffic. So I’m on the hunt for a trail somewhere to ride.
More good news: The company I work for decided to change their policy and allow contractors to use their fitness center. So I did the orientation on Thursday and took a spin class on Friday during lunch. So convenient! I really had no reason to not make my 3-trips-to-the-gym goal.
My plan for this week is to go to my regular gym (where I meet a friend after work) on Monday and Thursday and then take advantage of the company fitness center on Wednesday and Friday.
As far as nutrition goes, last week I did a terrible job of meal planning and taking my lunch to work. In fact, I only brought my lunch to work ONCE. I also did not keep track of everything I ate this week. I will say it wasn’t much different than what I ate in Week 1. I’m a creature of habit and I like my sausage and hard boiled eggs for breakfast and my cheese and nuts for snacks. When I did go out to lunch or eat at the cafeteria, I didn’t eat much differently than what I would’ve brought for myself. (Although I’m sure it had a lot more sodium.)
To answer the big question, I lost another 6.8 pounds for a total of 9.6 pounds. I’m not sure why it was so much this week but if I had to guess I would say making sure I get my water and really pushing myself for a good sweat at the gym. I don’t expect to lose almost 7 pounds every week, especially since I’m also starting to lift weights now, so I won’t be disappointed if the scale barely moves this coming week. I know I’m making progress.
Goal Spreadsheet for Week 2:
The last column I decided to just make a Wild Card goal to be something different each week. I just marked it for Week 1 because one thing I really wanted to do was donate blood. It may not be a goal that helps me, but it helps others so I thought I earned an X. For Week 2, I was going to read a Runner’s World magazine and find some inspiration but didn’t even find the time to do that. So maybe this week!
I got my step goal (8,000) steps most days so I’m going to bump it back up to 10,000 steps for Week 3.
Steps for Week 2:
Sunday, June 18th: 3,331
Monday, June 19th: 8,115
Tuesday, June 20th: 8,410
Wednesday, June 21st: 10,927 (Gym day)
Thursday, June 22nd: 9,564 (Gym day)
Friday, June 23rd: 9,928 (Gym day)
Saturday, June 24th: 5,947
This shows me I need to work harder on the weekends to get my steps. If I get my 10,000 steps for 5 days this week, I’ll increase it to 6 days for Week 4.
I think that’s about it for this week! What about you? How is your goal-reaching going? Comment below and let me know!